Two icons of UK music have been announced as headliners for the 15th birthday edition of Splendour. Madness and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds the festival takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.
Joining the headliners in Wollaton Park will be The Kooks, Rudimental, Sugababes, Sam Ryder, Confidence Man and Altered Images, playing across all five stages with lots more acts to be added. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 3 February.
Madness rose to the top of British music scene in the late 70s and the 80s part of the two-tone revival with such bands as The Specials, The Beat, The Selector blending ska rhythms with catchy melodies and cockney bravado the band spent a total of 214 weeks on the UK Singles Charts, With a back catalogue including ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘House of Fun’, ‘One Step Beyond’ and ‘Our House’,
Noel Gallagher needs no Introduction, the main protagonist and chief songwriter of Oasis and since forming the High Flying Birds in 2011 with his first album solo album release the subsequent release going double platinum in the UK, platinum in Ireland and has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Noel is one of the most gifted, songwriters of the British music scene ever.
Indie rock band The Kooks burst in to the British music scene with debut album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ (2006), known for big such as ‘She Moves in Her Own Way’ and ‘Naive’, Rudimental are one of the UK’s most successful dance acts of the last decade. two number one albums, three number one singles, five billion streams, they are exceptional at producing hit records. Sugababes are one of the most successful British girl bands of the 21st century with six number one singles including pop tracks ‘Round Round’, ‘Freak Like Me’ and ‘Push The Button’, millions of global sales and several multi-platinum albums. Sam Ryder has quickly become a household name after his Eurovision success. Indie electro pop act Confidence Man The Brisbane band is unarguably one of the hottest acts on the planet right now, Formed in 2016, they have already played at some of the biggest festivals in the world. Altered Images quickly found success in the early 80s, achieving worldwide fame selling millions of records, In response to the cost-of-living crisis, new for this year is the introduction of a payment plan ticket option, offering ticket buyers a flexible option to split the cost of their ticket into more manageable monthly instalments between now and the event in July.
To make sure families from across the East Midlands can enjoy Splendour together, a new 11-17 year old youth ticket has also been introduced, while children aged 10 and under can attend for free with an accompanying adult.
This year’s line-up looks set to be one of the best yet.”
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