Jake Bugg to headline Splendour Festival 2013

Jake Bugg
Image caption Jake Bugg is from the Nottingham area and his self-titled album topped the charts last year

The organisers of Nottingham's Splendour Festival have announced local musician Jake Bugg is to headline this year's event.

The 18-year-old, who has supported both The Stone Roses and Noel Gallagher, will head the line-up on 20 July at Wollaton Park.

KT Tunstall, Squeeze and Maximo Park are also scheduled to perform, with more acts due to be announced.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on the 22 February.

'Hottest new artist'

Music promoter DHP said the musician was relishing the opportunity to play in front of his home crowd.

DHP's George Akins said: "Jake is literally the hottest new artist in the country by a mile at the moment, so it's a real coup to have him headline the biggest gig in his home city this summer.

"The whole of Nottingham will be turning out in their thousands to watch the most successful musician we've ever had play his homecoming gig at the Splendour Festival."

Bugg has already topped the charts with his self-titled debut album, and his single Lightning Bolt was used to soundtrack Usain Bolt's Olympic victories.

He is also booked to play at both Reading and Leeds festivals this summer, and has been nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at The Brits.

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