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17-18-19 August 2012 / De Montfort Hall & Gardens, Leicester

  • "Anyone half awake knows that Summer Sundae is hitting the musical spot better than ever"
    NME.com

  • "One of Britain's Premier Music Events"
    Clash

  • "You can genuinely say that there is something for everybody"
    The Guardian

  • "The Grandson of Glastonbury"
    Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music

  • "The finest weekend out that Leicester has to offer... Not to be missed"
    The Mirror

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Dan Mangan

4:35pm, Friday, Into The Wild

Dan Mangan

Canadian Dan Mangan started out a fresh faced folk singer but over three albums he has evolved into something far more interesting. Last year's Oh Fortune was full of personality and scope in his songs led by an impressive, inventive vocal. He takes the standard acoustic rock format to new and undiscovered heights with bursts of experimental arrangements, a vast range of sounds and effects and wild amplified soloing that create dynamics not often heard. He's toured with the likes of The Decemberists and Okkervil River; his second album, Nice, Nice, Very Nice, was nominated for the Polaris Prize (the Canadian equivalent of our Mercury Music Prize); and he's toured across the world playing Glastonbury and, stateside, Sasquatch. For fans of Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens.

"Canadian acoustic troubadour invents post-folk…a great artistic leap…Mangan serves up the welcome alternative"
Q Magazine