Splendour festival platform magazine 2019

Splendour Festival 2019: The Specials and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man set to headline

After last year’s 10th anniversary of the festival, the pressure was on this year to book some of the best artists, and Splendour certainly did not disappoint.

Last week, the organizers of Splendour announced their full line up on their social media, which was greeted by a large amount of support from festival goers and fans. In the announcement, Splendour revealed that this year the festival would be headlined by Manic Street Preachers, The Specials and triple Brit award winner Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, all performing on their main stage on Saturday, July 20 at Wollaton Park.

For those who are unfamiliar with them, Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in the 1980s, having won four Brit awards and released 13 albums,with their most recent album ‘Resistance is Futile’ reaching number 2 on the UK charts. The Specials and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man are also responsible for nine top 10 singles in the UK between them, and will definitely make this year’s festival one to remember.

Joining them on the main stage are the Slow Readers Club and X Factor 2015 winner Louisa, who became the talent show’s youngest winner at just 17-years-old, and has since released several singles that have charted in the UK, including her successful collaboration with Clean Bandit, ‘Tears’.

Splendour Festival takes place on Saturday, July 20.

In addition to the main stage, Splendour also hosts the Confetti stage, this year being headlined by All Saints, who are the UK’s third best-selling girl group of all time after finding success in the 1990s, known for their songs ‘Never Ever’ and ‘Pure Shores’. They will be joined on the Confetti stage by ASH who have 18 top 40 singles to their name, as well as their number one album ‘1977’.

As well as the more well-known names, Splendour also supports the up and coming talent from the local area and local music colleges with its Courtyard and Comedy stages. This year, the Courtyard stage will be supporting the likes of 94 Gunships and Esther Van Leuven, both local artists to Nottingham.

Splendour is not only a music festival, but is also a great day out for the whole family, with the addition of a kids area, food stalls and entertainment, with something to please everyone.

A wide range of tickets are currently available from Splendour’s website and Nottingham’s tourist information centre, including VIPs. Nottingham residents are also eligible for a £10 reduction.

By Faith Pring

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