Jess Glynn, The Human League and UB40 are the big-name headliners for this weekend’s Splendour Festival in Nottinghamshire.
Jamie Lawson, Turin Brakes, Jeremy Loops and local Nottingham artist Ady Suleiman have also been announced for the main stage at the all-day summer music festival which takes place at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park on Saturday, July 23.
Jess Glynn is the first solo female artist to headline Splendour since Kate Nash in 2008.
In the last year, she has won a Grammy Award and been nominated for a Brit Award.
The British singer-songwriter comes to Spleandour hot on the heels of a US, European and UK headline tour promoting her chart-topping double-platinum album, I Cry When I Laugh, which features her five number one singles, including Hold My Hand and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself.
Formed in Sheffield in the late 1970s The Human League evolved into one of the seminal 80’s electro pop bands.
The band sold more than 20 million records and their classic pop masterpiece Don’t You Want Me was a number one hit around the world.
Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978, before releasing their debut album Signing Off in August 1980.
It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have more than 40 UK top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of more than 100 million records.
British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson is quickly making his mark on the music industry, as the first artist signed to Ed Sheeran’s record label, Gingerbread Man Records.
In the whirlwind that followed, Jamie toured with Ed across the world and supported One Direction on their final full UK arena tour.
His self-titled album reached number one in the UK and has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide.
Three-time Brit Award winners The Darkness will headline the Confetti stage along with The Fratellis, The Rifles, Stiff Little Fingers, Louis Berry, These Your Children and Eyre Llew.
Headlining the Acoustic Rooms stage will be British folk singer Will Varley, who has recently sold out The Bodega and supported Frank Turner at Rock City, followed by Brad Dear, Tom McCartney, Bru-C, Ellie Keegan, Josh Wheatley, Raphael Blake and Lowrie.
Over on the Funhouse Comedy stage, acts will include: John Ryan, Patrick Monahan, Ivan Brackenbury, El Baldiniho, Tom Binns, Vince Atta.
Recognised as the city’s biggest summer day out and short-listed in the final three for Best Festival in the national Live Music Business awards, organisers are keen to replicate the success of last year which saw 20,000 festival goers from acoss the county and beyond sprawled across Wollaton Park.
With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.
For full details, go to the website at www.splendourfestival.com