British punk veterans Buzzcocks will be joining Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and Billy Ocean at Splendour, along with a host of other new acts now revealed for Wollaton Park on Saturday July 22.

Other big names are Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, Black Grape and British Sea Power.

Regarded as one of the most influential bands ever, Buzzcocks have been thrilling audiences for more than four decades.

Fresh from their global 40th anniversary tour, Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Chris Remington and Danny Farrant will bring their high-octane guitar, bass and drum power to the Confetti Stage.

Billy Ocean
Billy Ocean

Rising star Will Varley will return to Splendour bringing his fiery brand of contemporary folk songs to the Main Stage.

In the same year that he sold out Nottingham’s Bodega, Varley was also invited to open for Frank Turner, who described him as ‘one the best singer-songwriters in the UK.’

Black Grape's Kermit and Shaun
Black Grape's Kermit and Shaun

A distinctive blend of country soul from singer-songwriter Yola Carter is promised from this next addition to the Main Stage lineup.

Earmarked as ‘one to watch’ by The Guardian, and recently voted ‘UK Artist of the Year’ at the UK Americana Awards, Carter is recognised as one of the UK’s top singers and a uniquely gifted songwriter.

Kaiser Chiefs
Kaiser Chiefs

Back over on the Confetti Stage local artists Bud and Josh Wheatley join the bill. Bud’s vibrant reggae beats have been played by BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Greg James and Scott Mills and championed by BBC 1Xtra’s David Rodigan.

At the end of 2016, the rising star was one of the most played artists on BBC Introducing in the East Midlands. Wheatley has already caught the attention of BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long with his matters of the heart and soul.

The Acoustic Rooms Stage will once again host a roster of emerging artists from Nottinghamshire’s thriving music scene.

"An event not to be missed."

Into the Ark, finalists in the ITV show The Voice, headline with the rest of the line-up featuring Jimi Mack, whose nostalgic sound has been featured on BBC radio; Yazmin Lacey; Unknown Era; Tom Lumley; Lisa Hendricks; Young T and Bugsey; Billie and Sunflower Thieves.

Busted
Busted

Splendour was the overall winner of ‘Best Festival’ (15,000-39,000) at the 2016 Live Music Business Awards, and recognised as Nottingham’s favourite family festival.

It saw a sold-out 21,000 strong crowd watching headliners Jess Glynne, The Human League and UB40.

Children under 11 will once again be admitted free.

A standard ticket is £46, coming down to £36 when the Nottingham City resident discount is applied. Tickets for young people aged 11-17 living in Nottingham are £20. 

VIP packages are also available starting from £80. Ticket holders will enjoy a whole host of benefits including access to the VIP garden; a big screen with picnic and seating area; exclusive entertainment; gourmet food and a quality choice of drinks; luxury toilets plus access to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition at Wollaton Hall.

Tickets can be purchased from splendourfestival.com or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre.