Can Confetti make it two wins in a row at Nusic’s Future Sound of Nottingham this year?
After Super Furniture won in 2016, rock band The Dandylions, which includes two Confetti students, have been announced as one of the six finalists and will be performing on the main stage of Rocky City on Sunday 7 May! The other finalists are Hashtagobi, Roe Green, Brotherhood, One Giant Causaway and Kelsey Shaw.
FSN aspires to create opportunities for Notts musicians to play in front of large audiences, on iconic stages, in front of music industry professionals. The final six acts will battle it out next month for a chance to open the main stage at Splendour Festival on Saturday 22 July, joining multi award-winning bands Kaiser Chiefs & Busted. The finalists will be judged by a music industry expert panel on their stage presence, raw talent, quality of performance & songs, and Splendour suitability.
Super Furniture opened last year’s Splendour main stage
Last year Confetti band Super Furniture won the competition and opened the main stage at Splendour 2016. Watch their performance at the festival (right) as they showed the crowd why they became the Future Sound of Nottingham winners. You can also listen to Nusic’s interview with the FSN 2016 champs as they spoke about preparing to play in front of 20,000 people.
Will The Dandylions be opening the stage this year?
How it works?
After submitting a song to Nusic, the judges (a panel of the most ‘able-to-help’ industry people from Nottingham) give each band a score based on ‘raw talent’ and ‘Splendour suitability’. The top two acts go straight through to the final, with the next ten entering the semi-finals which is left to a public vote.
This year The Dandylions breezed through the semi-finals with 979 verified votes – over 100 in the last hour after they played three separate gigs to help push themselves over the line! Their track ‘Legendary Force’ (below) was the song that got them into the competition, and was produced with Justin Hill, former member of influential British progressive metal band SikTh.
The band are over the moon with the news and can’t wait for the final:
“The competition has brought out the best in us, we’ve met so many new friends whilst campaigning for votes and playing Rock City is going to be a dream come true! We can’t wait!”
If you want to show your support at Rock City on Sunday 7 May follow us & Nusic on our social channels as we’ll be releasing ticket information as soon as it’s announced.