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"

  • "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

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


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Tue, 08 Mar 2011
1st Announcement

We're really excited to announce the first batch of acts for Summer Sundae Weekender 2011!

The Maccabees
Graham Coxon
Newton Faulkner
The Bees
The Cuban Brothers
Wilko Johnson
John Cooper Clarke
Little Comets
CW Stoneking
Liam Bailey
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Mama Rosin
Raghu Dixit
Skinny Lister
The Black Atlantic
Dizraeli & The Small Gods
Various Cruelties

With many more left to be announced!

Early Bird Tickets Still Available

Mon, 07 Mar 2011
Announcment Clues

Beginning last Friday we put a series of clues on artists that will be announced tomorrow for Summer Sundae 2011. Across Twitter, Facebook and our Forum, four of the five clues have been guessed correctly! Clue 2 remains unsolved!

  • Clue #1: 'R&B man from under the sea'
    Hint: '‎...think 1970's UK Rhythm and Blues!'
  • Clue #2: 'Two bands to be announced, one is half of the other?'
  • Clue #3: 'Make fire with master'
    Hint: 'There's a lot of Folk in this band'
  • Clue #4: 'A former leader of deities'
  • Clue #5: 'TBA from NL'
    Hint: They are from Groningen, NL

Reckon you know the solution to Clue 2? Let us know over on our official Twitter, Facebook and our Forum.

Thu, 03 Mar 2011
Summer Sundae at Bergenfest

In addtion to the Camden Crawl we will have the following fantastic acts playing across 3 performance spaces at Bergenfest, our Norwegian twin, on the 29th April:

John Grant

The Duke & The King

Nouvelle Vague

Handsome Family

Alela Diane

Devon Sproule


Dry The River

Find out more about the festival on the official Bergenfest website and have a look at the Association of Independent Festivals!

Thu, 03 Mar 2011
Summer Sundae Stage at The Camden Crawl

The Summer Sundae Weekender will be curating a stage on the Roundhouse Patio on both the Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Crawl: (Running order TBC)

Saturday 30th April (12pm - 6pm)

Dog Is Dead

Marques T'Oliver

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Lulu & The Lampshades

Delta Maid

Sunday 1st May (12pm - 6pm)

Peggy Sue

Dry The River


Beth Jeans Houghton

Young Dreams

For tickets and more information check out The Camden Crawl website!

Tue, 01 Mar 2011
Trader Applications Now Closed

The applications for trading at Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 have now closed and we are unable to consider any further applicants.

Thanks to all those who applied, successful traders will be notified by 1st April 2011.

If you missed your chance to apply this time around, keep an eye on the site early next year when applications will open again!

Mon, 31 Jan 2011
Trader Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications for traders at Summer Sundae Weekender 2011. The application form is available to download via our Trader Information page.

Please read the terms and conditions carefully before applying and please note that applications received after 28th February 2011 can not be considered.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Fri, 28 Jan 2011
Can You Spot Yourself in the Crowd?

Are you longing for the summer? If you follow the Summer Sundae page on Facebook you can now take a look through our album of crowd shots from Summer Sundae 2010, reminisce and spot yourself having the time of your life. If you see yourself or your mates in any of the photos then why not get tagging and start looking forward to Summer Sundae Weekender 2011. It'll be here before you know it!

Mon, 24 Jan 2011
We're Heading to Camden

We're delighted to announce that this year Summer Sundae will be heading down to London for the Gaymers Cider Camden Crawl, where we'll be hosting a stage for the afternoon fringe. On Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May Summer Sundae will host a very special event showcasing some of the finest acts in the intimate surrounds of The Roundhouse's outdoor terrace. Line-up details will be announced in March.

Thu, 13 Jan 2011
Trader Applications

Applications for trading at this year's festival are not yet open - we're sorry for the delay in this year's form.

Please bear with us while we iron out a few details. We hope to have it ready for download from this site by Tuesday 1 February.

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter and sign up to our email updates for all the latest announcements.

Sun, 02 Jan 2011
Tickets on Sale Now

Early bird tickets for Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 are on sale now - saving £10 on the full price tickets.

Early bird tickets cost £105 and are the best way we can think of to beat the winter blues.

Last year's festival was a sell-out and our biggest and best yet, with more than 6,000 people enjoying the act of the summer, Mumford and Sons. Next year we're planning even more, so get in early and buy your tickets now for the best weekend of the summer - from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 August.

Family tickets - for two adults and two children - are available at £275, saving £20, and tickets for children aged five to 15 cost £40, with no charge for children under five.

Camping on the main Victoria Park campsite costs £9 per person and £4.50 for children, and quiet and family camping on the Regent College site costs £12 for adults and £6 for children. If you want to bring a camper van, tickets cost £35.

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