Major announcement for Splendor 2022 as more artists are confirmed for the festival
Splendor Festival has announced a new lineup of additional acts that will join the lineup for the two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The festival should bring thousands to Wollaton Park to see headliners like Anne-Marie, Richard Ashcroft, Supergrass and Craig David.
Additional acts will be entrusted to a dedicated site fringe scene that will include everything from stilt walkers to live poetry. The University of Nottingham acapella group, Radio Octave joins the line-up ahead of their album release later this year.
There will be a Latin theme to some of the acts with the Nottingham Samba School bringing the carnival color on both days. If you fancy learning a dance move or two, then Salsa Bae will teach some Latin moves with their fusion dance classes.
A popular club night, Bamalamasingsong will have the crowd singing karaoke classics. Agony aunt, Mrs Green will be on hand to dispense words of wisdom to the crowd as music collective Fat Digester deliver a unique blend of funk, soul, jazz and hip hop.
The Edi Johnston Bit will combine props, jokes and quizzes with audience participation and bingo for a unique and unmissable experience. If you find yourself a bit overwhelmed with all the music and entertainment choices then Loving Rebellion Yoga will be on hand to offer you a mindfulness yoga session to help you relax.
The two-day event will also have plenty of laughs on the comedy stage, including Lindsey Santoro, finalist for British Comedian of the Year 2021, British Got Talent stars Micky P Kerr, Steve Royle and Daliso Chaponda, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, as well as Susan Murray.
Performers are spread over the two days, but Saturday will feature Bamalamasingsong, Nottingham Samba School, The Edi Johnston Bit, Loving Rebellion Yoga, Salsa Bae and Mrs Green. Sunday performers will include Fat Digester, Nottingham School of Samba, Salsa Bae, Fringe Poetry and Radio Octave.
Splendor provides a platform for local musicians to perform in front of thousands of festival fans. This year there are over 20 different local acts confirmed for the event. This includes the Future Sound of Nottingham winners who will be revealed after the final on Sunday July 3 in Rock City.
It’s the first Splendor festival in three years due to Covid restrictions and it already promises to be even bigger than ever. Earlier this year, organizers announced they would introduce a second day of music with performances from Human League, Ocean Color Scene and Razorlight.
The the festival also brings together many of Nottingham’s most popular food and drink vendors to offer festival-goers a wide choice of places to eat. Everything is on offer from burgers to fish and chips with plenty of vegetarian or vegan options. There will also be a number of beer tents scattered around the park.
The MemSaab in Nottingham will offer Indian cuisine while Nottingham’s Farmed Gourmet Burgers have also been confirmed for the event. Pokewaves will bring its healthy Hawaiian rice dishes while Hog and Roast will offer tasty options for meat eaters. 200-degree coffee will also be on hand to provide a much-needed caffeine boost for festival-goers.
In addition to the food stalls, there will be a number of shopping stalls where visitors can purchase everything from Caribbean crafts, costume jewelry, clothing and accessories. There will also be festival hair braiding and body art to help visitors complete their festival look.