Confetti at Splendour Festival – Do It For Real

Wednesday July 27, 2016

On one of the hottest days of 2016, 21,000 people gathered in Wollaton Park for Splendour Festival. Nottingham’s biggest outdoor event celebrated its ninth year on Saturday 23 July 2016 with performances from Jamie Lawson, UB40 and Jess Glynne amongst many others.

Confetti was once again a main sponsor and our students worked alongside our technical teams to help bring Splendour festival to life. The Confetti Stage hosted big names, such as The Fratellis, The Rifles and headline act The Darkness, whilst Confetti-band Super Furniture opened the main stage after winning the Future Sound of Nottingham accolade.


Over 70 Confetti students

Over 130 opportunities

Over 1200 work experience hours

Our students were working around the clock both in the days leading up to the festival and throughout the day to make sure stages were set and some of the world’s biggest names in music were ready to grace the stage. The Live & Technical Events students spent the day setting up marquees and controlling the behind-the-scenes technology, while our TV & Film Production students covered the entire event through filming and photography, and worked with our industry partner Notts TV to film and record all the backstage action.

Industry experience lies at the heart of our courses, offering our ambitious talented students many chances to get real industry experience during their studies and Splendour 2016 was the perfect opportunity for our students to Do It for Real. Andy King, Music & Events Curriculum Leader spoke of the importance of such opportunities for our students: “The experience that our students gain through Splendour is invaluable in their development as industry practitioners and a perfect example of Confetti’s ‘Do it for Real’ ethos.”

This year’s Splendour Festival was also a record-breaker for Confetti in terms of student engagement. We had over 70 students from across both Further and Higher education 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 Festival 2016 making it our most successful year to date!

We're back at Splendour 2017

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. Read more.

Want to work with us at Splendour? Find out more about our Further Education and Higher Education courses and apply now.