With excitement building and tickets selling at record speeds following the announcement of Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints for Splendour on Saturday 20 July, a great selection of new acts have today been announced for this year’s stellar line-up including Confetti student acts BRIA, Camille Christel, Ava Saint and Velvet Blush!
Northern Irish rock band ASH, Fine Young Cannibals’ singer Roland Gift and indie rockers The Rifles join the bill on the Confetti Stage headlined by All Saints, one of the most successful pop groups of the 1990s.
Over on the Main Stage and joining Manic Street Preachers, The Specials and Rag’n’Bone Man is X Factor winner Louisa and Mancunian alt-rock band The Slow Readers Club.
Another Irish rock band joining the Confetti Stage are The Coronas, whose 2009 studio album ‘Tony Was an Ex-Con’ won Best Irish Album at the 2010 Meteor Awards, beating Snow Patrol’s “Up To Now” and U2’s “No Line on the Horizon”. Local East Midlands talents and Confetti acts Ava Saint and BRIA are in good company!
To finish the Main Stage line-up is singer-songwriter Barns Courtney and local rising star/Industry Week favourite Rob Green. The opportunity to open Splendour will once again be made possible by the winner of Future Sound of Nottingham, organised by Nusic.
Across the park on the Courtyard Stage is My Pet Fauxes, Mid November, Esther Van Leuven, Megatrain, 94 Gunships, Re Teu, Confetti students Camille Christel and Velvet Blush, and Laurie Illingworth. Located in the Courtyard at Wollaton Park, year-after-year the stage is packed with acts that are earmarked as ones to watch.
Away from the musical talent and on the Comedy Stage is compere Andy Robinson, Suzy Bennett, Roger Monkhouse, Vince Atta, Sean Heydon and Nathan Caton.
Each year, many of our students support the festival teams throughout the event weekend, from filming to stage management. If you’d like to be part of this next year, discover the course for you at our next college-level or degree open day.