Pop superstar Melanie C and two-tone legends The Selecter have been added to the line-up of Splendour Festival 2021 at Wollaton Park.
They join already confirmed headliners Richard Ashcroft and Supergrass, as well as The Vamps, Becky Hill and Sleeper for the July 24 festival.
Enjoying a successful solo career following huge hit ‘When You’re Gone’ with Bryan Adams in 1998, Melanie C established herself as a talent in her own right, after finding worldwide fame with the Spice Girls.
The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Black is one of few women in the 2-Tone scene – often referred to as the Queen of Ska
Heather Small aka the voice of M People, and one of the seminal voices of the 90s, was also announced as on the bill on Friday (May 28).
Also taking to the main stage is Jerub, the Nottingham based singer-songwriter. Other names on the Confetti stage include soulful, hope-filled pop and R’n’B act BEKA who has already amassed over 1.3 million monthly Spotify listeners.
Four-piece pop band Since September who won Little Mix’s ‘The Search’ and will join the group on their arena tour next year; indie-folk songstress Alice Robbins, often compared to Karen Carpenter and Joni Mitchell and with close to two million streams on Spotify; and alternative pop artist Blle whose debut EP reached no.6 in the singer/songwriter iTunes charts.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Confetti Stage at Splendour is being run in partnership with Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.
Craig Chettle MBE, Chief Executive at Confetti, said: “I am delighted to see two Confetti student bands taking their place amongst the star-studded line-up, and also our friend Jacob Fowler with his band Since September.
“It is such an amazing opportunity for them to perform to what will surely be the biggest audience of their careers so far. The Crying Violets and The Black White will be ably supported on the day by their fellow students on our Live and Technical Events and Media Production courses. They will all work alongside professional crews putting our “Do it For Real” ethos into practice.”
The Courtyard Stage this year will be an eclectic mix of local artists, from post-punk four-piece Cucamaras to soulful songwriter and producer Saffron, the bill showcases the best and most exciting talent Nottingham has to offer.
Comedy in the courtyard, a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd will also add to the family atmosphere for 2021.
Children under 11 will again be admitted free and discounts are also in place for Nottingham City residents.
Including booking fee, a standard ticket is £61.60, coming down to £50.60 when the Nottingham City discount is applied. Tickets for Nottingham City residents aged 11-17 are £24.75. VIP packages are also available and start from £91.60 for a Nottingham City adult.
Tickets can be purchased from splendourfestival.com or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre. To claim the Nottingham City resident discount, a copy of your council tax bill is required.