Summer Sundae Weekender 2010

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2010
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU, England MAP
£105 weeked - sold out, only £40 Friday, £45 Saturday available
last updated: Fri 20th Aug 2010

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A three day family friendly music festival with full camping facilities offering festival goers over 100 acts with an eclectic mix of live bands of all styles and genres over six stages, and high calibre comedy in the eFestivals Cabaret Tent. The dates for the tenth Summer Sundae Weekender held at De Montfort Hall, Leicester are confirmed as Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August.

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The event offers a civilised and relaxed atmosphere, an unwavering ethical standpoint, high production values, a quality range of foods from around the world, 20 cask ales and a mean line in cocktails (all reasonably priced) at four bars throughout the site, not to mention stalls, and high calibre comedy in the eFestivals Cabaret Tent.


The acts announced include headliners Seasick Steve, Tinchy Stryder, and Mumford & Sons, along with acts including Teenage Fanclub, Roots Manuva, Steve Mason, Diana Vickers, Caribou, Jose Gonzalez's Junip, The Futureheads, Los Campesinos!, Frightened Rabbit, Errors, The Low Anthem, Tunng, Turin Brakes, The Invisible, Fionn Regan, Liam Frost, The Go! Team, and many more. There are still a few more acts to be confirmed.

For the line-up details including day and stage splits please click here.

The festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary year showcases emerging talent along with well known established acts, as well as bluegrass, folk, electronica, theatre, and entertainment all set over six stages.


Weekend tickets have sold out, they were priced at £105 for one adult, to £275 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children), and a weekend disabled ticket (two for one) is priced at £52.50, and under 5s go for free. Only limited numbers of day tickets are still available. An adult day ticket is priced £40 for Friday, and £45 for Saturday, Sunday tickets have sold out. Child (aged 5 -15 years old) are priced £12 for Friday, and £15 for Saturday or Sunday.

Camping tickets

Camping tickets are per person, not per tent, an adult camping ticket is priced at £8.50, a child camping ticket is priced at £4.25, quiet or family camping £10 (Regents College), and child family camping £5 (Regents College), a camper vans and caravans ticket is priced at £30.

To buy tickets, click here.

Festival additions

Despite Leicester being one of the most landlocked places in Britain (approximately 90 miles to the nearest beaches at Skegness), the tranquil surrounds of De Montfort Hall's gardens will be transformed into the ultimate British seaside - with a real beach full of glorious, golden sand.This year 'The Garden' will be a family-friendly seaside-themed area with proper deckchairs, sandcastle building, Punch and Judy shows, knobbly knee competitions, giant games, seaside entertainers, knitting, face painting, and seaside-themed crafts.

Summer Sundae will also see the return of the Phrased and Confused spoken word tent, featuring a range of new collaborations, quizzes, and talks with sets.

Fringe festival

The fifth annual Summer Sundae Fringe Festival will take place around various venues in the city before the Summer Sundae Weekender begins. For information on the Fringe Festival, click here.


The main campsite will be in Victoria Park but for a quieter festival experience, head for the campsite in Regent College. The site will be divided into family and quiet camping, with everyone staying there being lovely and considerate to their neighbours. There will also be extra toilets and showers available, to make it the most comfy campsite, too.

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.

Green ethos

Summer Sundae Weekender has always been pro-active about environmental issues and redeems itself year on year. Last year all power was drawn directly from Leicester City Councils eco-tariff power supply - thereby offsetting some emissions. The festival also endeavours to turn off equipment whenever it's not in use. The festival recommends festival goers arrive by public transport, and recycle as much rubbish as they make.


Here is a short eFestivals film about 2009's Summer Sundae Weekender.

More info

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Summer Sundae.

More information will be here when available.

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2010
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU, England MAP
£105 weeked - sold out, only £40 Friday, £45 Saturday available
last updated: Fri 20th Aug 2010

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