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Nottingham actress Vicky McClure to join Splendour festival line up

today5 July 2022

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Nottingham Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure has been confirmed to join the line-up at the Splendour festival with her Dementia Choir alongside Brit Nominee Tom Grennan. She perform alongside other stars on the bill including Anne-Marie, The Human League, Richard Ashcroft, Supergrass and Craig David.

The choir will perform on Sunday to thousands of music fans for a heart-warming performance. As part of a half an hour set, musician Tom Grennan will also perform with the members of the choir who are living with dementia. Splendour takes place as Wollaton Hall from Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24 this year.

The Dementia Choir was formed in 2019 as part of a documentary filmed by Vicky for BBC One which examined the role that music can play in helping people living with the condition. The documentary went on to be nominated for a BAFTA and the award-winning actress has remained working with the choir ever since.

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The performance will be filmed as a final episode in the new series of, Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure. The actress spoke openly in the series about helping to care for her grandmother, Iris, who sadly passed away in 2015. Her life inspired Vicky to form the choir to see if music could help to make a difference.



The main stage at Splendour Festival
The main stage at Splendour Festival

Vicky said: “I was absolutely delighted to be invited to appear at Splendour with Our Dementia Choir and having Tom Grennan join us on stage will be extra special.

“We should never underestimate the transformative and healing power of music. Music can uplift people living with dementia, change their mood and bring them joy. This is the reason why I started Our Dementia Choir and why it remains so close to my heart. I’m committed to ensuring music is used to benefit people with dementia in the future, and I know the famous Splendour audience will give us a warm welcome.”

This is the first Splendour festival since 2019 due to Covid restrictions and it is set to be one of the biggest yet. The festival, which takes place at Wollaton Hall will now be over two days instead of one with some of the biggest acts confirmed to perform.



Vicky McClure will bring her Dementia Choir to Splendour this year
Vicky McClure will bring her Dementia Choir to Splendour this year

DHP Family MD, George Akins said: “We’re delighted that Vicky and the BBC has chosen Splendour as the right place to perform for the series finale. I’m sure it will be a wonderful atmosphere especially with Tom joining them. The Splendour weekend just gets better and better!”

Tickets are on sale for the event starting at £85 for an adult weekend pass while a day pass is £56. Any children under the age of ten can get into the festival for free while Nottingham City residents are eligible for a discount.

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