Jess Glynne to headline Splendour Festival 2016

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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 July 23, 2016.

The British singer-songwriter will play the Wollaton Park festival in July hot on the heels of a US, European and UK headline tour promoting her number one double platinum album.

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.

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.”

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.

Jess is the first solo female artist to headline 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 February 26.

Organisers 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.

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