With exactly three weeks to go until the campsite gates open for Summer Sundae Weekender 2012 we're getting excited and what with the glorious weather getting everyone in the mood, we're sure you'll want to start planning your weekend as soon as possible. To help you plan your festival we've just released this year's stage times. Simply visit each artist's profile on the line up page to find out what time they are playing, on which stage and on which day.
We're excited to announce that we're topping off the already stellar Summer Sundae 2012 line up with three final additions to the bill…
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.
We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with itslearning to provide a fantastic free Music Delta app to all schools in the Leicestershire region!
Music Delta is a brand new web-based learning experience that enables students to use technology to experience, explore, create, share and save music.
Datarock, who are also performing at this year's Summer Sundae, provided the music for the app! This is a great opportunity for students attending the festival to see the band live after having interacted with their music at school.
Click here to get more information about the app, how to access the VLE and to see Datarock performing at our twin festival, Bergenfest, demonstrating the features of this innovative app!
We're very excited to be venturing further into the night at this year's Summer Sundae, with the 'Crocodile's Lagoon' indoors at De Montfort Hall staying open until 1am on Friday and Saturday, and after midnight on Sunday this year.
And keeping you moving during these times we've got an amazing line-up of DJs and live acts.
On Friday you will be in very safe hands with our new local friends Superfly and DBE presenting the brilliant duo Jack Beats alongside Metronomy's own Olugbenga, plus Jake Twell and Superfly Residents.
And on Saturday we are very happy to announce in line with our Safari theme the brilliant Kigu Crew will be hosting a special Pop-Up Rave-Up indoors at the Lagoon, with the finest DJs, Kigu giveaways and other surprises in store! All our welcome and fancy dress encouraged!
And of course not to forget Sunday which will see the return of festival favourites Drowned in Sound with a stellar line-up including Stay+ and Gold Panda finishing the night.
And that's not even the half of it! Hope to see you there…
For those of you with an LE postcode, you have just 3 days to get your discounted tickets, making an adult weekend ticket only £95! The offer ends at midnight on Saturday 30th June so if you've got an LE postcode, don't delay. See our ticketing page for more.
Click here to view our brand new Safari themed site map for Summer Sundae 2012! Check out our new two stage venue Into The Wild and The Watering Hole and see what's happening where on site this year!
We're very excited to announce the fifth wave of acts for this year's Summer Sundae bill:
MICACHU AND THE SHAPES / MAN LIKE ME / JAPANDROIDS / BETH ROWLEY / THE STAVES / BASTILLE / HER NAME IS CALLA / CHARLEE DREW / VOWS / COWBOY / BELLAWAVE
Plus joining us this year for the Acoustic Cafe on the Watering Hole Stage are:
SIOBHAN MAZZEI / PRASH GOR / THE SIMPLETONES / THE SKUNK-BOY PROJECT
Check out the full day by day line-up here now!
We're excited to announce more of the arts & entertainments at this year's festival, which all center around our wild and wonderful Safari theme.
THE LAUGHING HYENA LATE NIGHT COMEDY & CABARET SHOW
COMPERED ON BOTH NIGHTS BY JIMMY MCGHIE
RICH FULCHER / TOBY / CARLY SMALLMAN
DAVID MORGAN / JOEY PAGE / JOE BOR
& CABARET FROM:
RICHARD GARAGHTY / GORONWY THOM / JON HICKS
Plus other arts & entertainments across the festival including:
FROM DUSK 2 DAWN SECRET SAFARI • THE POETRY BROTHEL • THE SUMMER SUNDAE FESTIVAL CHOIR • STORYTELLER RACHEL ROSE REID • POET TALIA RANDALL • THEATRE FROM GALLI GALLI • TWYCROSS ZOO CONSERVATION STATION • CATH KIDSTON TOUR VAN • CBBC DEADLY ART SAND SCULPTURE AND WORKSHOPS • THE ANIMAL OLYMPICS • JUNGLE FEVER TENT • GORILLA KNITTING • PEDESTRIAN GALLERY • INTERACT GALLERY • FROM DUSK 2 DAWN JAZZ ART CAR • LIVE SAFARI PHOTO SHOOT • FACE PAINTING • KIDZONE CURATED BY SPARK CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL • AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
See our arts & entertainments line-up page for more info.
Summer Sundae Day Tickets will be on sale tomorrow from 9am.
As with our Weekend Tickets, we are pegging these back to 2010 prices, with an Adult Friday ticket costing £35, and Adult tickets for Saturday and Sunday at £45 each.
Plus this year there are discounts for Young Persons (14-17) with Friday costing £25, and Saturday and Sunday £30 each.
Also as usual we have discounted Child Tickets (5-13), this year at £12 for the Friday and £15 for the Saturday or Sunday.
Full details and tickets will be available on our ticketing page.
So be ready tomorrow at 9am as these day tickets are limited in availability and will sell fast!
More musical acts, plus arts and entertainments will be announced soon, but for now, we're happy to publish the day by day line-ups as they stand. Head over to our line-up page to have a look.
We are happy to confirm that day by day line ups for this year's festival will be released on 1st May with day tickets also available for purchase from this date.
As a sneak preview for those who can't wait until next week, we're excited to reveal that the Last FM line up for Friday 17th in our brand new venue with two stages, Into The Wild and The Watering Hole, is as follows:
SWAY/ WILLY MASON/ FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS/ DAN MANGAN/ BOWERBIRDS/ Y NIWL/ GOODNIGHT LENIN/ CLEAN BANDIT/ TINY RUINS
Also joining this bill are the following fantastic regional acts:
ELIZABETH CORNISH/ KAPPA GAMMA/ WALTER BOTTLE
Keep your eyes peeled for announcements next week. We'll also be revealing the rest of our brilliant arts and entertainment line-up including comedy and cabaret acts!