The Rock City archives: 2014

Future Sound Of Nottingham Final, Rock City Main Hall Hosts the FSN Final

  • Sunday 22nd June 2014
  • Supported by: Line Up TBA

An exciting line up of fresh young artists have made it through to the next stage of city's annual epic battle to open Splendour in front of 20,000 people.
Headlined by Brit award winning singer songwriter Tom Odell and Madchester legends the Happy Mondays, the winners will be in exalted company at this year's festival taking place on July 19 in the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park. 
A panel of expert music industry judges - put together by NUSIC, the community project behind the Future Sound of Nottingham - have selected the 14 semi-finalists.

Mark Del, NUSIC, said: "It was the closest it's ever been this year with just three points separating all 14 semi finalists. It's great to see a wide range of genres represented, from bands and producers to singer-songwriters, reflecting the incredibly diversity in the Nottingham music scene."

Ambient rock band, Field Studies, who were the overall winners of the first round, now go straight through to the Final held at Rock City on June 22.

Mark Del added: "Field Studies were clear winners with our music industry judges, they all fell in love with their soothing almost hypnotic guitar sound.

The other successful acts are; Crosa Rosa, Oscar Speed, Vanity Box, Wolfclub, Adelphia, Alaskan Faction, Robyn Hughes-Jones, Great British Weather, Tom Ash, For The Girl, Joy Mumford, The Rascels, Josh Wheatley and Hello Tomorrow.

The public vote is open now open at until May 21 2014 with a live poll showing the number of votes cast for each artist. The finalists will be announced on May 26 via the New Music Podcast.

Tickets for Splendour are on sale now and start at just £15.