The Charlatans, the Stranglers and Marc Almond join Splendour 2018 line-up

The Charlatans
Indie rockers The Charlatans join Paloma Faith on the main stage.

The Charlatans have been added to the bill of this year’s 10th anniversary Splendour festival at Wollaton Park.

The indie rock legends will join Paloma Faith on the main stage for the July 21 all-day festival.

Rock band the Stranglers will also headline the Confetti Stage, the organisers announced on Wednesday (March 28), and Marc Almond, one half of pop duo Soft Cell, will also appear.

Nottingham singer songwriter Ady Suleiman will bring a smooth blend of neo soul from his debut album ‘Memories’, released earlier this month.

The Charlatans are making a poignant return having played the first ever Splendour a decade ago.

The group had a number one album ‘Some Friendly’ in 1990, and are still achieving fresh career highs with new music and have a back catalogue of 13 top 40 studio albums including “The Only One I Know” and “One to Another”.

The Stranglers have a vast catalogue of material spanning more than four decades. The influential quartet have 17 top 40 albums and are best known for hit singles “Golden Brown” and “Peaches”.

Nottingham’s Ady Suleiman has been confirmed for the main stage this year.

Almond, meanwhile, has sold more than 30 million records worldwide and will be making his mark at Splendour with hits from his successful solo career, as well as Soft Cell songs.

Also confirmed are Björn Again, performing belters from the very best of ABBA, which includes the chart topping song “The Winner Takes it All” and all time favourite “Gimme Gimme Gimme”.

Founded in Australia in 1988, the band is internationally acclaimed and have amassed 5,000 performances in 72 countries in 30 years.

Yorkshire alternative rockers Embrace and six piece folk-rock Mansfield crew Ferocious Dog will also perform on the Confetti Stage.

To Kill A King, Nina Smith and Soham De are the first acts to be confirmed for the Acoustic Rooms Stage in the courtyard at Wollaton Park. Additional artists for the special 10th anniversary Splendour will be revealed within the coming months.

The Stranglers
The Stranglers are also playing the 10th anniversary spectacular.

Performances on the Comedy Stage will come from Brian & Krysstal, Andrew Bird, The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue, Patrick Monahan, Alan Hudson and Dave Twentyman.

Organised by DHP Family and Nottingham City Council, the event has gone from strength to strength since 2008 and is now the city and county’s biggest live music event.

It is also aimed at families, with a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, as well as Gem 106’s Weekend Anthems silent disco, back for the third year running.

Video: Highlights of Splendour 2018

Children under 11 will once again be admitted free and discounts are also in place for Nottingham city residents. A standard ticket is £49, coming down to £39 when the discount is applied. Tickets for Nottingham Residents aged 11-17 are £20. VIP packages are also available.

Tickets can be purchased from or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre and from Clifton, Ken Martin, Southglade and Harvey Hadden Leisure Centres.

To claim a Nottingham resident discount in person, a purchaser needs to supply a copy of their council tax bill.

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