New acts for Summer Sundae Weekender 2012

Ocean Colour Scene, Death In Vegas, more off to Leicester

Photographer:Shirlaine Forrest

Chris Eustace - 14 March 2012

Adam Ant and his new band The Good, The Bad and The Lovely Posse will also play, while Billy Bragg will play a special set to mark folk legend Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday.

The King Blues, Friends, Sway, Lucy Rose, Datarock, Tim Edey and Brendan Power, Uncle Frank and Clean Bandit are all confirmed, and rapper Akala will perform, with his Hip Hop Shakespeare company, who perform medleys of songs inspired by scenes and themes from famous Shakespeare plays and sonnets, also new to the Summer Sundae Weekender line-up.

The first names for the Drowned In Sound stage have also been revealed, with Django Django, The Twilight Sad, Maybeshewill and Hey Sholay set to play.

Late night entertainment will be presented in association with dbe and Superfly. Along with Superfly residents, there will sets from electro DJ duo Jack Beats and Metronomy’s Olugbenga, plus Pasquale and Jake Twell.

Summer Sundae Weekender 2012 takes place at De Montfort Hall and Gardens, Leicester from 17-19 August.

As previously reported, Public Image Limited, Katy B, Tune-Yards, Jonathan Richman, Asian Dub Foundation, Willy Mason and Reverend and the Makers will all play the festival this year, with more still to be announced.

Click here for the Summer Sundae Weekender line-up.

A limited number of Summer Sundae Weekender early bird tickets are currently on sale, with the offer expiring this Monday (19 March), which ticket prices will rise.

A Summer Sundae Weekender young Persons ticket for 14-17 year olds has also been introduced for 2012.

Summer Sundae Weekender tickets are priced as:

Early Bird Adult Weekend - £95.00 (£105.00 from Monday)
Early Bird Young Persons (14-17) Weekend - £60.00 (£70.00 from Monday)
Early Bird  Child (5 -13) Weekend - £30.00 (£35.00 from Monday)
Child 0-4 Years Weekend - FREE

Click here for Summer Sundae Weekender tickets.


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