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One Month Countdown To Splendour Begins with New Acts Added to the Weekender

With less than a month to go until thousands are expected at Nottingham’s biggest summer party Splendour to see headliners Richard Ashcroft, Anne-Marie, Supergrass, Craig David presents TS5, The Human League, additional acts and entertainers have been added to the already stellar line up (23-24 July 2022).

The Nottingham festival is bouncing back bigger than ever since its last outing three years ago, with the organiser earlier this year revealing it will be expanding the music festival to include a second day of great acts.

Splendour is already stacked out with headliners serving up contemporary and classic hits galore, with Razorlight, The Vamps, Ocean Colour Scene, Happy Mondays, Belinda Carlisle adding to the packed line up.

Now the eclectic mix of entertainment on show around the festival, as well as on the dedicated fringe stage, has been revealed. Everything from stilt walkers and live poetry to yoga and a cappella performances make up the fantastic fringe line up.

Nottingham School of Samba will bring some carnival noise and colour across both days, Bamalamasingsong will have the crowd singing their hearts out, and Salsa Bae will be teaching some Latin dance moves with their entertaining and uplifting Latin fusion dance classes. 

Festival regular and everyone’s favourite agony aunt Mrs Green will be back dispensing her wisdom and entertaining the crowds while award winning music collective Fat Digester will bring the party vibes with their mix of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. 

The University of Nottingham a cappella group Radio Octave perform in competitions and events all over the UK and are releasing an album this summer, so come and see what this talented group has to offer.

The Edi Johnston Bit brings props, jokes, quizzes, audience participation and bingo to a daft experience going beyond just singing some songs. Taking inspiration from Morecambe & Wise, Flight of the Conchords and Tim Vine alongside old school hip hop and pop, The EJ Bit will be a memorable experience. 

To get set for the day ahead, join Loving Rebellion Yoga for an inclusive and accessible yoga session sure to be full of mindfulness and connection with the beautiful outdoor setting of the historic deer park.

Saturday

Bamalamasingsong 

Nottingham School of Samba

The Edi Johnston Bit

Loving Rebellion Yoga

Salsa Bae

Mrs Green

Sunday

Fat Digester

Nottingham School of Samba

Salsa Bae

Fringe Poetry

Radio Octave

The two-day festival also hosts laugh out loud comedians on the Comedy Stage, including ‘2021 British Comedian of the Year’ finalist Lindsey Santoro, Britain’s Got Talent stars Micky P Kerr, Steve Royle and Daliso Chaponda, the award winning Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, as well as Susan Murray.

Saturday

Paul McCaffrey

Steve Royle

Susan Murray

Howard Read

Scott Bennett

Mark Simons

Sunday

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Lindsey Santoro

Duncan Oakley

Micky P. Kerr

Daliso Chaponda

Karren Bayley

Across the site, there will be an array of food and drink vendors, with a wide variety of choices from burgers, ice cream, pizzas, fish and chips, vegan, veggie and healthy food offering, as well as a number of beer tents. Experience the very best of local including award winning fine dining Indian cuisine at MemSaab, indulge on Nottingham Farmed Gourmet Burgers, pick up a delicious sushi bowl from Pokewaves, and Nottingham reared Hog and Roast, all washed down with a tasty unique blend of 200 Degrees coffee from one of Boxed Drinks’ unique mobile bars, fitted in repurposed vehicles

There are also a number of trade stalls selling everything from Caribbean arts and crafts, novelty jewellery for children, clothing and accessories, hair braiding, plus festival body art. Families can also enjoy a funfair, as well as the kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd.  

Over the years, Splendour has provided a platform to many rising stars from the local music scene, with many going on to achieve international fame. This year is no different, with more than 20 local acts confirmed to perform. Among those include the winners of the Future Sound of Nottingham, which will be revealed at the final on Sunday 3 July in the Rock City main hall. 

DHP Family Director of Live, Anton Lockwood said: “We’re bringing Splendour back bigger and better than ever before so that the people of Notts are guaranteed an epic weekend. Across the park over both days there is something for everyone, whether that be singing along to Richard Ashcroft’s classic hits on the Main Stage, dancing to Example on the Confetti Stage, cleansing the mind with Loving Rebellion Yoga from our fringe line up, or catching up with mates and basking in the festival atmosphere. The countdown is on; we can’t wait!”

Weekend tickets start from £85 for adults, with day tickets priced at £56. Accompanied children aged 10 and under go free, and Nottingham City residents are eligible for a discount. VIP options are also available across all ticket types. Tickets can be purchased through the Visit Nottinghamshire website here.

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FULL Splendour 2022 line-up:

SATURDAY

Main Stage

Richard Ashcroft

Supergrass

Craig David presents TS5

Becky Hill

Heather Small

Jerub

Tori Sheard

Nusic Competition Winner

Confetti Stage

The Vamps

Belinda Carlisle

The Selecter

Sleeper

Cucamaras

Vona Vella

Marvin’s Revenge

Celestines

Courtyard Stage

Midnight Rodeo

Concrete Rose

The Crying Violets 

Jess Breame 

Chloe Rodgers

Alice Robbins

Remy CB

Sancho Panza

BLLE

Comedy Stage

Paul McCaffrey

Steve Royle

Susan Murray

Howard Read

Scott Bennett

Mark Simons

Fringe Stage

Bamalamasingsong

The Edi Johnston Bit

Loving Rebellion Yoga

Salsa Bae

Mrs Green

Nottingham School of Samba

SUNDAY

Main Stage

Anne-Marie

The Human League

Razorlight

Melanie C

The Magic Numbers

Beka

Deco

Nusic Competition Winner

Confetti Stage

Ocean Colour Scene

Happy Mondays

Example

We Are Scientists 

The Skinner Brothers

The Black White 

Bee-Sides

Left Hand Lane

Courtyard Stage

Aaron Smith 

Coach Party

Tash Bird

Joey Knight

Melonyx

Drive Through Hazy 

Lajay

Comedy Stage

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Lindsey Santoro

Duncan Oakley

Micky P. Kerr

Daliso Chaponda

Karren Bayley

Fringe Stage

Fat Digester

Salsa Bae

Fringe Poetry

Radio Octave

Nottingham School of Samba

Posted on 27 June 2022

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