Weekender: Nineties superstars added to Splendour line-up

All Saints

Two more acts have been announced for Splendour, the Nottingham music festival.

Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints will join headliners Manic Street Preachers and The Specials at Splendour on Saturday 20 July.

Back in the nineties, All Saints’ eponymous debut album (1997), went 5x platinum and produced three UK number one singles, including the double Brit award-winning “Never Ever”, “Under the Bridge/Lady Marmalade” and “Bootie Call”. Their second album, ‘Saints & Sinners’ (2000), became the band’s first number one album and achieved multi-platinum success, featuring UK number one hits “Pure Shores”, the soundtrack for the film The Beach, and “Black Coffee”.

Rag’n’Bone Man – real name Rory Graham – broke onto the music scene with his massive debut single “Human” in 2016, which became a major hit across Europe. His UK number one debut album, of the same name, also features the single “Skin” and became the decade’s fastest-selling debut album so far by a British male, outselling those of Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Confetti Stage at Splendour is in partnership with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, a leading provider of creative industry education.

Craig Chettle, Chief Executive at Confetti, said: “We are delighted to be back supporting Splendour. It offers our music, games and media students unrivalled opportunities to gain real industry experience working alongside some of the best crews in the business. Throughout 2019 we are marking Confetti’s 25th anniversary and I can think of no better place to celebrate than at one of the country’s best music festivals.”

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Localities at Nottingham City Council, said: “Splendour 2019 is shaping up to be another brilliant, family-friendly event in Nottingham. This year’s line-up will have something for everyone, and, as ever, we’re delighted to be able to offer a discount to City residents, with £10 off adult tickets.”

With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.

Children under 11 will once again be admitted free and discounts are also in place for Nottingham City residents. Including booking fee, a standard ticket is £56.65, coming down to £45.65 when the Nottingham City discount is applied. Tickets for Nottingham City residents aged 11-17 are £22. VIP packages are also available and start from £87.65 for a Nottingham City adult.

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