Confetti celebrates its tenth year at Splendour Festival

Thursday June 15, 2023

This year, Splendour Festival returns and for the tenth year we will be there as a main sponsor. Splendour is Nottingham’s largest outdoor music event which takes place annually at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park. Every year, countless Confetti students ‘Do It For Real’ both on stage and behind-the-scenes, helping to bring the festival to life. Since the first Splendour in 2008, the festival has grown substantially and has become one of the most anticipated days out for the people of Nottingham. Suitable for the whole family, the weekend is filled with fantastic live music and fun activities.

Over 40 acts will perform across 5 stages – including our very own Confetti stage – with some world-class headliners Madness, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental and The Kooks. Also represented in this year’s line-up, are a range of Confetti bands and artists ready to take Splendour by storm! Read on to learn all about this year’s Confetti acts.

Cam Mannix

Giving a vivid, psychedelic soundtrack to your summer. Cam Mannix, blends 60s style guitar with 80s synth and everything in-between to create a bright upbeat dream pop sound. This is music to dream to in the past, present, and future tense.

Following the release of the 2023 Confetti/Denizen Single of the Year, ‘Our Days’ – which received BBC Radio 1 airplay – Cam is ready to take Splendour by storm!

Luna and the Lime Slices

Luna & The Lime Slices are an alternative rock band from Nottingham. Their diverse sound breaks the stereotypes of musical genre.

Taking inspiration from the vocal tones of artists like Billie Eilish and Amy Winehouse, fusing it together with the heavy instrumentals of bands such as Queens Of The Stone Age and Radiohead, there really is no putting this band in a box.

Off the back of winning this year’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands, Luna and the Lime Slices will be releasing their first single on Friday 30 June before gracing the Confetti Stage at Splendour. Keep your eye out for this amazing group and be sure to check them out at Splendour, you won’t be disappointed!

Ellie Stainsby

Level 3 Music Performance student, Ellie is an acoustic folk singer songwriter and pianist. Her ethereal sound is influenced by artists such as Damien Rice, Birdy, and Billie Marten. She recently released her debut single ‘Silence no sound‘ in March 2023.

Airport Dad

Airport Dad are a four-piece alternative band from Nottingham. Since forming in 2022, they have already performed a standout set at BBC Introducing East Midlands, Dot to Dot Festival and have played at several venues across the city. The band is influenced by the likes of Wolf Alice, The Mysterines, Suede and Radiohead.


COURTNEY is one of Nottingham’s rising RnB gems. Blending elements of RnB, soul and Hip-Hop, COURTNEY wrote her debut EP ‘Seasons’ over lockdown and is working on her new music now bringing us all old school party vibes. Inspired by the likes of Beyoncé, Aaliyah, Brandy and JoJo.

The Chase

The Chase head to Splendour, off the back of a SOLD-OUT headline show at our sister venue Metronome. The band’s members all previously studied at Confetti, including main vocalist and guitarist, Tyler, keyboards player, James, and Bass and Drums players respectively, Luke and Deon.

Visit the Splendour website to find out more about this year’s festival, including stage timings and more artist bios. Be sure to also keep an eye on our social media channels, where we will be covering the weekend and catching up with all the Confetti artists after their sets!