The Future Sound of Nottingham: Could you headline Splendour Festival?

Splendour FestivalA competition is being launched giving local people the chance to perform on the main stage at this summer’s Splendour Festival.


The annual “Future Sound of Nottingham” competition is organised by a community project called NUSIC, which will see local bands battle it out in order to headline the main stage on Saturday 19th July.

The Gorgeous Chans

The Gorgeous Chans

Last year’s competition winners were The Gorgeous Chans, and other previous entrants have included Indiana, who now feature on BBC Radio 1.

Applications for the first round are now open, inviting local artists to enter. For more information click here.

Entries close on May 5th  and the grand final will be on Sunday June 22nd in Rock City, where the public and an independent panel of judges will decide the winner.

“Splendour Festival is a family-friendly, music-led day out, in Wollaton Park” – Anton Lockwood, Promotions Director

Tom Odell and The Happy Mondays will be headlining this year’s Festival, which is held at Wollaton Park.

Previous acts that have played include Nottingham’s Jake Bugg, Blondie and The Pet Shop Boys.

People who live within the Nottingham city boundary can buy tickets for the event at a discounted price.

Tickets for the day-long festival can be bought online now.

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