Supergrass to headline Splendour 2020 at Wollaton Park

Supergrass are often described as one of the most important British bands of the last 30 years. (Photo: Splendour Festival)

Supergrass will make their debut at Splendour by headlining the Main Stage alongside special guests James at Wollaton Park in July.

Pop icon Belinda Carlisle has also been confirmed in the line-up. She will be performing on the Confetti Stage.

Oxford Britpop legends Supergrass are often described as one of the most important bands of the 90s, and have generated millions of worldwide sales.

They’ve also recorded 10 top 20 singles, including ‘Caught By The Fuzz’ – crowned NME and Melody Maker Single Of The Week – and ‘Alright’, which was an international hit.

Although the group are making their Splendour debut, they’ve appeared numerous times at Rock City throughout the nineties and early noughties.

Belinda Carlise. Photo: Splendour Festival.

Mancunian rock band James will also play the main stage and have sold 25 million albums worldwide. Their hits include ‘Come Home’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s a Star’ and ‘Laid’.

American singer Belinda Carlisle gained worldwide fame as co-founder and lead vocalist of groundbreaking all-female new wave rock band The Go-Go’s.

The group achieved worldwide sales in excess of 15 million albums and singles and produced international Top 10 hits including ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ and ‘We Got the Beat’, all before going their separate ways in 1985.

Carlisle went on to have a prolific career as a solo artist, regularly selling out stadiums across the UK.

Her hits include ‘Mad About You’, ‘I Get Weak’, ‘Circle in the Sand’, ‘Leave a Light On’ and the global smash ‘Heaven Is a Place on Earth’, which turned her into a superstar.

George Akins, owner of organisers DHP Family, said he was “over the moon” to have secured Supergrass for the festival.

Monday’s announcements are the first of more than 40 acts announced to perform.


Last year’s festival attracted a record crowd who saw acts including Manic Street Preachers.

This year there will be three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, an array of food stalls featuring local suppliers, a funfair and entertainers out and about in the crowd.

A £10 discount for residents of Nottingham will again be applied to ticket sales.

A standard ticket is £58.85, including a booking fee, coming down to £47.85 when the Nottingham City discount is applied.

Tickets for Nottingham City residents aged 11-17 are £23.10. VIP packages are also available and start from £90.35 for a Nottingham City adult. Children under 11 will once again be admitted for free.

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