Ricky Wilson, of the Kaiser Chiefs, at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-27
Ricky Wilson, of the Kaiser Chiefs, at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-27

It was a record-breaking year at Splendour with the Wollaton Park festival site filled with a 25,000 sell-out crowd.

They saw a line up across five stages offering music, comedy and fringe entertainment.

The earlier part of the day saw the crowds enjoying full sunshine as the winners of the Future Sound of Nottingham, Brotherhood, opened the main stage before the latest artist from Nottingham to be signed to a major label, Georgie, took over.

The afternoon saw the site fill up with plenty of sing-along moments provided by Tony Hadley, who performed a cover of David Bowie’s Life On Mars along with some classic Spandau Ballet to the delight of the crowd.

The excitement was palpable for the Busted boys, who didn’t keep the crowd waiting until the Year 3000 to hear all of their hits.

Busted's Charlie Simpson at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-14
Busted's Charlie Simpson at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-14
Busted's James Bourne at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-11
Busted's James Bourne at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-11
Matt Willis, of Busted, at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-13
Matt Willis, of Busted, at Splendour Festival. 220717DC1-13

Over on the Confetti stage, Buzzcocks, British Sea Power and Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape kept things rockier.

Even when the rain came later, it didn't dampen the spirits of the thousands who stayed on to sing along with Billy Ocean over on the Confetti stage before jumping around to a rousing set from festival headliners the Kaiser Chiefs which saw lead singer Ricky Wilson leaping from the bass drum at one point.

Crowds at the Splendour Festival, in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. 220717DC1-18
Crowds at the Splendour Festival, in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. 220717DC1-18