Never a festival to be missed, Summer Sundae has announced the final acts to join the likes of The Twilight Sad, Public Image Limited, Billy Bragg, Tune Yards, Her Name is Calla and Death in Vegas at the Annual Weekender on 17th , 18th and 19th August
Talented singer songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Ed Harcourt will be joining the Drowned In Sound bill on Sunday 19th August and all girl four piece Savages will be entertaining crowds in De Montfort Hall’s Crocodile’s Lagoon with their exciting, indestructible sound on Saturday 18th August.
Dark Dark Horse will also be kicking off the festival on Friday 17th August after being announced by the BBC’s Dean Jackson on his radio show ‘The Beat’ as winners of a local competition to open the Main Stage at this year’s Summer Sundae Weekender.
Summer Sundae Weekender is a festival of 7,000 people set in Leicester’s De Montfort Hall and Gardens from 17th – 19th August 2012. Now in its twelfth year, the event has grown from a modest one – day affair headlined by Morcheeba and Lambchop into an award- winning three-day festival with camping. The event is often lauded for managing to keep the intimate, relaxed feel which launched its success. Having played host to Patti Smith, David Byrne, Amy Winehouse, Elbow, Belle and Sebastian, Mumford and Sons and Seasick Steve among countless others, Summer Sundae is also praised for having an varied line-up.
Held in the centre of Leicester, Summer Sundae is unique in bringing a green-field festival experience to an easily accessible urban location. Situated less than 10 minutes’ walk from the city’s train station, this also affords the festival excellent green credentials with over 50% of the audience arriving to the event by sustainable transport.
For an insight into one of the most eclectic of festivals see our review of Summer Sundae 2010