Splendour Festival 2018 is just over a month away and in its 10-year history, more than 300 acts have performed as Nottingham’s biggest festival has doubled in size.
Kate Nash and Paolo Nutini headlined the first ever Splendour Festival across two days back in 2008.
Headliners since then have included Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Dizzee Rascal, Jake Bugg and Jess Glynne.
Now, the stage is set for the 10th anniversary celebrations and headliner Paloma Faith has wished Splendour a happy birthday.
She said: “I’m really looking forward to performing at Splendour and being part of its 10th anniversary celebrations!”
Two renowned local musicians also wish Splendour a happy anniversary.
Jake Bugg said: “I have great memories of Splendour.
“I had been a few times as a music fan and then I was invited to play at the festival in the early days of my career, so to headline it in my home town remains a career highlight for me.
“Congratulations on the 10th anniversary!”
Saint Raymond said: “Happy anniversary to Splendour – a big day for Nottingham music!
“I love this festival; it was such a great experience working my way up from playing the smallest stage to getting to play the main stage and especially to a Notts crowd who are always the best!
“I can’t wait to come back and play again; here’s to another 10 years of great music at Splendour!”
George Akins aka ‘Mr Splendour’ and DHP Family owner said: “Ten years ago Nottingham City Council and DHP decided to start a festival for the people of Nottingham, an event to showcase some of our talented local musicians and bring some of the world’s best talent to the area.
“That first year we had Kate Nash, Paolo Nutini, Rufus Wainwright and Ocean Colour Scene grace the stages over a two-day event, as well as The Charlatans, who we’re proud to be bringing back this year.
“Since then the festival has doubled in size, and we now welcome close to 30,000 attendees to Wollaton Hall & Deer Park.
“Splendour has become a staple on the Nottingham event calendar, and I’m extremely proud to continue working on an event that means so much for Nottingham music.
“Highlights over the past 10 years include bringing international acts to Nottingham, including Dizzee Rascal, Scissor Sisters, Blondie, Madness and The Specials, as well as a cultivating homegrown talent such as Jake Bugg and Saint Raymond, who have gone on to become big successes.
“I’m excited to see where the next 10 years take us, and we’ll continue to work hard putting on a great event for the whole family.”
This year’s festival takes place at Wollaton Park on Saturday July 21.
So, to get you in the mood, here are some of the best photos and the lineup poster for each of the Splendour Festivals so far…