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Summer Sundae Weekender

De Montfort Hall, Leicester
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The festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary of the Summer Sundae Weekender returning to Leicester, providing festival goers over 100 acts of live bands, comedy, spoken word and theatre across six stages. Showcasing emerging and established talent, all genres of music are covered such as bluegrass, folk and electronica. This three day family friendly event, also sees a new 'British seaside' themed area added, with its very own sandy beach, Punch & Judy shows, face-painting, crafts, sandcastle building and seaside entertainers.

Headliners

Gadjo

Gadjo appearing at this event

They came from furthest Gadjistan and choose Barcelona as the place where they would open their suitcases and air their instruments. Seven musicians bound by their Gadjistani culture, a rich and festive culture with bewitching rhythms and funny dances, exuberant, theatrical melodies and a mish-mash of languages. Gadjo have toured extensively through Europe, sewing their musical mayhem as they go, from gypsy-cumbia, balkanic-ska to reggae-swing and surf tango. Sometimes they appear playing an intimate acoustic set on the market square, sometimes under the lights of a festival stage, but wherever it is expect the dust to fly as the music kidnaps your heart and lifts your feet into an unstoppable dance.

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Seasick Steve

Seasick Steve appearing at this event

Steven Gene Wold is Seasick Steve, the much celebrated American blues guitarist and singer who continues to serve up a hot mix of boogie, blues, rock, americana and folk music. While his music does not fit the mould of the average chart artist, he has notched up five UK top 10 albums including 2009's 'Man From Another Time' and 2015's 'Sonic Soul Surfer' both reaching the no.4 position.

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Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub appearing at this event

Since they burst onto the music scene in 1990, the alt-rockers from Bellshill have made a huge impact on music with their Byrds-esque guitars and harmony vocals. Although pigeonholed as an alternative band, they are known for incorporating a wide variety of elements from various music styles in their songs.

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The Invisible

The Invisible appearing at this event

Shimmering pyschedelic rock featuring some sexy husky voice action from the man mountain that is David Okumu (formerly of Jade Fox), joined by Tom Herbert (bass & synthesizer) and Leo Taylor (drums). They have been compared to bands such as Bloc Party and TV On The Radio, even though Okumu has strongly denied knowledge of the latter of these! The 2009 eponymous debut was nominated for the Mercury Prize and selected as critics choice for the iTunes album of the year. 2016 saw the release of third album 'Patience'.

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Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder appearing at this event

Tinchy Stryder is a grime artist hailing from Bow, East London. As well as being one of the genres top solo artists he is part of the highly rated group, Ruff Sqwad.

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Milton Jones

Milton Jones appearing at this event

Milton Jones? You know, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week! Comedian, writer and actor, whose stand-up is full of surrealism, nonsense and sharp wit. His style of humour is based on mostly one-liners involving puns. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4, at the beginning of which he is sometimes announced as 'Britain's funniest Milton'. 'The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art' (Radio Times) 'He's fast, absurd and very funny' (Radio Times) 'No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride' (The Guardian) 'The best one-line merchant in British Comedy' (Chortle). 'Absurdist, one-line masterpieces' (The Times). Milton Jones was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.

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De Montfort Hall

  • Granville Road
  • Leicester
  • LE1 7RU
Website:
demontforthall.co.uk
Phone:
0116 233 3111
Disabled Booking:
0116 233 3111
Disabled access:
Silver Status

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