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

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

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

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

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

  • "One of Britain's Premier Music Events"


Lianne La Havas

6:20pm, Saturday, Main Stage

Lianne La Havas

22 year old Londoner Lianne possesses one of those stunning, timeless voices that you don't hear very often. Her effortlessly beautiful performance on Later last year was a great introduction. She has the poise and delivery to match an enviable list of legendary soul singers, allied with her assured finger-picking (refreshingly on an electric guitar) that underpins wonderful song-writing.

Her first two EP releases display a versatility from the gentle defiance of Lost & Found, the soul-funk blast of Forget to the subtle magic No Room For Doubt, which features guest (and fellow Summer Sundae performer) Willy Mason. All this bodes very well for Lianne's debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? due out this summer.

Lianne has recently played BBC 6Music's10 year anniversary celebrations, been working with Prince (who contacted her after watching a free concert she streamed on her website) and has been touring with the likes of Bon Iver and Bombay Bicycle Club. There's also a great free EP Live in LA available from her website.