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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"
    NME.com

  • "One of Britain's Premier Music Events"
    Clash

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

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

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

SUMMER SUNDAE WILL NOT BE RETURNING IN 2014

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Thu, 05 Sep 2013
SUMMER SUNDAE WILL NOT BE RETURNING IN 2014

We are sorry to announce that Leicester's Summer Sundae Weekender will not be returning in 2014.

Having taken a hiatus for 2013, we have worked hard on a number of different options to try and make the festival viable moving forward. Sadly we have found that running a city-centre event of this size with such an array of entertainment and professional production standards is just not possible in the current economic climate. More »

Summer Sundae has always been subsidised, even in very successful years (namely 2006 and 2010). In recent years Concert Clinic has underwritten cumulative financial losses, and unfortunately a point has been reached where the festival is no longer financially viable for either party.

We are very proud of what we have achieved over the years, from a one day event in 2001 through to the 5 stage, 6000 capacity event with camping and all forms of entertainment, Summer Sundae has provided opportunities for 100s of artists from the region as well as internationally known names, and has left us with some brilliant memories.

Thank you to all those that have supported the festival and attended the event over its 12 year history, we couldn't have come this far without you. » Less

Wed, 19 Dec 2012
SUMMER SUNDAE TO TAKE A YEAR OFF IN 2013. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2014!

After much consideration we have decided it's best for Summer Sundae Weekender to take a year off and as such there will be no Summer Sundae at De Montfort Hall in 2013.

We have taken this decision against the backdrop of a very difficult year for festivals in 2012. The Olympics, the recession and the weather have created a perfect storm leaving many independent festivals struggling to survive. More »

We feel it's a good idea to take the next year to look at different models and fresh ideas to bring the festival back for 2014 and beyond.

Meanwhile we wish De Montfort Hall a Happy 100th Birthday for 2013, and understand that they will be celebrating this in style next year. We hope to see you all again in 2014. » Less

Mon, 29 Oct 2012
Summer Sundae Merchandise on sale now!

Reminiscing about the Summer as the nights draw in?

Why not indulge in some Summer Sundae merchandise to remind you of sunnier times!

We have a limited amount of men's, women's and children's stock from 2012 and 2011 for sale via our website here at discounted prices.

Plus, postage and packaging is free to any UK address. Click here to get it while you can…

Thu, 23 Aug 2012
PHOTO'S ON FACEBOOK AND FLICKR

More photos from last weekend have been added to our flickr and Facebook

there are some great shots, follow the links to have a look!