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Splendour 2011

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Nottingham Splendour Festival 2011

This year Splendour is set to be bigger and better than ever before with headline acts the Scissor Sisters, Blondie and Eliza Doolittle ready to entertain Nottingham with an eclectic mix of rock, pop and punk.

Splendour returns for its fourth year on Sunday 24 July at Wollaton Park with three live music stages, a comedy stage, kids’ zone, fairground, bars, stalls, food and a fabulous setting. Also confirmed for the main stage line up is 90s rock band Cast, Justin Currie (from Del Amitri), Sam Duckworth and Nusic* competition winners - the chance for a local band to take the opening slot on the main stage. All Nottinghamshire artists wanting to enter the competition can do so at

Performing on the other two stages are:

Jagameister stage
The Bluetones
Dog Is Dead
The Virgin Marys
Royal Gala

Courtyard Stage
Scott Mathews
The Petebox
Cecille Grey
Allie Moss
Luke Bingham
Gallery 47
Jake Bugg

Splendour has a particularly strong local line up this year. Dog is Dead, Swimming, Cecille Grey, Jake Bugg, Gallery 47, Harleighblu, the yet to be announced Nusic competition band and Royal Gala are all Nottingham based, adding credence to the latest news that Nottingham has one of the best live music scenes in the UK, according to the Performing Rights Society.

Making us laugh on the comedy stage this year will be:
Compere: Nick Page
Andy White
Wes Zaharuk
Roger Monkhouse
Patrick Monahan
Dan Evens

Tickets are still on sale, but selling fast! Buy yours now at or at the Rock City box office on Talbot Street or the Royal Centre. You can also buy tickets at any Nottingham City Council leisure centre. Discount tickets are available for City of Nottingham residents with a valid Citycard. Prices are: £20 per discount Adult ticket (City residents only) £15 per discount child ticket – 11-17year olds only – (City residents only) £20 per child ticket – 11-17 year olds only – (with NG postcode) £35 per standard ticket Children under 11 can get in free and do not need a ticket. More information is available: or You can also get all the latest including competition news by ‘liking’ the official Splendour Facebook page –