Splendour Crowned ‘Best Festival’ for its 10th Birthday Bash

Thursday October 18, 2018

This year, we again had the pleasure of sponsoring Splendour Festival in its tenth year and are delighted to announce that the music event has been crowned ‘Best Festival (15,000-35,000)’ in this year’s national industry awards organised by Live UK.

Here’s a look at our highlights of what turned out to be a perfect and productive summer’s day…

This year we had 50 students from across both college and degree courses working in various different roles. Our students worked relentlessly in preparation for the festival and throughout the day to make sure the stages were set and ready for yet another awesome line-up on the Confetti stage. Altogether, there was 990 work experience clocked up by all students involved!

Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith - credit Jake Haseldine

The 20,000-strong crowd were bathed in glorious sunshine all day at this year’s Splendour and enjoyed special stand out moments from performers across three music stages. Headliner Paloma Faith shared the Wollaton Park festival’s birthday and was touched to be serenaded by her band and the audience during her set.

The Charlatans - credit Jake Haseldine

On the Confetti Stage, crowds enjoyed some Dancing in the Moonlight from Toploader and 90s indie heroes Embrace went down a storm; all before punk-era veterans and headliners The Stranglers entered.

Organised by leading live music company DHP Family, MD George Akins said: “Splendour has become a staple on the Nottingham event calendar and I’m extremely proud to continue working on an event that means so much for Nottingham music. A big thank you to everybody involved and who contributed towards this year’s award-winning event, and to all the people who attended and sang their hearts out.”

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