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The Outdoor Stage at Summer Sundae 2006
The Outdoor Stage

Summer Sundae 2007!

By Becca Bryers, BBC Leicester
Summer is finally here and whilst basking in the sunshine the thought of this years Summer Sundae Weekender is already creating a buzz at BBC Leicester. We bring you the low down...

Summer Sundae 2007!
Description:Five stages, three days, two campsites, many exciting artists!
Start Date:10/08/2007
End Date:12/08/2007
Prices:adult £85, under 16's £20 (£5 for camping, per tent)
child under 5's go free!
concession Disabled attenders are offered a 2 for 1 ticket offer.
Telephone Number:0116 233 3111
Event website
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Genres:Kids & Family, Live Music, Outdoors & Attractions, Performing Arts
Venue Name:De Montfort Hall and Gardens
Venue Town:Leicester

It seems to be earlier and earlier every year that an excited anticipation of Leicester's biggest festival grips us here at BBC Leicester.

This year Summer Sundae will be running from Friday 10 August to Sunday 12 August, providing three packed days of awesome tunes and happy vibes in De Montfort Hall and gardens.

The Lowdown

For those not in the know, the annual festival hosts an eclectic mix of exciting musicians over five stages - The Outdoor Stage, The Indoor Stage, The Musicians Stage and The Rising Stage, eFestivals Cabaret Tent, which showcases the best up and coming regional acts.

James Morrison onstage at Summer Sundae
2006: James Morrison

As well as all this musical splendour, the eFestivals Cabaret Tent will be staging a selection of la crème de la crème of national and local comedic talent.

There is a choice of two campsites in very close walking distance of the stages, but also in relatively close proximity to the city centre (so you can always taste some of Leicester's finest cuisine if you don't fancy beans every night!)

The friendly festival is increasingly growing in popularity with huge fans in both the dedicated campers and the critics, having won several awards in the last few years.

For the many of those who won't be lucky enough to get one of the gold-dust-like Glastonbury tickets this year, Summer Sundae can provide a relaxing alternative – generally offering a little less mud and minus a half hour trip just to get between stages/campsites/toilets.

The Music

The event has become unanimous with seeking out the-next-big-thing – with last years line up including Guillemots, James Morrison, Larrikin Love and Jamie T.

There are some very healthy rumours flying about on various internet messageboards about who we'll be seeing this year, but here's what the official line-up announcements have revealed so far...

Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers
  • The Magic Numbers
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Spiritualized Acoustic Mainlines
  • Echo and The Bunnymen
  • Martha Wainwright
  • !!!
  • The Rumblestrips
  • Duke Special
  • Gruff Rhys
  • The Hold Steady
  • John Cooper Clarke
  • DJ Yoda
  • The Aliens
  • Spoon
  • Vetiver
  • Malcolm Middleton
  • Micah P. Hinson
  • Two Gallants
  • Kitty Daisy and Lewis
  • Kate Nash
  • Seasick Steve
  • The Displacements
  • Tiny Dancers
  • The Whip
  • Cud
  • The Broken Family Band
  • Ben Taylor
  • Findlay Brown
  • Richmond Fontaine
  • Simple Kid
  • Soweto Kinch
  • Alberta Cross
  • Palladium
  • Jeremy Warmsley
  • Remi Nichols
  • Wild Beasts
  • Indigo Moss
  • zZz
  • The Concretes
  • Polytechnic
  • Candie Payne
  • Stephanie Dosen
  • Nuru Kane
  • Fujiya & Miyagi
  • The Strange Death of Liberal England

Weekend tickets are £85, with optional camping at £5 per tent. Tickets for children under 16 are £20. Children under 5 go free! Children must be accompanied by an adult. More information is available on the Summer Sundae website.

last updated: 14/06/07
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