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Splendour Festival: Kaiser Chiefs to headline
Saturday 22nd July, 2017 - Wollaton Park
Splendour Festival: Kaiser Chiefs to headline
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The Kaiser Chiefs are headlining this year's Splendour Festival, at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Photograph: Mark Kent.
Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for the Splendour Festival.

The Yorkshire quintet are the first of more than 40 acts announced to perform at the festival, on Saturday July 22.

Among the highlights of their six-album career are I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and UK number one single Ruby.

Kaiser Chiefs said: “We're really looking forward to performing at Splendour. We know the crowd and the setting will make for an unforgettable atmosphere.”

George Akins, owner, DHP Family, who put on the festival, said: “Following the biggest ever Splendour last year, we’re delighted to announce Kaiser Chiefs as 2017 headliners."

Kaiser Chiefs are made up of lead vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick Baines and as of 2013, drummer Vijay Mistry, replacing founding drummer Nick Hodgson.

The success of their debut album ‘Employment’, released in 2005 with hits including Everyday I Love You Less and Less and I Predict a Riot, sold over three million copies and won the band three Brit Awards including the award for Best British Group, Best British Rock Act and Best British Live Act. It also won an NME Award for Best Album and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.

Since then, Kaiser Chiefs have gone on to release five more original studio albums; Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007), Off with Their Heads (2008), The Future Is Medieval (2011), Education, Education, Education & War (2014) and their latest album Stay Together (2016), which charted in the UK top five.

Last year's Splendour Festival attracted a sell-out crowd of 21,000 to see headliners Jess Glynne and The Human League.

Children under 11 will once again be admitted free.

A standard ticket is £46. VIP packages are also available starting from £80.

Tickets can be bought from splendourfestival.com or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre.

To stay in touch with festival news like @splendourfestivalUK on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram @SplendourFest, using the hashtag #SplendourFest
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