With less than a month to go until thousands are expected at Nottingham’s biggest summer party Splendour to see headliners Richard Ashcroft, Anne-Marie, Supergrass, Craig David presents TS5, The Human League, additional acts and entertainers have been added to the already stellar line up (23-24 July 2022).

The Nottingham festival is bouncing back bigger than ever since its last outing three years ago, with the organiser earlier this year revealing it will be expanding the music festival to include a second day of great acts.

Splendour is already stacked out with headliners serving up contemporary and classic hits galore, with Razorlight, The Vamps, Ocean Colour Scene, Happy Mondays, Belinda Carlisle adding to the packed line up.

Now the eclectic mix of entertainment on show around the festival, as well as on the dedicated fringe stage, has been revealed. Everything from stilt walkers and live poetry to yoga and a cappella performances make up the fantastic fringe line up.

Nottingham School of Samba will bring some carnival noise and colour across both days, Bamalamasingsong will have the crowd singing their hearts out, and Salsa Bae will be teaching some Latin dance moves with their entertaining and uplifting Latin fusion dance classes.

Festival regular and everyone’s favourite agony aunt Mrs Green will be back dispensing her wisdom and entertaining the crowds while award winning music collective Fat Digester will bring the party vibes with their mix of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop.

The University of Nottingham a cappella group Radio Octave perform in competitions and events all over the UK and are releasing an album this summer, so come and see what this talented group has to offer.

The Edi Johnston Bit brings props, jokes, quizzes, audience participation and bingo to a daft experience going beyond just singing some songs. Taking inspiration from Morecambe & Wise, Flight of the Conchords and Tim Vine alongside old school hip hop and pop, The EJ Bit will be a memorable experience.

To get set for the day ahead, join Loving Rebellion Yoga for an inclusive and accessible yoga session sure to be full of mindfulness and connection with the beautiful outdoor setting of the historic deer park.



Nottingham School of Samba

The Edi Johnston Bit

Loving Rebellion Yoga

Salsa Bae

Mrs Green


Fat Digester

Nottingham School of Samba

Salsa Bae

Fringe Poetry

Radio Octave

The two-day festival also hosts laugh out loud comedians on the Comedy Stage, including ‘2021 British Comedian of the Year’ finalist Lindsey Santoro, Britain’s Got Talent stars Micky P Kerr, Steve Royle and Daliso Chaponda, the award winning Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, as well as Susan Murray.


Paul McCaffrey

Steve Royle

Susan Murray

Howard Read

Scott Bennett

Mark Simons


Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Lindsey Santoro

Duncan Oakley

Micky P. Kerr

Daliso Chaponda

Karren Bayley

Across the site, there will be an array of food and drink vendors, with a wide variety of choices from burgers, ice cream, pizzas, fish and chips, vegan, veggie and healthy food offering, as well as a number of beer tents. Experience the very best of local including award winning fine dining Indian cuisine at MemSaab, indulge on Nottingham Farmed Gourmet Burgers, pick up a delicious sushi bowl from Pokewaves, and Nottingham reared Hog and Roast, all washed down with a tasty unique blend of 200 Degrees coffee from one of Boxed Drinks’ unique mobile bars, fitted in repurposed vehicles.

There are also a number of trade stalls selling everything from Caribbean arts and crafts, novelty jewellery for children, clothing and accessories, hair braiding, plus festival body art. Families can also enjoy a funfair, as well as the kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd.

Over the years, Splendour has provided a platform to many rising stars from the local music scene, with many going on to achieve international fame. This year is no different, with more than 20 local acts confirmed to perform. Among those include the winners of the Future Sound of Nottingham, which will be revealed at the final on Sunday 3 July in the Rock City main hall.

Weekend tickets start from £85 for adults, with day tickets priced at £56. Accompanied children aged 10 and under go free, and Nottingham City residents are eligible for a discount. VIP options are also available across all ticket types. Tickets can be purchased from splendourfestival.com

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