Summer Sundae Weekender 2008

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August 2008
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England MAP
adult £95 w/e, camping £5 per tent extra
last updated: Wed 6th Aug 2008

The dates for 2008 are confirmed as Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August.

The Summer Sundae Weekender - into it's eighth year - is now established as a three day festival with full camping facilities. It features internationally known and cutting edge artists on stages both indoor and outdoor, by day the Bathysphere Stage is home to poetry with Phrased & Confused, and by night eclectic electronica. The festival also offers high calibre comedy in the eFestivals Comedy Tent.

The acts so far confirmed are headliners Supergrass, and The Coral – Acoustic Set, along with acts including Simian Mobile Disco (live), Macy Gray, Cold War Kids, Roisin Murphy, Whitest Boy Alive, Lightspeed Champion, Reverend And The Makers, Henry Rollins, José González, Joan As Police Woman, Howling Bells, Dodgy, Tom Baxter, King Creosote, Of Montreal, Nina Nastasia, Jeffrey Lewis, Rachel Unthank, Dengue Fever, The Count & Sinden, James Yorkston & The Athletes, Royworld, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

'Early bird' tickets have sold out, the full ticket prices are as follows:-
Day tickets are now available priced at £40 for Saturday and Sunday and £35 for Friday.
Adult £95
Adult with camping £100
Adult and one kid £124.50
Adult one kid and camping £129.50
Adult and 2 kids £154
Adult, 2 kids and camping £159
Campervans £25 - please telephone De Montfort Hall on 0116 2333111.

Summer Sundae Weekender is using a 'ticketless' system this year. Please ensure that you properly read all of the information on the page, so that you understand how it all works. To book tickets, click here.

The night before the festival six venues in Leicester City Centre offer early arrivals a Thursday night of music and comedy in the form of a Fringe Festival. The main camp site will be open and one wristband gives entry to them all, with open top buses to travel from party to party. The parties feature different live bands and will open for business from 7pm. Wristbands cost £3 from the DMH box office or The Firebug. Any profits from the night are to be donated direct to LOROS.

Getting There
By Car: De Montfort Hall is situated at the top of Regent Road on the edge of Victoria Park. Located just one mile south of Leicester’s city centre, the Hall is well signposted on the inner ring road. If using the M1 come off at Junction 21 and follow the signs for the outer ring road (Leicester South and East), turning left along the A50 or A6 when signposted. Parking is available on the edge of Victoria Park.
By Train: Leicester's train station is on the Intercity Midland Mainline, just over an hour from London. The station is on London Road (A6) and is only a 10 minute walk away from the Hall. To book tickets online click here.
By Bus: bus enquiries please call 0870 608 2608
By Bike: Throughout the weekend Sustrans staff will be on hand to provide information on local routes and giving away cyclometers to every attendee that arrives by bike. Ride Leicester – Mobile Bike Park’ will provide a fully monitored, secure place to leave your bike.
By car: If you have to go by car remember eFestivals has a car share scheme click here to find out more.

Last year saw all motorists given a lightbulb to offset the carbon emissions accrued in travelling to the site. Over 500 tons (more than the festival produced) were offset thus making last years event 100% Carbon neutral. In 2008 even more bulbs will be available.

There will be a complete recycling programme in operations as well as Biodegradables – Almost everything used within the Summer Sundae site will be biodegradable at this year event from compostable pint glasses, plates and cutlery to the cooking oils used by food vendors. Pouches are to be given to festival goers to deposit their Cigarette ends in.

Summer Sundae also monitors all its stalls, suppliers and vendors closely to guarantee food, services and goods are ethically produced.

Summer Sundae 2007

More information will be here when available.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August 2008
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England MAP
adult £95 w/e, camping £5 per tent extra
last updated: Wed 6th Aug 2008


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