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Indiana joins the bill at Splendour

Splendour organisers have announced an exciting change to Nottingham’s favourite family festival at Wollaton Park on July 18. With Jess Glynne out of action as she recovers from surgery on her vocal cords, DHP Family has turned to Nottingham's own rising star Indiana to save the day.

Already booked to play several major festivals this summer and on the back of her recent Glastonbury set, Indiana is sure to be warmly received by her hometown crowd at Splendour.

The 20,000 strong audience can expect to hear hits such as Solo Dancing, one of the singles from her top 20 critically acclaimed album, No Romeo. It's full circle for the Long Eaton singer who first came to the public's attention after she took part in Splendour's Future Sound of Nottingham in 2012.

George Akins, DHP Family, said: "Sadly Jess Glynne has confirmed that due to throat surgery she will be unable to perform at the 2015 Splendour Festival. We wish her all the best for a speedy recovery and she will be much missed at Splendour, however we are delighted to announce that Nottingham’s very own star Indiana will be stepping into the breach to entertain what is certain to be a huge crowd. We can't wait to see her on the main stage where she truly belongs."

Indiana is a fitting addition to this year's Splendour line up - which has a notable history for showcasing the hottest local talent - following her major steps forward to national prominence with a huge show at Rock City earlier this year.

Full set times will be released next week with Indiana taking to the main stage before pop band Lawson, indie rockers James and two-tone legends The Specials who will bring the Festival to a close, while over on the Confetti Stage queens of pop Bananarama will be headlining.

Indiana said: "I played the Splendour main stage two years ago whilst I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter as my son watched from the crowd. My live shows have become bigger and better since then and I'm so excited to share that with Nottingham again on its biggest stage possible! Nothing better than a hometown crowd...and both of my children can watch this time!"

Tickets for Splendour start at just £22. To get the latest line-up announcements and festival updates go to or like or follow @splendourfest

Rockingham FINAL lineup announced!

Oh yes! The moment is here! The final lineup for Rockingham is upon us!

Added to an already sensational lineup are:


Care Of Night.


Romeo's Daughter

Jim Peterik

Here are the day splits and final lineups. Get your tickets now, and do NOT miss out on what promises to be an amazing three days of music!

Rockingham is coming!

We are so excited for this. This festival promises to be absolutely unreal! Make sure you get your tickets now and do not miss out. If you liked Firefest you'll love this!

Two Months of Festival Heaven Approaches!

Wow. We have two months of festival awesomeness coming up. We are hardly been able to contain ourselves here at Rock City towers, and it all starts this coming Sunday with...




This year's Dot To Dot, coming to Nottingham on 24th May 2015 is Dot to Dot's TENTH birthday! 

With some killer acts lined up, venues across Nottingham are prepared for an INVASION of talent, sold out crowds and an unreal atmosphere across the city. Getting involved with this one are, of course, ourselves along with Rescue Rooms, Red Room, Stealth, Bodega, Nottingham Trent Student’s Union  Spanky Van Dykes. And if you thought that was pretty awesome in itself, wait until you hear just a tiny fraction of the lineup... are you ready?!

Saint Raymond, Rae Morris, The Wytches, Laura Doggett, Honeyblood, Hinds, Josef Salvat, April Towers and MANY MORE! You can get your tickets from Alt-Tickets

The full schedule can be found here:





Following up from that 'POW' is a 'BOOOOOM!' with  No Tomorrow Festival @ Wollaton Park, Nottingham. People who went to last year's debut No Tomorrow can testify, it is definitely not to be missed.

Back and in its second year, the weekend of the 6th and 7th of June is one to put in your diaries! Platinum selling John Newman, as well as Mercury Prize nominee Jessie Ware has been confirmed for this one, along with James Bay and Bondex. Across No Tomorrow’s several stages the festival also boasts many more performances and a number of the finest international DJ talents. BondaxDJ EZ, and Eton Messy will be delivering epic DJ set across the dance music spectrum.

Also expect strong live performances from the enigmatic Bristol duo Blonde with full band, Grammy-nominated MNEK and Bondax guest vocalist KStewart, appearing in her own right with solo material. Go grab your tickets, available now from Alt-Tickets!

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Last, but definitely not least... We have Splendour. Set in the stunning grounds of Wollaton Hall, Splendour Festival has grown to become Nottingham’s largest outdoor music event, attracting over 20,000 people of all ages. Internationally-renowned artists will once again share the stage with local upcoming talents for this one-day family-friendly festival.

Hot on the heels of two sold out shows at Rock City last year, The Specials will be bringing their infectious blend of two-tone Jamaican ska and punk energy to the main stage at Splendour for the first time.

For those who missed out getting their hands on tickets for the fast selling shows last November and for all those who want to get their skank on again, Saturday 18 July 2015 will be another chance to see the band renowned for the energy of their live performance, but this time in the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park.

Widely credited with changing the face of pop in the late 70s, The Specials reformed in 2008 and have gone on to tour the world, playing to bigger audiences than ever before.

This summer the 20,000 Splendour Festival crowd can enjoy the two-tone revival with hits such as A Message to you Rudy, Too Much Too Young and Ghost Town sure to feature in the headlining set.

Not forgetting, they will be joined by very special guests James, Bananarama, Jess Glynne, Roots Manuva, Lawson and MANY MANY MORE ensuring there will be something for everyone!

More info at


Everyone go go go and get your tickets @!


Beth Hart: Nottingham Evening Post Review

We had the amazing Beth Hart performing last night in a packed out Main Hall, and Nottingham Post's Kevin Cooper was there to see this stunning gig.

Having been in the music industry for over 25 years, it is hard to fathom out why Beth Hart is not up there with the greats. She has been through good times, bad times and everything in between and it all goes into her music, delivering songs that channel her turbulent past into deeply personal lyrics."

On the last night of her tour to promote her latest album, Better Than Home, Hart made the show all about her music as she started with Waterfalls and new track, Tell 'Em to Hold On, perched comfortably behind her piano, before her very talented band joined her for the rest of the set, which saw her foot stomping across this Rock City stage as she belted out versions of her hits, Delicious, Well Well and fans favourite, Bang Bang Boom Boom.

Up-tempo stormers like Monkey Back, a song she described as being about her battle with drug addiction, to the cover of Etta James' I'd Rather Go Blind, showcased Harts powerful and flawless vocals as this blues icon delivered her heart and soul to the crowd for a solid set of pure blues perfection. It was hard not to compare her to the legendary Janis Joplin.

New track Better Than Home and her moving performance of Sister Heroine showed her more gentle side that allowed us to see that underneath the hard, tattooed exterior, there is a wonderfully warm, talented and vulnerable artist. She brought the house down with a performance that blew us all away from the very first note to her closing chord.

For those that missed this gig at Rock City, they have probably missed the gig of the year up to now, because Beth Hart as a diva, certainly not, but blues icon; most definitely. Nottingham, you were lucky to have her.

Kevin Cooper


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