Nottingham band Super Furniture to open Splendour Festival

A four-piece indie rock band from Nottingham has been announced as the opening act for this year’s Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park.

Super Furniture, which consists of Herbie Elton-Rowley, Jonathon Parrish, Will Coupland and Josh Boam, were crowned overall champions following their performance at the Future Sound of Nottingham competition final which took place at Rock City on Sunday evening.

Now in its eighth year, the contest, organised by community project NUSIC, saw contestants perform in front of a judging panel made up of music and media experts.

They included Nottingham Post entertainment editor Simon Wilson, Geeta Pendse of BBC East Midlands and DHP Family’s director Anton Lockwood.

Female punk band Babe Punch were awarded second place, while reggae act Lisa Hendricks and The Project-Us Band came in third.

A special guest performance from Nottingham duo April Towers was an added bonus on the night.

Babe PunchPicture: Female punk band Babe Punch came in at second place

Sam Nahirny, deputy editor at NUSIC, said: “This year’s FSN was an awesome showcase for Nottingham’s vibrant, diverse music scene.

“Six different acts, spanning across the genres, genders and ages all taking to the most famous stage in the city in Nottingham. It was a great night.”

Super Furniture will now perform the opening slot on Splendour festival’s main stage on Saturday, July 23, in front of an estimated 20,000 people.

The band’s lead singer, Herbie Elton-Rowley, said: “To be opening the festival feels amazing, it’s really exciting and we weren’t expecting it at all.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported the band and made this possible.”

LIsa Hendricks & Project-Us Band

Picture: Reggae act Lisa Hendricks and The Project-Us Band came third in the contest

Headlining the festival’s main stage will be Grammy Award-winning pop star Jess Glynne, singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson, and legendary bands The Human League and UB40, while nineties rock band The Darkness will headline the Confetti Stage.

A selection of home-grown talent will also be performing on the Acoustic Rooms stage throughout the festival.

Herbie added: “I’m looking forward to meeting some of the other acts, especially Jeremy Loops – he’s really cool and I love his music.

“The Darkness are also pretty cool so I will definitely be watching them.”

Tickets for Splendour are on sale now starting at £20, and the latest line-up announcements and updates are available on the festival website.

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