Leicester’s Summer Sundae festival will not be held next year, and will instead have its place taken at the council-run De Montfort Hall venue by a series of arts related events.
Anthony Flint, the general manager of De Montfort Hall, has told local radio the festival will be taking a ‘sabbatical’ in 2013, while Rob Challice, director of promoters Concert Clinic, has told From Dusk To Dawn:
“There’s no denying that last year was a difficult year for independent festivals. This wasn’t an easy decision for us but we think it’s the right time to take a year off. We need the time to look at different models and fresh ideas to bring Summer Sundae back for 2014 and beyond.”
Summer Sundae was initiated in 2001 and has steadily grown from its modest origins as a one-day event. Earlier this summer, Katy B, Ocean Colour Scene and Public Image Ltd headlined, while the likes of Django Django, Willy Mason and Jake Bugg also performed over the August weekend.