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Set in the beautiful surroundings of Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, Splendour Festival hosts over 40 acts across 5 stages spanning all music genres from fast-rising stars to musical icons. As well as a Gem Anthems silent disco, independent marketing stall area, funfair and dedicated kids’ area, Splendour Festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.
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Manic Street Preachers
Despite the much-publicised trials and tribulations they've gone through, James, Sean and Nicky remain the Kings of the Welsh music scene. Highly ideological, extremely patriotic and outrageously popular, having produced classic indie/rock cross-overs such as 'A Design For Life', 'You Love Us' and 'Motorcycle Emptiness'. Music with a message from a trio who've earnt the right to sing it.
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Coventry's The Specials are without doubt the definitive 2Tone band of their generation. In the late '70s and early '80s they pioneered the new British ska sound and racked up seven Top 10 hits whilst exerting an influence on the fledgling genre that is beyond measure. The band reformed to celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2009 and have since travelled all over the world and sold out hundreds of concerts.
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One of the biggest girl bands of the 1990s, All Saints - Natalie and Nicole Appleton, Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis- became one of the most symbolic British pop groups of the 1990s with 12 million record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums and two Brit awards. Their debut album, ‘All Saints’ went 5x platinum and produced 3 number-one singles, including the double BRIT award-winning ‘Never Ever’ that ended up selling over 1.2 million copies. The album also spawned the No 1 singles ‘Under the Bridge / Lady Marmalade’ & ‘Bootie Call’. Their second album, ‘Saints & Sinners ‘ (2000), also yielded two number 1’s, the Ivor Novello award winning ‘Pure Shores’, written by Shaznay Lewis and William Orbit (who also produced the song), for the soundtrack of the film The Beach (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) and ‘Black Coffee’. In 2006 they reformed for a short time, scoring a No 3 hit with 'Rock Steady', then after a 10-year hiatus, the girls returned in 2016 with new material.
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Rag'N'Bone Man (aka Rory Graham) has a holler like hot buttered rum. Loaded with disparate and cross generational influences, the sound of Rag'N'Bone Man is both hugely idiosyncratic and massively moving. He combines a purity of spirit with his unique brand of acoustic hip-hop soul into a force which is entirely his own. He is the real deal.
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Barns Courtney is a British folk pop and blues rock singer-songwriter from London. He won Artist Of The Year at the 2017 Sync Awards and was amongst a Rolling Stone list of 10 new artists you need to know. Barns Courtney is heavy on stomp and swagger, bringing to mind the primal thump of The White Stripes, the punk rock energy of the Sex Pistols, and a good dose of indie-rock edge and gospel. A vaguely grimy feel to the production, recalls the seedy but glittery intrigue of The Velvet Underground.
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Crowned winner of X Factor 2015, Essex girl Louisa Johnson was the youngest ever contestant to win the competition, at the age of just 17.
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The Slow Readers Club
The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based four piece who specialise in indie electro doom pop. 'Intense, collar tugging urgency is interpreted by the emotions of young lovers, separated by the thin divide of an airport arrivals gate, in a very different way to the stock broker waiting for the bell that closes a dirty day’s trading. Urgency, the sound of sand ebbing through the hour glass to the chaos of an urban rush hour, sums up the music of The Slow Readers Club. In their former incarnation, Omertà, two thirds of The Slow Readers Club line up were loved and lauded by fans and industry figures who saw the same depth in their music as exists in the sounds of Interpol, Nick Cave, Arcade Fire and other contemporaries. The Slow Readers Club maintains these irresistible, crowd-pleasing sensibilities whilst nursing tender hearts.'
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Northern Ireland's favourite sons who hit the big time with their massive debut album '1977'. As part of the mid-nineties Britpop phenomenon, Ash always stood out as the rebels of the genre, making grungy post-rock and anthemic indie, which, to this day, has gained them rave reviews and a strong and loyal following.
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Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)
Roland Gift was the lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals. The Birmingham trio were one of the biggest bands of the late 80s and scored a number one album with 1989’s The Raw And The Cooked, which included hit singles She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Roland is again writing and touring FYC’s best-loved songs alongside his own new material.
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The Rifles burst onto the UK music scene in 2006 with their attitude-laden debut 'No Love Lost'. Making heavy rock 'n' roll inspired by the likes of The Clash, Dylan and The Rolling Stones, the London four-piece cite influences as far reaching as The Smiths and The Streets, their sound is heavily sixties mod yet thoroughly modern. Sharp vocals, quick-witted songs, rolling guitars and a crucial hint of ska coming from their tighter than tight rhythm section make The Rifles the perfect London soundtrack.
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Soulful, tear-jerking vocals and rock and roll attitude, plucked from the heart of Nottingham. 'There's something ethereal about AVA SAINT's unique vocals that will send a shiver down your spine and make your hair stand on end. Teamed with her poignant lyrics, her sound is a bit Florence and the Machine with a darker, punkier edge.'
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A Dublin based four-piece rock band consisting of frontman/guitarist Danny O'Reilly (son of Irish folk singer Mary Black), drummer Conor Egan, guitarist Dave McPhillips and bass player Graham Knox. "Radio hits galore, a kicking live sound and arguably the most vocally gifted, naturally charismatic Irish frontman since Phil Lynott, it's not hard to see why everyone loves The Coronas" - Irish Examiner
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Wollaton Hall & Park
- Wollaton Park
- NG8 2AE