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

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

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

  • "One of Britain's Premier Music Events"

  • "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"


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Wed, 03 Aug 2011
Chance to Win a Signed McFly Festival Poster

For your chance to win a signed McFly festival poster go to facebook and add as your status update I ♥ Summer Sundae Weekender.

The winner will be contacted and announced friday.

Wed, 03 Aug 2011
The Leisure Society Main Stage Sunday

The excellent The Leisure Society are now playing on the Main Stage on Sunday 14 August at 15:00, they replace The Pierces who have cancelled their upcoming UK performances.

Wed, 03 Aug 2011
Tickets Now Ready for Collection

Summer Sundae Weekender tickets are now available for early collection from De Montfort Hall’s box office.

If you pick up your tickets early, you can save you time when you arrive at the festival and go straight to wristband exchange.

Festival information, which will be posted to all ticketholders in the next few days, is also now available here.

The box office is in the foyer of De Montfort Hall, on Granville Road, and will be open for ticket collection as follows:

Wed 3 August to Sat 6 August 10am to 6pm
Sun 7 August closed all day
Mon 8 August 10am to 6pm

From Tuesday 9 August the box office will move to the festival main entrance, just off Granville Road in Victoria Park and will be open:

Tue 9 & Wed 10 August 10 am to 6pm
Thu 11 August 10am to 11pm
Fri 12 August 9am to 10.30pm
Sat 13 August 9am to 10pm
Sun 14 August 9am to 9pm

Please remember to bring proof of ID with you, which is required for ticket collections and your booking receipt in case we need to verify purchase. The four forms of photographic ID which will be accepted are: photo driving licence, passport, CitizenCard, or PASS card - The Proof of Age Standards Scheme.

Fri, 29 Jul 2011
The Summer Sundae Festival Choir is back!

If you love singing and want to get on stage and perform then don‘t forget to sign up for the Summer Sundae Festival Choir!

Following the success of last year’s event which saw 35 amateur singers give a near professional performance to a packed out Comedy Tent, the Summer Sundae Festival Choir is back!

Led by conductor and professional vocalist Hannah Brine, the choir is suitable for anyone with a love and interest in singing. Accompanying the choir is pianist George Aquah, who has performed with the likes of Gladys Knight.

Hannah says:

“The Summer Sundae Festival Choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing and would like to say they have performed at Summer Sundae! You don‘t need to have sung with a group before or be able to read music, as all parts will be learnt during the rehearsals. We will be working on a handful of well-known popular songs.”

Rehearsals take place in the Comedy Tent on Friday 4:00pm-5:50pm, Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm-3:30pm, with a performance on Sunday at 4:00pm.

Taking part is easy. Register by sending an email with your name and contact details to summersundaechoir@gmail.com. Places are limited to 50 singers, and you must have a ticket for the SSW to take part.

Wed, 27 Jul 2011
Official Afterparty featuring a set from Example & DJ Wire
Official Afterparty featuring a set from Example & DJ Wire

We‘re ecstatic to announce that on Sunday 14th August we will be hosting our Official Afterparty at the O2 Academy Leicester featuring a set from Example + DJ Wire.

Doors will open at 10pm, with the last Main Stage act finishing at 10.30pm.

If you‘ve already bagged yourself a ticket to our Thursday 11th August Takeover featuring live music and DJ sets from MODA‘s Jaymo & Andy George, Peterborough‘s finest electro outfit Fenech-Soler, Grime Master P-Money and Polarsets, then entry to the Sunday Afterparty is free!

Alternatively Tickets can be purchased in advance from here and cost just £5.00

Please not Admission is strictly 18+.

Tue, 19 Jul 2011
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins and Everything Everything listed in Mercury Prize Shortlist

We’re thrilled with this morning’s announcement of this year’s shortlist for the Mercury Prize includes two of this year’s Summer Sundae performers. Welcoming him back for his third Summer Sundae appearance the phenomenal King Creosote received a nomination for his collaborative album with Jon Hopkins ‘Diamond Mine’ along side Mancunian based Everything Everything with their debut record ‘Man Alive’.

If you don’t know either act here is a teaser:

From King Creosote & Jon Hopkins’s Bubble taken from ‘Diamond Mine’ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Lr0igwLIY

and from Everything Everything’s single Photoshop Handsome taken from ‘Man Alive’


Don’t forget to catch their performances at the festival:

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Friday Indoor Stage – 7pm

Everything Everything, Sunday Drowned In Sound presents the Indoor Stage – 8.30pm

Thu, 07 Jul 2011
2011 iPhone App Launch

We’re extremely excited to announce that our 2011 Summer Sundae iPhone app is now live and available to download from the iTunes app store! We’ve re-launched and revamped the app for 2011 with a new improved design and fantastic features including the full line-up, twitter feed, news stories and map, and this remains completely free to download. Stage times for all the artists performing across the weekend are now also available both on the iPhone app and on our website, so get planning your weekend to ensure you don’t miss out on any performances from your favourite artists! Plus, keep your fingers poised to download the next update for the app which will be available by early August, bringing with it a number of new features yet to be announced. Alongside the iPhone update we will also be releasing an Android version of the Summer Sundae app in August, watch this space for more details!

Click here to download the 2011 iPhone app!

Wed, 06 Jul 2011
Spotlights for Summer Sundae 2011

As Summer Sundae Weekender draws ever closer, we are continuing to provide you with a taste of what’s in store by shining the spotlight on some of the fantastic artists and entertainment appearing during the course of the festival. Our Facebook friends would have noticed that we began our regular spotlights some weeks ago on our Facebook page. We’ve been profiling some of the most exciting artists and entertainment hitting Summer Sundae Weekender 2011, providing videos, links and previews as well as letting you know when to catch these not to be missed performances during the festival. So far, our spotlight acts are:

#01 Pete and The Pirates

#02 Givers

#03 Dutch Uncles

#04 The Pierces

#05 Ben Howard

#06 Young Knives

#07 Delta Maid

#08 The Bees

#09 The Antlers

#10 Rachel Rose Reid

#11 Shonen Knife

#12 The Sonic Manipulator

#13 Toots and The Maytals

Visit our Facebook page to check out these previous spotlights and keep your eyes peeled for #14!

Wed, 22 Jun 2011
Phrased and Confused are Back

As you'll know we are very proud of the range of entertainment and activities you'll find at Summer Sundae Weekender, aside from our excellent musical bill and we're delighted to announce that this year Phrased and Confused are back to deliver what they do best, a lyrical feast of the finest spoken word and songwriting talent you'll hear this side of, well, anywhere this festival season. Taking over the Comedy Tent for a few hours each day, they have already confirmed some stonking performers including poet, actor and 2009 BBC Radio 4 Slam Champion Ben Mellor, the wonderful literary sensation Laura Dockrill and poet and actor extraordinaire Yusra Warsama. In addition P&C will also be found on our marvellous Bandstand stage situated in Curiosity Corner and they will also be bringing their amazing Library Tent to the Garden!

Also in the Garden we are happy to announce that alongside Dusk 2 Dawn and their fantastic Mad Hatters Imaginarium, we will also have a Hoola Hoop Workshop, The Psychic Projection plus the ever popular Sonic Manipulator. The Kidzone will also enjoy the Sonic Manipulator's charms and will feature their own workshops including one run by our onsite recycling experts The Complete Wasters.

Summer Sundae spoils you with 4 covered stages including the comfortable luxury of our Indoor Stage De Montfort Hall complete with proper flushing toilets. With a small and perfectly formed site, you'll never be far from cover should the heavens open.

To buy tickets go to our ticketing page here

Wed, 25 May 2011
Another new addition to the line up..

We are elated to announce that Warpaint have been added to this years Summer Sundae line up.

They will play the Drowned in Sound stage on the Sunday of the weekend. For the latest information head to our line up page!

In the mean time check out Warpaint's absolutely stunning recent performance on Later… With Jools Holland.

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