Nottingham’s Splendour Festival turned 10 this year, making it extra special!
Once again, Splendour was a sell out with a 20,000 strong crowd and to top it off, there wasn’t one rain cloud in sight!
With the line-up of The Charlatans, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Marc Almond, Björn Again and headliner Paloma Faith, this years’ Splendour was not to be missed!
The feel-good vibes set a wonderful atmosphere and the amount of festival glitter that sparkled throughout the crowds was amazing.
Splendour fans spent the day soaking up all the talent and the glorious sunshine along with eating amazing food, with Pizza being the favourable option.
To kick off Splendour, Nottingham’s very own band; The Dandylions performed on the main stage, followed by Nina Smith then Ady Suleiman. Next to hit the main stage was Sophie Ellis-Bextor who performed her famous “Murder on the Dancefloor” hit – incredible!
On the Acoustic Room Stage, there were amazing artists including Joey Costello and Daisy Godfrey. To Kill a King were meant to finish the Acoustic Room stage line-up but had to pull out, leaving Nottingham’s very own Rob Green to step in at the last minute to everyone’s relief and excitement! Rob was at Splendour to enjoy fellow talented performers and friends, so it was a bonus for him to be able to perform.
There were also three other stages; Confetti Stage, Comedy Stage and Fringe Stage. On the Confetti stage, eight performers which included; Toploader, Peace and The Stranglers. On the Comedy Stage there was the likes of Patrick Monahan and Andrew Bird. On the Fringe Stage Splendour fans watched Poetry is Dead Good, Women in Music X Splendour Panel and Nottingham’s Mrs Green!
9pm arrived and Splendour headliner Paloma Faith came onto the main stage and delivered an amazing performance! What made it extra special was that it was also Paloma’s birthday!
Her background singers and Splendour fans all sang happy birthday to her, and then Paloma sang happy birthday to Splendour! She finished off the night with an incredible performance of “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”. It truly made Splendour’s 10th birthday extra special and memorable!
If you didn’t attend Splendour this year or have never been, then I strongly suggest that you make sure you go in 2019! It’s not just for music fans it’s also a great day for families.
The Splendour team, artists, performers and fans definitely celebrated! Making it a birthday to remember!