Splendour : The Charlatans confirmed for festival
An epic line up of music legends has been added to the special 10th birthday bash of Splendour, with The Charlatans joining headliner Paloma Faith on the main stage.
The Stranglers will headline the Confetti Stage at the all-day summer music festival at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday, July 21.
The Charlatans are returning 10 years since their Splendour debut.
It is almost three decades since their first number one album ‘Some Friendly’ (1990).
The indie rockers have a back catalogue of 13 top 40 studio albums to their name and hits including The Only One I Know and One to Another.
The Stranglers have a vast catalogue of material spanning more than four decades. The influential quartet have 17 top 40 albums to their name and are probably best known for hit singles Golden Brown and Peaches.
Internationally-acclaimed music artist Marc Almond, one half of the electro duo Soft Cell, is joining the line-up.
The band’s cover of Gloria Jones’ Northern Soul classic Tainted Love was number one worldwide and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the record that spent the longest time in the Billboard Top 100 chart in the US.
Marc has sold more than 30m records worldwide and will be making his mark at Splendour with hits from his solo career, as well as Soft Cell songs.
Björn Again will have the crowd singing along to the best of ABBA, which includes the chart topping song The Winner Takes it All and all time favourite Gimme Gimme Gimme.
Nottingham lad Ady Suleiman, whose lyrical distinctiveness has garnered fans ranging from Chance the Rapper, Labrinth and Michael Kiwanuka, will bring a smooth blend of neo soul from his debut album Memories.
Embrace, with six top 10 singles including England’s official football World Cup 2006 song World at Your Feet, indie pop band Peace and six piece folk-rock Mansfield crew Ferocious Dog will all be performing on the Confetti Stage.
To Kill A King, Nina Smith and Soham De are the first acts to be confirmed for the Acoustic Rooms Stage in the courtyard at Wollaton Park.
Additional artists for the special 10th anniversary Splendour will be revealed within the coming months.
Performances on the Comedy Stage will come from Brian & Krysstal; Andrew Bird; The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue; Patrick Monahan; Alan Hudson; and Dave Twentyman (compere).
The organisers, DHP Family in association with Nottingham City Council, are keen to replicate the biggest ever Splendour last year, which saw a sold-out crowd sing along to epic anthems from headliner Kaiser Chiefs.
Children under 11 will once again be admitted free.
A standard ticket is £49. VIP packages are also available.
Tickets can be bought from splendourfestival.com or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre.
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