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Splendour organisers on hunt for Gedling borough talent to entertain crowds at this year’s festival

PICTURED: The Fun Squad, who entertained the crowds at last year's Spendour event
PICTURED: The Fun Squad, who entertained the crowds at last year’s Spendour event

Splendour is on the hunt for the best entertainers across Gedling borough to create its vibrant fringe offer for the 20,000 crowds expected at the summer festival, taking place at Wollaton Park on Saturday, July 23.

As well as a dedicated fringe stage, there is an eclectic mix of family friendly entertainment on show around the festival; from circus cabaret and samba drumming to magic and vaudeville. With applications now open, festival organisers, DHP Family, are encouraging acts to be part of a bigger than ever fringe event.

Danielle Sorsby, DHP Family, said: “We’re after anyone that can bring fun and creativity to the festival, from music to acrobats and magicians; something that’s a little different is always a bonus. We’ve moved the stage closer to the main stage this year so there will be a guaranteed bigger crowd.”

Back for another year, festival-goers will be kept on their toes by the Fun Police, out in force to make sure all are enjoying themselves responsibly. With megaphones, banner and cordons, the ‘officers’ will be creating silly scenarios of safety and generally being a delightful nuisance.

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Edward Boott from Nonsuch Theatre, creators of Fun Police, said: “It was an absolute joy to share our work with an incredibly diverse and eclectic audience last year. It’s a great opportunity to raise your profile and so I would encourage acts to sign up for a day they won’t forget!”

Those who wish to apply need to email information on their act to Danielle Sorsby ( before Monday 30th May.

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