Gallagher and Madness Head Up Splendour 15th Birthday Weekend

Splendour 2022 - Pic: Marcus Holdsworth

DHP Family say they’ve bagged two absolute icons of UK music as headliners for the 15th birthday edition of Splendour. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Madness are a couple of the biggest acts to ever headline the East Midlands’ signature weekend summer music festival taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.

Joining the headliners in Nottingham’s Wollaton Park will be The Kooks, Rudimental, Sugababes, Sam Ryder, Confidence Man and Altered Images, with further acts to be added across all five stages for the epic weekender. Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 3 February

Anton Lockwood, Director of Live at DHP Family says: “We’re absolutely over the moon to have secured two bona fide music legends for the Splendour weekend. Madness has been one of the most requested acts of the Splendour audience time and time again, and Noel and his band have been on our wish list for years.

“Following the success of last year’s debut two-day music festival, it was obvious that there was an appetite for a full weekend of Splendour. Once again, people can expect a fantastic mix of rising stars, Splendour debutantes and well-established heavy hitters. We have more up our sleeves and will be revealing the full line-up in the coming months. Get ready for a spectacular 15th birthday Splendour!”

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, and following the trend across many UK events, new for this year is the introduction of a payment plan ticket option.

George Akins, MD, DHP Family, says: “Now in its 15th year, Splendour has become a firm fixture in the summer for the East Midlands, with thousands attending year after year for an epic weekend with friends and family. The introduction of a flexible payment plan makes it easier for ticket holders to spread the cost over several months, something we hope will help during the cost-of-living crisis. Everybody should have the opportunity to have a great time and enjoy live music.”

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. Keen festival fans can also act fast to get their hands on an exclusive Early Bird Weekend ticket on sale from 10am on Friday morning.

Splendour has been held in the picturesque parkland at Wollaton Park in Nottinghamshire since its first outing in 2008. Each year, an eclectic mix of rising national acts, global icons and local favourites, as well as fringe performers and laugh-out-loud comedians, take to the five stages to perform in front of thousands.

The Confetti Stage at Splendour is in partnership with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, a leading provider of creative industry education. This year marks the tenth festival working together. Craig Chettle MBE, Chief Executive Confetti, says:

“We’re over the moon to once again be supporting Splendour, and in its 15th year no less. For a decade now, hundreds of staff and students from Confetti and Notts TV have worked alongside professional crews to produce, stage and film Nottingham’s biggest and best outdoor festival. From the aspiring Confetti artists who join the line-up, to the talented students working behind the scenes, it’s a highlight of our year. We’re proud to be part of this important milestone for Splendour and the city of Nottingham. Get ready for another weekend of superb family entertainment.”

Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Planning at Nottingham City Council, said: “It’s great that Splendour is returning to Nottingham this July for its 15th year, following the huge success of last year. We are proud that Wollaton Park will once again host Nottinghamshire’s leading music festival for two days, giving local artists and musicians the chance to perform alongside internationally renowned acts. This year’s line-up looks set to be one of the best yet.”

Tickets for Splendour Festival 2023 go on sale at 10am on Friday 3 February, with an exclusive early bird price for weekend tickets priced at £92 for adults.