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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 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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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!

Tue, 21 Aug 2012
Thank you! From Summer Sundae Weekender 2012
Thank you! From Summer Sundae Weekender 2012

Thank you all who came to Summer Sundae 2012 and made it such a special weekend. We are currently posting pics on facebook and flickr!

Sat, 18 Aug 2012
GET YOUR SAFARI ON!
GET YOUR SAFARI ON!

Get down to the Safari Photo shoot and get your safari on!

Sat, 18 Aug 2012
KATY B AT SSW12
KATY B AT SSW12

London lady Katy B showed us just how talented she is last night on main stage, great crowd and great performance!

Mon, 13 Aug 2012
FOOD AND DRINK

We've had a handful of people asking if they can bring their own drinks in. In short the answer is "yes, you can".

As our Terms and Conditions state: Ticket holders are permitted to bring food and drink including alcohol onto site, provided it is for personal consumption only.

No glass please. And also remember we'll have Orange Tree Bars back again this year serving their mouth watering selection of beer, real ale and cocktails. We think you'll find them hard to resist!

Fri, 10 Aug 2012
One Week To Go!
One Week To Go!

De Montfort Hall and Victoria Park looking very lovely on this sunny morning. Fence and mainstage will be going up soon, then we just need you and other animals to get the Summer Sundae Safari party started!

Thu, 09 Aug 2012
Ale/Cider Menu For Summer Sundae!

The Sun is shining and what would go down better than a bubbling pint of cider? Check out Summer Sundae's real ale & cider menu courtesy of our friends at Orange Tree. We can't wait to get our hands on one of these at Summer Sundae!

CASTLE ROCK BREWERY – NOTTINGHAM

1. Harvest Pale - Champion Beer of Britain 2010. A blonde beer with a distinct hop flavour and a crisp finish 3.8%

£3.30 / £1.70

2. Egret - Strong pale pilsner style cask ale. Soft hop and a subtle dry finish 4.9%

£3.30 / £1.70

GREENE KING BREWERY – BURY St EDMUNDS

3. Herok & Howell's Festival Ale - Toast the festival spirit with this refreshing Pale Ale 3.8% £3.30 / £1.70

4. Old Speckled Hen - Quintessential English beer with a rich smooth taste 4.5% £3.30 / £1.70

NUTBROOK BREWERY – DERBYSHIRE

5. Same Again - Pale golden ale with a hint of elderflower and pomegranate 4.5%

£3.30 / £1.70

6. Responsibly – A light bronze, crisp beer with a fruity flavour 4.4% £3.30 / £1.70

ABBEYDALE BREWERY – SHEFFIELD

7. Moonshine – A beautifully balanced pale straw-coloured premium bitter with a distinctive floral aroma 4.7%

£3.30 / £1.70

8. Deception – A pale beer with aromas of elderflower and grapes. Very refreshing and packed full of flavour 4.1% £3.30 / £1.70

LANGTONS BREWERY – LEICESTERSHIRE

9. Inclined Plane – A straw coloured bitter with a citrus nose and long hoppy finish 4.2%

£3.30 / £1.70

10. Welland Warrior – An amber coloured full flavoured bitter, with a floral spicy aroma 4.3%

£3.30 / £1.70

WESTGATE BREWERY – SUFFOLK

11. Olde Trip - A rich toffee flavoured beer bursting with fruity character, balanced with a clean bitter finish 4.3%

£3.30 / £1.70

12. St Edmunds - A fresh golden beer with a citrus finish, brewed using pale malt & cascade hops 4.2%

£3.30 / £1.70

ROBINSONS BREWERY - CHESHIRE

13. Dizzy Blonde - A light refreshing beer with clean zesty hop dominated palate, and a crisp dry finish 3.8%

£3.30 / £1.70

14. Unicorn – A magnificent pale thirst quenching ale, with superb mouth feel of rich malt and golding hops 4.2%

£3.30 / £1.70

ST AUSTELL BREWERY – CORNWALL

15. Tribute - A magnificent pale amber coloured bitter, with a rich aroma of biscuity malt and citrus fruit 4.3%

£3.30 / £1.70

16. Proper Job - A powerfully hopped golden bitter that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours 4.5%

£3.30 / £1.70

OSSETT BREWERY – WEST YORKSHIRE

17. Silver King – This lager coloured beer has a crisp, dry flavour and a fruity, citrus aroma 4.3%

£3.30 / £1.70

18. Hop Monster – A strong, heavily hopped and robust IPA 5.0%

£3.30 / £1.70

HOP BACK BREWERY – WILTSHIRE

19. Taiphoon – A fantastic pale gold beer with hints of lemongrass and coriander 4.2%

£3.30 / £1.70

20. Summer Lightning – The original summer ale. Straw coloured beer with a fresh hoppy aroma 5.0%

£3.30 / £1.70

WESTONS – HEREFORDSHIRE

21. Herefordshire Country Perry – Still perry made from locally grown pears 4.5%

£3.50 / £1.80

22. Traditional Scrumpy – Hearty and wholesome medium dry cloudy cider 6.0%

£3.50 / £1.80

23. Old Rosie Scrumpy – A truly old fashioned full flavoured cider 7.3%

£3.80 / £1.90

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