Example, Heather Small and local acts added to bill for Splendour 2022

Rapper Example has been added to the bill alongside a host of local artists. Photo: Mitch Lowe.

Rapper Example, soul singer Heather Small and rock band We Are Scientists have been added to the bill for Splendour Festival 2022.

A host of local artists were also announced today (March 24) as part of the build-up to the event’s long-awaited return to Nottingham in the summer.

Organisers revealed last month that the festival is being extended to two days at Wollaton Park, July 23 and 24, after two years away during the Covid pandemic.

The new arrives join already-announced headliners including Richard Ashcroft, Anne-Marie, Supergrass, Craig David presents TS5, The Human League, Razorlight, The Vamps, Ocean Colour Scene, Happy Mondays and Belinda Carlisle.

George Akins, managing director of organisers DHP Family said: “We want to give the people of Nottingham something to look forward to with our biggest Splendour ever so have added even more big names, as well as a fantastic line-up of more than 20 local acts. Bring on the summer.”

Example has a catalogue of platinum albums and chart-topping singles, including hits ‘Changed the Way You Kissed Me’, ‘Stay Awake’ and ‘Kickstarts’.

Heather Small is the former lead singer of the band M People, which clocked up a string of hit songs and sold over 10 million worldwide in the early 90s.

Small launched her solo career in 1998, with her signature song ‘Proud’ in 2000 earning her international success.

Rock band We Are Scientists are back in Nottingham following an intimate acoustic performance at Rough Trade last autumn.

Coach Party, Aaron Smith and The Skinner Brothers also join the jam-packed bill.

Coach Party are widely tipped to light up the festival season, Smith is a rising star from Scotland, and The Skinner Brothers recently sold-out Bodega in Nottingham.

Splendour has provided a platform to many rising stars from the local music scene, with some going on to achieve international fame.

More than 20 local acts have been added to the 2022 bill. They include Deco, Sancho Panza, Cucamaras, Vona Vella, Celestines, The Crying Violets, BLLE, Bee-Sides, Midnight Rodeo, Concrete Rose, Remy CB, Tash Bird, Joey Knight, Jess Breame, Melonyx, Left Hand Lane, Chloe Rodgers, Drive Through Hazy, Alice Robbins, Marvin’s Revenge, The Black White, and Lajay.

The Confetti Stage at Splendour is run in partnership with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham.

Confetti Chief Executive Craig Chettle MBE said: “It’s incredible to see amongst the great line-up so many local acts sharing the stage with seasoned performers. These acts include Confetti student band Marvin’s Revenge, who having won the recent Battle of the Bands in front of a sell-out crowd at Metronome, win a coveted spot on the Confetti Stage.

“It will be fantastic seeing them perform, alongside our other stellar Confetti acts: Left Hand Lane, The Black White, Jess Breame; and Drive Through Hazy, fresh off the back of recording this year’s Confetti/Denizen single with producer Shuta Shinoda (Hot Chip/Anna Meredith/Ghost Poet).

“What an amazing opportunity it is for them to play in front of the huge Splendour crowds.”

Tickets are on sale now with weekend tickets starting from £85 for adults, with day tickets priced at £56.

Accompanied children aged 10 and under go free, and Nottingham City residents are eligible for a discount. VIP options are also available across all ticket types. Tickets can be purchased from splendourfestival.com.

Splendour 2022 line-up:

Main Stage
Richard Ashcroft
Craig David presents TS5
Becky Hill
Heather Small
Tori Sheard
Nusic Competition Winner

Confetti Stage
The Vamps
Belinda Carlisle
The Selecter
Vona Vella
Marvin’s Revenge

Courtyard Stage
Midnight Rodeo
Concrete Rose
The Crying Violets
Jess Breame
Chloe Rodgers
Alice Robbins
Remy CB
Sancho Panza

Comedy Stage
Paul McCaffrey
Steve Royle
Susan Murray
Howard Read
Scott Bennett
Mandy Muden

Main Stage
The Human League
Melanie C
The Magic Numbers
Nusic Competition Winner

Confetti Stage
Ocean Colour Scene
Happy Mondays
We Are Scientists
The Skinner Brothers
The Black White
Left Hand Lane

Courtyard Stage
Aaron Smith
Coach Party
Tash Bird
Joey Knight
Drive Through Hazy

Comedy Stage
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
Lindsey Santoro
Duncan Oakley
Micky P. Kerr
Daliso Chaponda
Karren Bayley

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