Victoria Embankment Nottingham music festival with Scouting for Girls and Toploader

The Embankment pictured in the summer
Other activities will also be available at the festival, such as wrestling matches and extreme half-pipe displays -Credit:Nottingham Post/Marie Wilson.

A new festival will take over Victoria Embankment for a weekend of fun and organisers have confirmed more than 60 artists will perform. The Weekend Festival promises to bring two days of electrifying music, entertainment, and fun for all on September 21 and 22, with tickets starting at £8.32.

Big names such as Scouting for Girls and Toploader have been announced among a list of artists who will offer music lovers of all ages "an unforgettable experience". The two chart-topping acts will perform on Saturday, September 21, bringing a mix of club hits and pop favourites.

Sunday’s festivities continue the excitement with headliners Boyzlife, Dub FX, The Dualers, and Switchotr taking to the stage. From soulful melodies to high-energy performances, Sunday "promises to be a day to tick all the boxes".

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Other activities will also be available at the festival, such as wrestling matches and extreme half-pipe displays. Celebrity magic shows, clowns, and circus acts will also be sure to captivate festival-goers' attention.

An array of artisan food and drink offerings from around the world will also be on offer, including gourmet delicacies and street food delights. The news comes as the city was left disappointed after the cancellation of Splendour Festival, which has taken place every year since 2008, with the exception of the pandemic.

Splendour, Nottingham's biggest outdoor music festival, had to be cancelled due to "numerous council delays". Organisers confirmed in January that they were "working hard to bring Splendour back to Nottingham in 2025".

The Weekend Festival says what sets it apart is its commitment "to making a positive impact through the transformative power of music and education", with 20 per cent of its gross profits due to be donated.

Scouting for Girls members pictured
Scouting for Girls is just one of the acts that will perform over the late summer weekend -Credit:The Weekend Festival

Charities in the UK and the Philippines will be supported, as both founders, Robert Young and Paul Brodie, have Filipino wives. The charities for this year's event include Reach and Knights of the Rizal.

Reach is a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities to live better lives within their communities. The Knights of Rizal promotes Filipino culture and heritage across the UK and raises funds for study grants and donations in the Asian country.

Paul and Robert said: "The idea of using music as a means to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and communities has always resonated deeply with us. As a team, our commitment to making The Weekend Festival a platform for celebrating connections and supporting our local communities is unwavering – whilst enjoying great music and entertainment!

"We have always been dedicated to bringing happiness to children and underprivileged adults, which is why we've chosen to partner with Reach Learning Disability, a local charity close to our hearts. Moreover, both our wives, being Filipinos, share a strong desire to give back to their homeland.

"Inspired by organisations like the Knights of Rizal, we are driven to make a difference in the Philippines by supporting initiatives that provide essential resources, such as free school supplies and nutritious meals, to disadvantaged children. We firmly believe that through The Weekend Festival, we can make a meaningful impact both locally and globally, fostering a spirit of unity and compassion."

A family ticket for two adults and two children is priced at £69.68 for the weekend, while adult tickets are £41.60. Day tickets are £26, while children under six go in for free. You can get your tickets here.