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Organisers of Splendour 2019 have today confirmed 20 more artists for this year’s festival.
Rockers ASH, Fine Young Cannibals’ frontman Roland Gift and indie-makers The Rifles will appear on the Confetti Stage at this year’s festival.
Also joining the line-up today is X Factor winner Louisa, Manchester alt-rockers The Slow Readers Club and loads more.
The latest additions join the already announced Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints at this year’s Splendour in Nottingham, taking place on Saturday 20 July 2019.
The biggest outdoor event in Nottinghamshire, Splendour will welcome the Manics following the band topping a survey conducted by the festival organisers. James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire will perform music from across the illustrious career, which has included top billing at Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury, T in the Park, and V Festival.
The multi award-winning trio have reached the top 10 of the official UK album chart 13 times, including with their triple platinum and acclaimed record This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. They released their latest album Resistance Is Futile last year.
Taking to Splendour on Saturday 20 July 2019, it marks the band’s first performance in the city since playing Rock City in 2007.
Also on the bill are ska pioneers The Specials, who are currently also gearing up for their 40th-anniversary tour across the UK. Formed in Coventry in 1977, the band have released iconic hits such as Gangsters, Too Much Too Young and the era-defining Ghost Town.
They release their first new album in over 38 years, Encore, on the 1 February 2019.
Famed for his deep baritone voice, Rag’n’Bone man topped the UK albums chart in 2017 with his debut effort Human, and can currently be heard across the airwaves with his smash Calvin Harris collaboration Giant.
First breaking through in the ’90s, All Saints are one of the biggest girl groups in UK music history. The quartet have five No.1 singles to their name – Never Ever, Under The Bridge, Bootie Call, Pure Shores and Black Coffee. The band released their fifth studio album Testament in summer 2018.
More than 40 acts will be confirmed to perform at Wollaton Park in Nottingham, ranging across music, comedy and entertainment over the coming months.
The family-friendly event welcomes children under 11 free of charge, with a discount for paying local residents also available.
Here’s the line-up for Splendour 2019 so far:
Manic Street Preachers | The Specials | Rag’n’bone Man | Louisa | The Slow Readers Club | Barns Courtney | Rob Green | Music Comp Winner
All Saints | Ash | Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals) | The Rifles | The Coronas | Bria | Ava Saint
Andy Robinson (Compere) | Suzy Bennett | Roger Monkhouse | Vince Atta| Sean Heydon | Nathan Caton
My Pet Fauxes | Mid November | Esther Van Leuven | Megatrain | Velvet Blush | 94 Gunships | Re Teu | Camille Christel | Laurie Illingworth
Tickets for Splendour in Nottingham, coming to Wollaton Park on Saturday 20 July 2019, are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.