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* UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 3.00 PM WEDNESDAY 14th MARCH 2012 *

SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER 2012!

DE MONTFORT HALL AND GARDENS
17th 18th 19th AUGUST 2012
Presented by Coda and DMH
NEXT WAVE OF ACTS ANNOUNCED:

OCEAN COLOUR SCENE / DEATH IN VEGAS/ ADAM ANT & THE GOOD THE BAD & THE LOVELY POSSE/ BILLY BRAGG CELEBRATES WOODY GUTHRIE’S 100th BIRTHDAY/ THE KING BLUES/ JACK BEATS/ DJANGO DJANGO/ FRIENDS/ SWAY/ UNCLE FRANK/ DATAROCK/ AKALA/ HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE/ LUCY ROSE/ THE TWILIGHT SAD/ OLUGBENGA (METRONOMY DJ)/ MAYBESHEWILL/ TIM EDEY AND BRENDAN POWER/ HEY SHOLAY/ CLEAN BANDIT

Summer Sundae Weekender are delighted to announce the second wave of artists on 2012’s line up, establishing the event once again an essential date in the summer music calendar.

Superstars Ocean Colour Scene’s story should already be the stuff of legends; a rip-roaring rock’n’folk odyssey set to a backdrop of 23 years of UK pop culture at its very best. The band have notched up nine albums, three of which went to top 5 as well as nine successive top 20 singles. They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows and this summer they are coming to Summer Sundae Weekender for a Summer Midlands exclusive. Richard Fearless aka Death in Vegas has cut some of the most unusual records to hit the UK dance scene. Fusing electro, dub, rock, psychedelia, minimal techno, soul and solid-gone experimentation Death in Vegas has grown to represent a thrillingly of-the-moment sound that is spacious and otherworldly. Once part of perhaps the most notorious pop phenomena of the 1980s the iconic Adam Ant is back with his new band; The Good, the Bad & the Lovely Posse. Singer songwriter Billy Bragg will play a special set to celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary folk legend Woody Guthrie. The King Blues combine the crackle of the best punk rock with the swing and glide of the best pop music. Theirs is the sound of a group who WILL save the world and who WILL get the girl. The American musician was born on 14th July 1912 and has been cited as a major influence of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Joe Strummer to name but a few. Friends, Brooklyn’s freshest girl-fronted pop group have taken the UK by storm in 2012 with the release of their catchy, sassy debut double A side I’m His Girl/ My Boo. Derek Safo aka Sway has set the bar for clever and authentic hip-hop, racking up MOBO and Beta prizes as well as a Mercury nomination with his debut album This Is My Demo. Local Leicester legend Uncle Frank, the spectacular alter ego of The Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Frank Benbini fronts an awesome live show where the Jungle Book meets Burt Bacharach and the Blockheads. Norwegian Grammy nominees DATAROCK with their mix of indie dance, new wave, pop, rock, punk & funk. MOBO award winning hip hop artist Akala is one of the most dynamic and literate talents in the UK. In 2009 he launched the infamous Hip Hop Shakespeare Company a theatre production enterprise whose performances merge a medley of songs inspired by scenes and themes from famous Shakespeare plays and sonnets. At the tender age of twenty-two Warwickshire songstress Lucy Rose has already won over critics with her heart-stoppingly poignant songs and sensational cracked porcelain voice. With their free wheeling approach to live performance Tim Edey and Brendan Power present a powerful blend of passion and virtuosity that is infectious.

Summer Sundae Weekender 2012 are also thrilled to announce the first members of this years Drowned in Sound stage line up : With the release earlier this year of their critically lauded eponymous debut album four-piece Django Django have emerged to become one of the hottest bands around. Scottish Indie-rock band The Twilight Sad have also drawn widespread critical acclaim for their sound driven by dense sonic walls of shoe-gazing guitar and lead singer James Graham’s thick accented vocals. Leicester locals Maybeshewill are an instrumental band whose music is characterized by the use of programmed and sampled electronic elements alongside guitars, bass and drums. Hey Sholay are a five-piece group of musicians hailing from Sheffield and Leeds and hotly tipped to become one of the finest new bands in the U.K. Clean Bandit work as a collective with an instrumental core of string quartet, keys, electro-acoustic drums and various vocalists. For their “Soundsystem” shows, they call upon their network of performers to expand upon the usual DJ set up.

Finally Summer Sundae Weekender are excited to announce part of their late night entertainment, which will be presented in association with dbe and Superfly. Along with Superfly’s finest residents the line up will include championed electro DJ duo Jack Beats and sets from Metronomy’s Olugbenga, plus DJ/ Producer Pasquale and dbe resident and Bass maestro Jake Twell.

2012 Line- up so far:

ADAM ANT & THE GOOD THE BAD & THE LOVELY POSSE/ AKALA/ ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION/ BILLY BRAGG CELEBRATES WOODY GUTHRIE’S 100th BIRTHDAY/ CASHIER NO 9/ CLEAN BANDIT/ DAN MANGAN/ DATAROCK/ DEATH IN VEGAS/ DJANGO DJANGO/ FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS/ FRIENDS/ GOODNIGHT LENIN/ GRACE PETRIE/ HEY SHOLAY/ HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE/ JACK BEATS/ JONATHAN RICHMAN/ JUAN ZELADA/ KATY B/ LAZY LESTER AND FRIENDS/ LUCY ROSE/ MAYBESHEWILL/ OCEAN COLOUR SCENE/ OLUGBENGA (METRONOMY DJ)/ PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED/ RACHEL SERMANNI/ REVEREND AND THE MAKERS/ SWAY/ THE KING BLUES/ THE MAGIC TOMBOLINOS/ TIM EDEY AND BRENDAN POWER/ tUnE-yArDs/ TWILIGHT SAD/ UNCLE FRANK/ WILLY MASON/ Y NIWL
TICKETS: 2012 Early Bird Tickets are running out fast and the sale will end on Monday 19th March. After this time, tickets will be on sale at full prices. But you’ll be happy to hear that these full prices will still be pegged to what they were in 2010. For more ticketing information including live-in vehicle and camping tickets, please see our website www.summersundae.com/tickets Please note that due to planned building work at Regents College, all camping for Summer Sundae 2012 will be on Victoria Park. We will still have family and quit(er) areas at this campsite.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

FESTIVAL FIELDS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

Set in the heart of Leicester only 10 minutes’ walk from the city’s train station, Summer Sundae Weekender provides the full festival experience with a lot less hassle. With 5 stages of music and entertainment, camping fields, children’s activities, wonderful hand-picked food and drink, bars indoors and out, plus a guaranteed serving of our special festival magic throughout the beautiful Victoria Park, this is a festival not to be missed.

Renowned for its ever-eclectic line-up of musicians old and new, and having previously played host to Bon Iver, The Maccabees, Mumford & Sons, Amy Winehouse, Belle & Sebastian, Elbow, Toots & The Maytals, Patti Smith and Tinchy Stryder among countless others, Summer Sundae 2012 is sure to be another stellar year to catch established favourites alongside up and coming discoveries.

As well as musical offerings, there is always a multitude of other delights to entice visitors of all ages. The weekend of the 17th – 19th of August will undoubtedly emerge as the finest weekend of the summer!

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