Splendour Festival to go ahead as headliners announced
Following the recent government announcement and roadmap detailing plans to lift limits on social contact by 21 June, organisers have confirmed plans for this year’s Splendour Festival, taking place on Saturday 24 July in Nottingham.
Brit-pop legend Richard Ashcroft will join Supergrass as a festival headliner, joining a an already packed line-up, carried over from 2020’s postponed festival.
Elsewhere on the main stage will be everyone’s favourite 80s troubadour Rick Astley whose era-defining classic ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ topped charts the world over; Becky Hill, the second most listened to British female artist on Spotify in the UK, having notched up over a billion streams and more than 19 million monthly listeners; and local upcoming folk-pop singer songwriter Tori Sheard. As always, opening the main stage will be the winner of the Future Sound of Nottingham, the annual search to find the best new unsigned talent in Nottinghamshire.
Meanwhile, on the Confetti stage, The Vamps will be joined by Belinda Carlisle and Sleeper.
George Akins, DHP Family owner, said: “Richard Ashcroft is an icon of British rock, and we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us for Splendour 2021. With Supergrass, Rick Astley, The Vamps, Belinda Carlisle, Becky Hill and more, 2021’s line-up might be our most ambitious yet! We’ve still got so much more to be announced across all stages, and we can’t wait to deliver a Splendour that we think will be the best yet.”
Craig Chettle MBE, chief executive of Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, added: “Confetti is thrilled to be supporting the Splendour Festival once again, for what will be an eagerly-awaited return in 2021. It offers a fantastic chance to come together and enjoy world-class acts, alongside up-and-coming talent within the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Hall.”