Who to see at Splendour Festival – Platform’s top picks

As usual, this year’s Splendour festival is looking good! On what will hopefully be a hot summer’s day, there will be some great pop acts to enjoy at Wollaton Park.

There are so many acts performing that you really will be spoilt for choice. Here are some of our top picks for who to see at Splendour…

Award- winning singer-songwriter, Paloma Faith, is the headline act on what is Splendour’s 10th anniversary. It is also her birthday on the 21st July so it really will be a special show. Paloma is one of the UK’s most successful female stars in the past decade and is known for her energetic live performances so we are excited to see what she has in store for the Nottingham crowd. Her latest album, “The Architect”, went straight to Number one when it was released last November and she also won a Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist.

The Charlatans will also be performing on The Main Stage. The indie rockers have an impressive back catalogue of 13 Top 40 albums and their hits include “The Only One I Know” and “One to Another.”

Marc Almond, once one half of 80s electro group Soft Cell known for their hit “Tainted Love”, will be performing songs from Soft Cell as well as his solo music.

Now, if you love ABBA (and who doesn’t?), Bjorn Again will be the ones for you. They are a tribute band to the original Swedish pop group, ABBA, and formed in 1988. Bjorn Again will be performing all the classics such as “The Winner Takes It All”, “Dancing Queen” and “Gimme Gimme Gimme.”

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Björn Again are playing at Splendour Festival 2018.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing some of her greatest hits, including her electro-pop anthems like ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’. She’ll also be on The Main Stage with Paloma Faith.

Toploader will be “Dancing In The Moonlight”, or singing about it anyway, on The Confetti Stage. The Confetti Stage will also see The Strangler and Embrace perform, among others.

Over on the acoustic stage, we have To Kill A King. They are a British rock band, with a little bit of a folk-y vibe to some of their songs. If you haven’t seen them before, you have to check them out (and I’m not just saying that because they’re my faves) and if you have seen them live before, you’ll know what I mean.

Splendour festival caters for everyone’s music tastes and will just be a really great day out, and it’s only a week away so grab your tickets while you can!

By Narzra Ahmed

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