Summer Sundae Weekender Preview.

The tenth edition of Leicester’s Summer Sundae Festival over the course of three days will be under way at the end of the week. The team at Summer Sundae have shown a high level of commitment over the years, towards the growth of the festival. Evolving from just a one day festival with two stages and just fourteen acts, to becoming one of the most attractive festivals to families across the UK, featuring three stages and well over 100 acts. Besides music, the festival has something for everyone, whether it’s the garden chill out area, silent disco, or even the kid’s area, there’s always something to keep yourself well amused.

This year’s line up is more exciting than the latter, highlights including: Mumford & Sons, The Go Team, Stornoway, Tinchy Stryder, The Fall, Roots Manuva and many, many more.

Here’s our top tips for the weekend ahead:


Lissie’s powerful voice has become a favourite of many this year, standing out amongst a crowd of solo females. With some great tracks and a fantastic Kid Cudi cover in her repertoire, she’s sure to entertain.

Erland & The Carnival offer a very traditional folk feel, with some strong songs that boast deep-rooted influences, as opposed to the new wave of poppy folk that commands the radio these days.

Ditty duo Slow Club also have a folk influence, making twee indie tracks with a pop accessibility that has gained them wide praise both live and on record.


Caribou are sure to bring a chilled out dance vibe to the festival. After a brilliant reception to his album Swim, released earlier this year, Dan Snaith and his laptop should expect a good turnout.

Nottingham locals Dog Is Dead are certainly ones to keep an eye on at the festival; with the help of a saxophone they make great indie songs that carry an interesting level of individuality.

With a fantastic debut album released earlier this year, Stornoway are another folky band making headway into the mainstream, and should put on a great show, even if strangely placed just one act away from Tinchy Stryder.


No introduction needed for this band. Mumford & Sons’ energetic live shows simply compliment the music which has brought them so much success this year. Nominated for the Mercury Prize, Marcus and co will be playing material from their hit album Sigh No More and possibly sampling newer material of the forthcoming EP.

Strangely enough, The Futureheads are possibly eligible to play a ‘hits’ set now. Four albums strapped to their back catalogue they will surely be bringing an air of experience with their live show as they’re set to headline the Indoor Stage on Sunday.

The Underrated Johnny Flynn will take to the stage with his band The Sussex Wit, and captivate the audience with his majestic song writing skills. Johnny’s mass of talent is enough to hold the attention of any audience member. There’s no doubt he’s one to watch.

Frightened Rabbit will generate a worthy atmosphere and a very tight set when they showcase songs from all three of their albums.

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