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Summer Sundae line-up
Supergrass, Simian Mobile Disco & Lightspeed Champion27 Feb 08 - The Summer Sundae Weekender line-up has been announced.
Supergrass, Roisin Murphy, Lightspeed Champion, Tom Baxter are amongst the first acts confirmed to be performing at the event which will happen at De Montfort Hall and Gardens in Leicester on the 8, 9, 10 August.
Other acts include King Creosote, of Montreal, Nina Nastasia, anti-folk singer Jeffrey Lewis, Rachel Unthank, ‘old rave’ outfit Whitest Boy Alive, Cambodian pop group Dengue Fever, The Coral doing an acoustic set and Simian Mobile Disco playing a full live set.
Gaz from Supergrass had this to say about the band's new sound: "We just love the record that we have just made and the whole process was a very live thing. It's what the producer wanted to really see from the record.
"The whole live thing , that’s what we can’t wait to do....go and play these songs and make our way around the world"
Lightspeed Champion thinks he will be bringing quite a mixed crowd to the Summer Sundae Weekender Festival, judging by the people who showed up to his recent UK tour.
"It’s weird, there’s a lot of older men nowadays, which is pretty cool.
"It’s been quite mixed actually – it’s good. I’ m glad there's lots of different people. Literally whoever likes it , I’m kind of happy with."
Summer Sundae Weekender started in 2001 as a one day, two stage event but has rapidly grown into a three-day national, multi award-winning festival with a reputation for championing new talent.
BBC 6 Music
BBC 6 Music will once again this year broadcast live from the event with artist performances, interviews and coverage throughout the weekend.
A Taste of Summer Sundae – the official Summer Sundae Weekender launch gig - will be taking place at the Firebug in Leicester on Saturday 1 March.
The line up for that features performances from Envy and Other Sins, Kyte, Johnny Foreigner and Tired Irie.
Tickets are available now. For more information click here
To check out last year's Summer Sundae mini-site where you can see pictures, video sessions and presenter video diaries click here