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 Glynne​is 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


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.

Hinds interview

...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.



Good news music lovers, we are now offering 20% off at our Kitchen to gig goers!

Join us for your pre-gig meal and show us your ticket to get 20% off the bill - for both Rescue Rooms and Rock City shows!

We have a range of pizzas, burgers, hot dogs and small plates to choose from, as well as daily deals, plus we're right next door to Rock City, so we're the perfect choice for gig-goers!

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Peanuts football

Think you know the in’s and out about the NFL? Us neither.

So we took it upon ourselves to thrown down some handy research all in the name of Super Bowl 50. Check out our idiot-proof guide to NFL below so you don’t come unstuck on the big night!

The purpose of American Football is ultimately to get the ‘pigskin’ into the opposition’s ‘end zone.’ The ‘end zone’ being the big block of painted grass at either end of the field, situated between the end line, and the goal line. They’ll have orange pylons placed at each of their four corners just in case you miss it.

Moving the ball towards the opposition end zone involves running with the ball until you are tackled, or throwing the ball as far and as accurate as you can down field into the opposition’s territory, to a teammate to catch cleanly. Unfortunately, ‘downs’ are fundamental to the game. These ‘downs’ are the most confusing part of NFL. The attacking side needs to move the ball forward a minimum of 10 yards whilst they’re in possession, (which is which the pitch is covered in 10 yard lines). They have four chances, or ‘downs’ to do this. If the ball is advanced the full ten yards, a first down is earned with four more chances to go for a further ten yards. If the team on the offensive fails to progress the whole 10 yards within four downs, possession is lost and switches to the other team.

This process is undoubtedly slooooow and infiltrated with numerous Coke, Wal-Mart and Kim Kardashian adverts, so you’ve never an excuse not to get the next round in. There are 11 players on each side, however coaches can make any number of substitutions after a down. This is why you see NFL sides having so many players on the sidelines – as teams are allowed to name up to 53 players in a match day squad. Although most of the scoring happens close to the defending teams end zone, a touchdown (similar to rugby) can be scored from anywhere on the field and on any down.

Hopefully that brings your weary mind up to scratch! If it hasn’t, not all is lost; we’re got some killer deals on pitchers, pizza, burgers and beer on the night.

So forget the football and catch Super Bowl 50: Live at The Rescue Rooms (10pm ‘til late)



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