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

  • "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

  • "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

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Wed, 25 Apr 2012
LAST FM BILL ANNOUNCED

We are happy to confirm that day by day line ups for this year's festival will be released on 1st May with day tickets also available for purchase from this date.

As a sneak preview for those who can't wait until next week, we're excited to reveal that the Last FM line up for Friday 17th in our brand new venue with two stages, Into The Wild and The Watering Hole, is as follows:

SWAY/ WILLY MASON/ FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS/ DAN MANGAN/ BOWERBIRDS/ Y NIWL/ GOODNIGHT LENIN/ CLEAN BANDIT/ TINY RUINS

Also joining this bill are the following fantastic regional acts:

ELIZABETH CORNISH/ KAPPA GAMMA/ WALTER BOTTLE

Keep your eyes peeled for announcements next week. We'll also be revealing the rest of our brilliant arts and entertainment line-up including comedy and cabaret acts!

Tue, 24 Apr 2012
BARGAIN HUNTERS' CRAFT AND VINTAGE MARKET 2012!

This year, in line with our Safari theme, we are creating a Bargain Hunters' Craft & Vintage Market at the festival!

So if you have a craft, clothes or vintage stall you'd like to bring please see our TRADERS PAGE for more details.

Applications are now open until 7th May so get yours in while you can!

Wed, 18 Apr 2012
More Acts Announced for 2012!

It's time to reveal the fourth wave of acts for Summer Sundae 2012 and we're pleased to announce that also joining the bill this year are:

SPEECH DEBELLE/ AGNES OBEL/ DEER TICK/ THE LEICESTER ALL SKA'S REGGAE BIG BAND/ LONEY DEAR/ BOWERBIRDS/ CLOCK OPERA/ THePETEBOX/ MOLOTOV JUKEBOX/ JERSEY BUDD/ LITTLE NIGHT TERRORS/ TINY RUINS

Also announced for the BBC Introducing bill are:

THESE FURROWS/ JAKE BUGG/ MAHALIA/ KENWORTHY/ BUENOS AIRES/ THE DAYDREAM CLUB/ PARK BENCH SOCIETY/ NANCY DAWKINS

These join the host of acts already announced for the festival, with more names to be released soon. Click here to see the line up so far!

Thu, 12 Apr 2012
2012’S THEME WILL BE…SAFARI!

We are excited to announce that this year we'll be embracing the spirit of adventure and transforming the festival site into a wild landscape for you to explore!

Join us on the Summer Sundae Safari. Grab a drink and sample some of the finest acts in our brand new venue with two stages Into the Wild and The Watering Hole. Enter if you dare into the jaws of the main arena's Lion's Den, or find some shade in the De Montfort Hall's Crocodile Lagoon…

Plus The Garden will be transformed into a Jungle, with its usual range of interactive delights and a Bandstand Stage with storytelling, poetry and theatre as well as musical performances. And as usual there will be plenty of activities for cheeky monkeys and their families here and in The Kidzone.

Within our Safari Park will be 5 Stages of Music and Entertainment, featuring bills curated by Last FM, Drowned in Sound, The Musician, DBE & Superfly, and BBC Introducing, plus late night Comedy & Cabaret presented by the Big Difference Company, the people behind Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival. From Dusk 2 Dawn will also be leading a special Secret Safari across the site. Expect the unexpected!

More details on this year's theme, entertainment and various other unique elements that will make up the Summer Sundae Safari Site will be released over the course of the next month. So keep your eagle eyes peeled!

Tue, 03 Apr 2012
SUMMER SUNDAE AT THE CAMDEN CRAWL!

This year Summer Sundae will be once again taking to the Camden Crawl!

Our event will happen on the night of Saturday 5th May, at the Abbey Tavern, 124 Kentish Town Road, London.

We are very excited to announce that two acts who will also be playing this year's Summer Sundae in August will be joining us for this show; the amazing Francois & the Atlas Mountains, and the lovely Team Me. Also on our bill are the powerful and unpretentious Baxter Dury and experimental rockers Zun Zun Egui.

So get your tickets here and join us for a great night of music, plus gain access to a host of other venues around Camden presenting a brilliant line-up of bands including Death In Vegas, Alabama 3 and The Futureheads.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012
New Artists Just Announced!

We've just released the third Summer Sundae 2012 line up announcement and we're excited to reveal that performing at this year's festival are: LIANNE LA HAVAS, whose timeless voice, poise and delivery are enough to match an enviable list of legendary soul singers, and the amazing PATRICK WOLF, renowned for his inventive arrangements and acoustic live performances.

Also joining the bill for this year's festival are: GOLD PANDA/ THE BLACK SEEDS/ GHOSTPOET/ LEWIS FLOYD HENRY/ STAY+/ TEAM ME/ DOG IS DEAD

See the line up so far here!

Mon, 19 Mar 2012
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED TICKET SALE ENDS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

When the clock strikes 12 tonight the Summer Sundae discounted Early Bird ticket sale will end!

Tickets will then go up to full price, with an Adult Weekend costing £105 (up from £95), a Young Persons Weekend (14-17 Years) ticket costing £70 (up from £60) and a Child Weekend (5-13 Years) priced at £35 (up from £30) .

So get your discounted 2012 Early Bird tickets at 2010 prices here now while you still can!

Day tickets will be available in May this year.

Thu, 15 Mar 2012
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED TICKET SALE ENDS MONDAY 19TH!

Tickets are selling really fast and we are down to our last Early Bird discounted tickets. We will therefore finish the sale on Monday 19th March, and from then on only full price tickets will be available. So head over to our ticketing page and grab yours while you still can!

Wed, 14 Mar 2012
Next Acts for 2012 just announced...

We are very excited to have just announced the following acts for Summer Sundae Weekender 2012:

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE / DEATH IN VEGAS/ ADAM ANT & THE GOOD THE MAD & THE LOVELY POSSE/ BILLY BRAGG CELEBRATES WOODY GUTHRIE'S 100th BIRTHDAY/ THE KING BLUES/ JACK BEATS/ DJANGO DJANGO/ FRIENDS/ SWAY/ UNCLE FRANK/ DATAROCK/ AKALA/ HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE/ LUCY ROSE/ THE TWILIGHT SAD/ OLUGBENGA (METRONOMY DJ)/ MAYBESHEWILL/ TIM EDEY AND BRENDAN POWER/ HEY SHOLAY/ CLEAN BANDIT

This is in addition to the host of acts already announced for the festival. You can see full details on our line-up page here.

Mon, 05 Mar 2012
TRADER SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We've decided to extend our Trader Application deadline until Friday 16th March so head over to our trader page, read the guidelines, download the application form and tell us about your amazing stall quick!

Successful applicants will now be notified by Friday 13th April.

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