Braderie’s guide to Summer Music Festivals in Notts

Braderie’s guide to Summer Music Festivals in Notts.

Splendour Music Festival You don’t need to travel all over the country to go to a top class music festival when you’re living in Nottingham. Here are 4 big summer festivals that are no more than a short bus journey away.    

Dot-to-Dot – 24th May

Dot to Dot has become a staple of the Nottingham music scene.  Beginning 10 years ago with only 3 venues, it now boasts a massive 18 stages for one eclectic night of new music. You only need one ticket to hop between any of the venues, and you are bound to find something to tickle your fancy with such a wide range of artists playing. Nottingham lad Saint Raymond is headlining this year, but be sure to check out the full line-up on up on their website. Tickets are £25. http://www.dottodotfestival.co.uk/    

No Tomorrow Festival – 6th & 7th June

Set in the usually peaceful Woolaton Park. No Tomorrow Festival runs over 2 days with a pleasant mix of mainstream and underground music. This years artists include John Newman, Jessie Ware, James Bay and DJ Fresh. You’ll also find fantastic food and exciting entertainment in the form of Car Boot Disco Bingo, Bearded Kitten Games Arena and dance off stage. If you’re wondering what on earth any of that is, check out their website.  Tickets are £65 – £75. http://www.notomorrowfestival.co.uk/    

Splendour – 18th July

Splendour is Nottingham’s biggest festival, running over just one day at Woolaton Park. Started in 2008, Splendour hosts a cocktail of heritage acts and contemporary pop-stars that makes for an all round friendly day out. There will be the usual festival stalls along with a fun fair to satisfy your inner child.  Headlining this year are The Specials along with special guests James. The full line up is definitely worth checking out as there are some real gems. Tickets are £48.40 or £37.40 with a city card. http://www.splendourfestival.com/    

Waterfront Festival – 15th & 16th August

Winding down the festival season in Nottingham is the Waterfront Festival hosted at the Canal House. There are 3 stages crammed into 1 venue, playing music between 12pm – 1am so its bound to be a great night. More of an underground affair, but if you are into the local scene you will surely recognise a lot of names on the line-up. Headlining this year are Grey Hairs, Bendigo and 94 Gunships. This festival is in its 5th year and as an added bonus is all for charity. Tickets are a bargain £7! http://waterfrontnotts.com/