- 10th February 2016
On 3rd March we welcome the UK's rap & hip-hop goddess Lady Leshurr.
Her tour is selling out and she's lighting up both here and over in the US, especially in NYC: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/salvatore-bono/lady-leshurr-debuts-her-q_b_9191244.html
Make sure you get tickets to see her take to our stage before she blows up stateside:
- 5th February 2016
We're ridiculously excited to welcome Chk Chk Chk here on 13th Feb, and even more so now that we've heard they'll be supporting themselves as their new Stereolab tribute band... STEREOLAD!
Here's the word from the band:
Hey, we’re really excited to announce the debut tour of our side project band, STEREOLAD, who will be opening for us on our U.S. tour. As one might guess, we are a Stereolab tribute band and will be performing some of our favorite songs by them. Why? Just for a kicks, for a laugh, just cuz we want to. Same reasons we’ve been !!! all along. But seriously, we like a challenge, it seemed like a fun way to press our boundaries, we like to play, it was cheaper than hiring the real Stereolab to open for us and I look fantastic in a dress. So there. That seems like enough good reasons, no? Stereolab were one of the few bright spots for us in the droll hatemyselfeverythingsuxanyways attitude of 90′s guitar bands. Their minimalism and drone techniques actually had a great influence on the way we approached the funk when we first started, so it seems fitting to pay tribute to them. If ur not a fan, maybe u will be after the show. If u know someone who is not a fan of us, maybe they’ll like Stereolad better. Maybe we’ll blow our own selves off the stage some nights. Maybeeeee, anything can happen. So come on down or something. Or don’t. Just stay home and imagine what u think it might sound like. Not really a good way to live but u do u, and we’ll do Stereolad.
Also along for the ride will be excellent Nottingham band I Am Lono:
I AM LONO are Matthew Cooper & David Startin from Nottingham. Influenced by John Carpenter, The Doors, David Bowie, Suicide, Kraftwerk, Bukowski, Hunter S Thompson and David Lynch, I AM LONO produce claustrophobic, pounding, paranoid pop music gold.
Get tickets here.
- 5th February 2016
Hardcore Superstar join HRH AOR on the Road
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Faster Pussycat will not be coming to Europe this spring, however Swedish Rockers, Hardcore Superstar will be, hooking up with an already impressive line up
HSS will be joining headliners The Quireboys, who complete their St Cecilia World Tour in the UK, Sweden's finest Bonafide and a horde of support bands including, Thirteen Stars, SKAM & The Texas Flood.
The HRH AOR on the Road touring clan is proving to be a real winner, with many venues now into their last batch of tickets, so don't be shy and get in while you can!!
Tickets are available here.
- 29th January 2016
Jess Glynne To Headline Splendour!!
Wollaton Park, Nottingham Saturday 23 July 2016
One of the biggest artists of the past 12 months, Grammy award winner and Brit nominated pop sensation Jess Glynneis to headline Splendour on 23 July 2016.
The British singersongwriter has been booked for the Wollaton Park Festival in July hot on the heels of a US, European and UK headline tour promoting her no1. double platinum album.
George Akins, owner, DHP Family, said: "We're delighted to announce Jess is to headline Splendour this year. With her UK tour completely sold out already, it's good news for the fans who were disappointed after she was forced to pull out last year to undergo vocal cord surgery. Those who got to see her play a very well received sell out show at Rock City last November will be delighted to see her return to the city once again."
The booking comes on the back of an amazing year for the artist after her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ made her the biggest selling debut artist of the year. The album features her five number one singles including smash hit ‘Hold My Hand’ and its equally successful follow up ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, along with the recent single ‘Take Me Home’, the official song for Children in Need.
Jess is the first solo female artist to headine Splendour since Kate Nash took to the main stage in the first year of the festival in 2008.
The singer, 26, has already equalled the record for the most number one singles by a British female solo artist — five — and has now announced a brand new single from the album, ‘Ain’t Got Far To Go’, due for release on 26 February via Atlantic.
Jess Glynne is the first of the line up to be announced for the city's annual summer bonanza of music, comedy, food and drink with many more artists, comedians and entertainers to be revealed over the coming months.
Recognised as the city's biggest summer day out and shortlisted in the final three for Best Festival in the national Live Music Business awards, organisers DHP Family and Nottingham City Council are keen to replicate the success of last year which saw 20,000 turning out to see storming sets from headliners The Specials, James, Bananarama and Lawson. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a kids' area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure at Nottingham City Council, said: "We at Nottingham City Council are proud to work in partnership with DHP to bring this great family festival to the city. A day out at Splendour Festival is good value for money, especially for those living in the city, and gives them a chance to see a diverse range of popular acts.
“I would like to thank Nottingham City Council’s events team who so work hard to provide the festival infrastructure and manage the event safely.”
Also on board again is Confetti following a successful six year partnership with Splendour which sees its students gaining invaluable industry insight working across many aspects of the festival.
Craig Chettle, Chief Executive Confetti ICT, said: “Confetti is delighted to be supporting Splendour for the sixth consecutive year. Confetti is all about providing real opportunities for our students to work with and learn from the pros. Our support for the festival gives our music, technical events, TV and film students unique and enviable insights into staging a festival of this scale. They don’t just observe– they work with our technicians and the festival teams to run the live stages – from stage management to filming and editing content for Notts TV. This gives them invaluable work experiences that I don’t think can be found anywhere else”.
Children under 11 will once again be admitted free, and City Card discounts are also in place for Nottingham residents. A standard ticket is £45, coming down to £35 when the City Card discount is applied. Young people aged 1117 with a City Card are £20 while tickets for young people with a County Card are £35. VIP packages are also available starting from £50.
Tickets can be purchased from all the main ticketing sites or in person from locations around the city such as Nottingham Tourism Centre; Royal Concert Hall and city council leisure centres.
To stay in touch with festival news and line up announcements, follow Splendour on twitter @SplendourFest;
like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/splendourfestivalUK/
and be the first to hear about Splendour 2016 tickets and artist announcements by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailinglist
- 26th January 2016
An interview and support news for the HINDS gig on 17th Feb!!
The all-girl outfit hail from Madrid, and so Leftlion have very kindly had Notts' answer to the all-girl challenge BABE PUNCH come on board to interview the band ahead of their gig here!
You can read the interview here.
...and we're pleased to say that BABE PUNCH WILL BE SUPPORTING HINDS ON THE NIGHT!!
So expect an epic night of punk!
And get tickets to the show here.