exclusive: eFestivals Comedy Tent line-up for Summer Sundae

Brendan Burns, Rob Deering, Robin Ince, Andy Zaltzman, and more

published: Wed 10th Jun 2009

the eFestivals Cabaret Tent

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August 2009
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU, England MAP
£102 w/e, camping £7 per tent extra
last updated: Fri 7th Aug 2009

eFestivals can exclusively announce the first names for the Comedy Tent line-up at this August's Summer Sundae Weekender.

the eFestivals Cabaret Tent
The Comedy tent will feature headliners including Brendon Burns, Rob Deering, Robin Ince, and Andy Zaltzman.

The packed programme also includes emerging talent including Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show Winner Al Pitcher, the UK's only deaf comedian Steve Day, Dan Nightingale, Markus Birdman, Hal Cruttenden, and Martin Bigpig Mor.

Summer Sundae Director Richard Haswell commented, "Let's face it, some of today's bands can be a miserable lot at times, and people do sometimes want to get away from the music for a while and have a good laugh. The eFestivals cabaret tent fulfilled that brief brilliantly in 2006 and was one of the highlights of the festival. So we are delighted that it is back again this year with expanded opening hours and an even greater range of comic talent.

"We're equally pleased to be renewing our friendship with the lovely people at Leicester Comedy Festival and at efestivals.co.uk, programmers and sponsors respectively, without whom we'd have to spend longer contemplating the mysteries of the universe and less giggling childishly at a spectacularly immature double entendre..."

The eFestivals Comedy Tent is programmed by Leicester Comedy Festival, the UK's longest running comedy festival.

The music line-up includes headliners The Streets, The Charlatans, and The Zutons, and Bon Iver. Plus Baddies, Beardyman, Broken Records, Chairlift, Dan Black, Easy Star All Stars, Fanfarlo, First Aid Kit, Frank Turner, Future Of The Left, Hugh Cornwell, Idlewild, Imelda May, James Yuill, John Smith, Karima Francis, Micachu & The Shapes, Mystery Jets, Noisettes, Oi Va Voi, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Port O'brien, Saint Etienne, Teitur, The Kabeedies, The Qemists, The Yellow Moon Band, and more. Ashley beedle and Horace Andy have pulled out but have been replaced with The Beat. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Summer Sundae Weekender is a three day festival offering camping which happens from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August at De Montfort Hall, Leicester and offers more than 100 acts over six stages, along with comedy in the eFestivals Comedy Tent.

Weekend tickets are on sale priced at £102 for an adult ticket or £109 for an adult ticket with camping. An adult and child combination ticket is priced at £136, an adult and child with camping is priced at £143, and an adult with 2 Kids is priced at £170, with an additional £7 for camping.

A Friday adult day ticket is priced at £37, adult Saturday or Sunday day tickets are priced at £42. An adult + child ticket is priced at £49 (Fri) or £57 (Sat/Sun), there is also an Adult + 2 Children ticket which is priced at £61 for Friday or £72 for each of the other days.

To buy tickets, click here.

eFestivals has a commitment to support UK festivals with 10% of its turnover, and is delighted to support Summer Sundae Weekender by sponsoring the eFestivals Cabaret Tent for the fourth successive year.

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August 2009
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU, England MAP
£102 w/e, camping £7 per tent extra
last updated: Fri 7th Aug 2009


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