ROCK’S NOT DEAD: Marvin’s Revenge win spot at Splendour Festival 2022

Wednesday March 16, 2022

Rock isn’t dead and Marvin’s Revenge proved it last night at The Ultimate Battle of the Bands. The three-piece blew the roof off Metronome, winning over a sold-out crowd and impressing a panel of judges to secure their selves a spot at this year’s Splendour Festival.

Before we go on, let’s rewind a little bit and talk about the event that has catapulted Marvin’s Revenge on to the line-up of one of Nottingham’s most popular music festivals.

Confetti X NTU: The Ultimate Battle of the Bands

Excluding the past two years, we team up with our friends at Nottingham Trent University to host an annual Battle of the Bands, offering students from both campuses the chance to enter and compete for a slot at Splendour Festival on the Confetti Stage.

The competition is open to all genres and gives students the opportunity to play to a live audience (usually a sold out one!), providing newer artists with invaluable experience on stage and a professional venue for established artists to refine their craft.

With eight acts competing, it’s up to a panel of judges to pick a winner. The judging panel varies each year and usually consists of people with plenty of experience in the music industry.

After two years without the event, it was great to see artists back on stage. Read on for the full line up and photographs from the gig.

Confetti bands
Marvin’s Revenge
St. Simia
The Clementines

NTU bands
Purple Suns
Dutch Rose

Who are Marvin’s Revenge?

If you’ve never heard of Marvin’s Revenge then it’s well overdue that you did. The three-piece keep it simple and comprise of a single guitarist, bass and a drummer who hits harder than Thor’s hammer.

The sound is unique. At its core we’d put it right in the middle of Punk and Indie. The riffs and melodies are catchy and will get stuck in your head for days but in-between there’s a heavier side to the band that creeps up on you and attacks when you least expect it. Check out the band’s single, ‘St. Alban’.

Two of the members are currently studying at Confetti on our Music Degree courses and say that the courses allows them to “spend a lot of time” working on their craft whilst learning useful skills.

As winners of the competition, the band will perform live on the Confetti Stage at this year’s Splendour Festival. Hosted within the grounds of Wollaton Park, Splendour Festival is one of Nottingham’s most popular music events. The festival is making a triumph return this year after two years of cancellation due to the pandemic, adding a second date for the first time in its history.