We’re excited to announce that we’ll once again be a main sponsor of Nottingham’s favourite festival, Splendour – taking place this year on Saturday 22 July!
You can expect a lot to be happening all over Wollaton Park – including our Confetti stage powered by Nottingham Trent University.
We’re on board again this year, following a successful seven-year partnership with Splendour which sees our students gaining invaluable industry insight working across many aspects of the festival from crewing to recording the performances for Notts TV.
Last year’s Splendour Festival was a record-breaker for Confetti in terms of student engagement. We had over 70 students from across both our college and degree courses working in over 130 different roles – meaning they could gain experience in various aspects of festival production throughout the day. Altogether our students undertook over 1200 hours of work experience during Splendour 2016! And there’s many reasons to be excited for 2017 as we’re looking to top that record!
Headliner announcement alert!
This year multiple Brit award winning band Kaiser Chiefs will be headlining the festival and there will be more big names announced soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Splendour website for more information and keep checking the Confetti website and Facebook page for updates on who will perform on our Confetti stage.
The Yorkshire quintet are the first of over 40 acts announced to perform at the city’s biggest summer day out at Wollaton Park, and winner of ‘Best Festival’ at the 2016 Live UK Business Awards. With an amazing back catalogue of six albums, including the Brit Award winning ‘Employment’, expect a set of huge sing-along anthems including I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and UK number one single Ruby.
Kaiser Chiefs said: “We’re really looking forward to performing at Splendour. We know the crowd and the setting will make for an unforgettable atmosphere.”
George Akins, owner, DHP Family, said: “Following the biggest ever Splendour last year, we’re delighted to announce Kaiser Chiefs as 2017 headliners. The award-winning band has an amazing back catalogue as well as a great new album out. I can’t wait to see over 20,000 people at Splendour singing along to what is sure to be a real belter of a set.”