This Saturday 18th of July, Wollaton hall (of Batman fame) opens its park doors to festival goers for the annual Splendour festival. Splendour will be bursting with all sorts of family friendly entertainment this weekend including circus cabaret, samba drumming, magic and vaudeville.
All of the set times have now been announced which you can catch at the bottom of this article and on their website. The festival opens at 11.30am with the music kicking off on the Acoustic Stage at 12pm and on the main stage with Future Sound of Nottingham winners Suspect Alibi at 12.30pm.
Splendour's official radio partner GEM 106 is bringing its award winning breakfast show Sam & Amy to soak up the atmosphere and do a special show live from Splendour between 2pm and 6pm. Listen in, to catch all the latest gossip. They'll have a free photobooth to capture lots of fun on the day, and a chill out area.
Festival-goers will be kept on their toes by the Fun Police, out in force to make sure all are enjoying themselves responsibly. With megaphones, banner and cordons, the 'officers' will be creating silly scenarios of safety and generally being a delightful nuisance. Created especially for Splendour by Nonsuch Theatre, the roaming performers will be part of the fringe walkabout.
The Nottingham School of Samba will be taking their beats around the Wollaton Park site with drumming performances of Brazilian songs in the styles of Afro-Brasil, samba reggae and Rio samba sure to get the party started.
Also new this year are DIY Poets, a Nottingham based poetry collective who will be bringing their dynamic brand of performance poetry to the Splendour setting for the first time. And for something completely different, check out the full kazoo orchestra brought by the DH Lawrence and the Vaudeville Skiffle Show.
As well as more walkabout entertainments this year, the fringe stage will have lots going on throughout the day. The showstopping Notts Circus will once again be thrilling the audience throughout the afternoon with three dazzling mini-cabaret performances, complete with aerial acts on its impressive eight metre rig. Marvel at the acrobatics, and enjoy free-play activities including diabolo, stilt walking, juggling and more between shows.
Swing dancers will be encouraging everyone to get involved as Swing Nouveau play modern songs performed in a retro style while detective of magic Inspector Hemslo will be discovering the most intimate secrets of those he meets.
New for kids this year is the mini big top hosted by Big Top Mania, featuring circus skills workshops including low tightrope wire, hula-hooping, diablos, juggling & unicycles. They’ll be bringing giant bubbles and crazy inflatables along too, as well as closing proceedings in the Children’s Area with Big Bear’s Big Balloon Disco.
Area Inbetween will be offering exciting workshops for young people. Alongside LP record painting on Dizzy The Bike, face painting, and recycled materials workshops, there will be games and chill-out space for socialising and hanging out, including Giant Jenga, Ten Pin Bowling and Twister. All activities are free except for a spin on Dizzy charged at 50p per vinyl.
Tickets for Splendour start at just £22 To get the latest line-up announcements and festival updates go towww.splendourfestival.com or like www.facebook.com/splendourfestivalUK or follow @splendourfest
21:00 – 22:30 THE SPECIALS
19:15 – 20:15 JAMES
17:45 – 18:45 LAWSON
16:30 – 17:15 INDIANA
15:30 – 16:00 ROOTS MANUVA
14:30 – 15:00 AMBER RUN
13:30 – 14:00 TO KILL A KING
12:30 – 13:00 SUSPECT ALIBI
19:45 – 21:00 BANANARAMA
18:15 – 19:15 THE TWANG
17:15 – 17:45 FEROCIOUS DOG
16:00 – 16:30 IRIS GOLD
15:00 – 15:30 KETO
14:00 – 14:30 THE SWIINES
13:00 – 13:30 GEORGIE
ACOUSTIC ROOMS STAGE
20:30 – 21:00 HHYMN
19:30 – 20:00 JOY MUMFORD
18:30 – 19:00 EYRE LLEW
17:30 – 18:00 PIERCE BROTHERS
16:30 – 17:00 JAMIE LAWSON
15:30 – 16:00 MARTIN LUKE BROWN
14:30 – 15:00 DAUDI MATSIKO
13:30 – 14:00 MOLLY AND JACK
12:45 – 13:15 RJMARKS
12:00 – 12:30 CEDRIC PETERS
18:00 – 18:30 JOLLYBOAT
17:00 – 17:30 JOHN ROBERTSON
16:00 – 16:30 ELLIE TAYLOR
15:00 – 15:30 CHRISTIAN REILLY
14:00 – 14:30 IAN D. MONTFORT
17:15 – 17:45 DANIEL DORE.. MAGICIAN
16:00 – 16:30 DIY POETS PRESENT.. SPLENDID POETRY
15:00 – 15:30 SWING NOUVEAU
14:00 – 14:30 DH LAWRENCE & THE VAUDEVILLE SKIFFLE SHOW
13:00 – 13:30 SWING NOUVEAU
12:00 – 12:30 NOTTINGHAM SCHOOL OF SAMBA