Splendour: Everything You Need to Know About This Years Festival

Splendour: Everything You Need to Know About This Years Festival

Set times have now been announced and a vibrant line up of samba drumming, magic and laugh out loud comedy is confirmed alongside a mix of heritage acts and the hottest artists of the moment at Splendour Festival, Saturday 23 July.

Now in its ninth year, Splendour is a firm favourite for festival-goers and families alike, with record numbers expected to descend into Wollaton Park this year. As the countdown begins, here’s everything you need to know about Splendour:

Stage Times

  • Main Stage

12:30-13:00 – Super Furniture

13:30-14:00 – Ady Suleiman

14:30-15:00 – Jeremy Loops

15:30-16:00 – Turin Brakes

16:30-17:15 – Jamie Lawson

17:45-18:45 – UB40

19:30-20:30 – The Human League

21:15-22:30 – Jess Glynne

  • Confetti Stage

13:00-13:30 – Eyre Llew

14:00-14:30 – These Your Children

15:00-15:30 – Louis Berry

16:00-16:30 – Stiff Little Fingers

17:00-17:45 – The Rifles

18:30-19:30 – The Fratellis

20:15-21:15 – The Darkness

  • Acoustic Rooms Stage

12:30-13:00 – Johnny Olley

13:30-14:00 – Lowrie

14:30-15:00 – Raphael Blake

15:30-16:00 – Josh Wheatley

16:30-17:00 – Ellie Keegan

17:30-18:00 – Bru C

18:30-19:00 – Tom McCartney

19:30-20:00 – Will Varley

20:30-21:00 – Brad Dear

  • Funhouse Comedy Stage

Compère – John Ryan

14:00-14:30 – Patrick Monahan

15:00-15:30 – Ivan Brackenbury

16:00-16:30 – El Baldiniho

17:00-17:30 – Tom Binns

18:00-18:30 – Vince Atta

  • Fringe Stage

12:00-12:20 – Daniel Dore (Magician)

13:00-13:30 – Edi Johnston (Comedy Acoustic act)

14:00-14:30 – Karaoke with Kez (Karaoke with Rescue Rooms host)

15:00-15:30 – Daniel Dore (Magician)

16:00-16:30 – The Invention of Acting (Comedy drama)

17:15-17:45 – Mrs Green (Musical/Comedy)

What happens to the deer?

The deer naturally retreat into the trees away from the action.

Can I pay on the gate?
We strongly recommended buying your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as we cannot guarantee that there will be tickets available on the gate.

Does my child need a ticket?
No, if your child/children are 10 years old and under, they gain free entry and do not require a ticket.

Are you allowed to bring food and drink to the festival?
Alcohol, glass bottles and cans are not allowed but there’s loads of choice of food and onsite bars serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Free water will be available from the water access points marked on the festival site map.

A high demand for Castle Rock beers last year saw five pints sold a minute. Castle Rock Brewery will be back selling a selection of beer; Sheriff’s Tipple, Harvest Pale, Black Gold, Preservation, Elsie Mo and Screech Owl.

Is there parking provided?
Yes. There is parking provided on the site at £6. Entrance via Limetree Avenue off Middleton Blvd. (Ring road).

Will there be a bus service?
Yes, buses will be leaving Wollaton Park from the end of the last act, taking passengers back to the City Centre.

Are we allowed to leave and come back in?
Pass outs will be permitted at the discretion of security.

Which entrance do we use on the day?
The Main pedestrian entry gate is the Wollaton Road entrance.

Other entrances:
Lime Tree Avenue (off Middleton Boulevard)
Beeston Lodge entrance (off Derby Road A52)
The vehicle entrance is via Lime Tree Avenue (Off Middleton Boulevard A514).

If you have received your ticket in advance or need to collect your ticket from the box office, you can enter the festival via the Main gate of the grounds, located on the main drive via the Wollaton Road entrance, next to the box office (you do not need to visit the box office if you already have a ticket).

What time does the festival start and finish?
Festival Gates open at 11.30am. The event is expected to finish at 10.30pm. Festival Gates close at 11.30pm.

Wollaton Park will be open from 9am and the on site box office open will open at 10.30am. Entrance to the festival arena will not be permitted until 11.30am.

Tickets for Splendour are on sale now and start at just £20. To get the latest festival updates and FAQ go to www.splendourfestival.com or like www.facebook.com/splendourfestivalUK or follow @splendourfest.