Summer Sundae Weekender 2012

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2012
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU, England MAP
£105, youth (14-17) £70, child (5-13) £35, u5s free + camping
last updated: Thu 19th Jul 2012

Maniere des Bohemiens (crowd)

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. The dates for the eleventh Summer Sundae Weekender held at De Montfort Hall, Leicester are confirmed as Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2012.

around the festival site
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 Cabaret Tent.


The latest additions are Ed Harcourt, Savages, and Dark Dark Horse.

Adam Ant & The Good The Mad & The Lovely Posse, Akala, Asian Dub Foundation, Billy Bragg Celebrates Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday, The Black Seeds, Cashier No 9, Clean Bandit, Dan Mangan, Datarock, Death In Vegas, Django Django, Dog Is Dead, Francois And The Atlas Mountains, Friends, Ghostpoet, Gold Panda, Goodnight Lenin, Grace Petrie, Hey Sholay, Hip Hop Shakespeare, Jack Beats, Jonathan Richman, Juan Zelada, Katy B, Lazy Lester And Friends, Lewis Floyd Henry, Lianne La Havas, Lucy Rose, The Magic Tombolinos, Maybeshewill, Ocean Colour Scene, Olugbenga (Metronomy Dj), Patrick Wolf, Public Image Limited, Rachel Sermanni, Reverend And The Makers, Stay+, Sway, Team Me, Jake Bugg, and more. For the line-up details, stage and day splits, as available please click here.

The festival showcases emerging talent along with well known established acts, as well as bluegrass, folk, electronica, theatre, and entertainment all set over seven stages.


The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £105. A young person (14-17 years) ticket is priced at £70 for the weekend. A child (aged 5-13 years) ticket is priced at £35, and under 5s go for free.

Summer Sundae Day Tickets will be on sale tomorrow from 9am, at 2010 prices, which means an Adult Friday ticket is priced at £35, and Adult tickets for Saturday and Sunday are priced at £45 each. Plus this year there are discounts for Young Persons (aged 14-17 years) with Friday priced at £25, and Saturday and Sunday priced at £30 each. Child Tickets (aged 5-13 years) are priced at at £12 for the Friday and £15 for the Saturday or Sunday.

To buy tickets, click here.

Camping tickets

Camping tickets are per person, not per tent, an adult camping ticket is priced at £10, young person £7, a child camping ticket is free, and camper vans and caravans tickets are priced at £40 (maximum 5 people).

Local discount tickets

Summer Sundae Weekender also offer discounted Leicestershire Tickets for local customers. These tickets are available to those with a Leicestershire Postcode from now until the end of June.

Leicestershire Tickets are available at the De Montfort Hall Box Office, and Adult Weekend Leicestershire Tickets are also available at The Lansdowne Leicester, The Orange Tree Leicester, The O Bar Leicester, The Orange Tree Loughborough, 02 Academy Leicester, Rockaboom Leicester, Sheehans Leicester, and Intasound Leicester.

These outlets will require confirmation of a Leicestershire Postcode, plus an email address and phone number in order to secure the sale.

The Village

As usual there will be much more than music to keep you entertained this year at Summer Sundae Weekender. Although some site changes are expected to be announced the The Village is expected to return to provide a great selection of food and craft stalls, and the ever-popular Orange Tree Bars will be back with their Real Ale & Cocktail Bars.


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.


This year the festival will be embracing the spirit of adventure and transforming the festival site into a wild landscape as they take festival goers 'On Safari'.The Summer Sundae Safari theme extends to a new music venue complete with two stages - The Watering Hole and Into the Wild. For this year only, The Garden will be transformed into a Jungle, densely packed with a full of range of interactive delights and a Bandstand Stage with storytelling, poetry and theatre as well as musical performances. As usual there will also be plenty of activities for cheeky monkeys and their families in The Garden and also in The Kidzone. All are welcome in the Safari Park and fancy dress is most definitely encouraged.

Late night venue

Summer Sundae are venturing further into the night this year, with the 'Crocodile's Lagoon' indoors at De Montfort Hall staying open until 1am on Friday and Saturday, and after midnight on Sunday this year. And on Saturday in line with the Safari theme the Kigu Crew will be hosting a special Pop-Up Rave-Up indoors at the Lagoon, with DJs, Kigu giveaways and other surprises in store. All are welcome and fancy dress encouraged! On Sunday Drowned in Sound host a line-up including Stay+ and Gold Panda.

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.

Maniere des Bohemiens (crowd)

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2012
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU, England MAP
£105, youth (14-17) £70, child (5-13) £35, u5s free + camping
last updated: Thu 19th Jul 2012

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