Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Sundae 2010 - what we saw

Another Summer Sundae weekend has passed. It was out FIFTH visit (woah!) and the 10th Summer Sundae to take place. The festival has grown from a single day event to a three day event; from two stages (outdoor and indoor) to around five [the numbers have varied, with up to 6/7 in some previous years].

Was it good?

Well, you decide. The acts we saw over the three days were (reviews and links to follow):

Friday:

Kirsty Almeida
Erland and the Carnival
The Sunshine Underground (a bit)
Lou Rhodes
Teenage Fanclub
Comedy - Junior Simpson (most of set)
Seasick Steve (some)
Roots Manuva (a bit)

Saturday:

Gaggle
Black Carrot
Summer Sundae Choir rehearsal (15 mins)
John Butler (last four songs of set)
The Moulettes (20 mins worth for me)
The Leisure Society
Laura Veirs
Tunng
Stornoway (most of set)
Fool's Gold
The Go! Team (in passing)
The Fall
Tinchy Stryder (enough to hear teeny screaming)

Sunday:

David Gibb [and the Pony Club] (half of set)
Red Shoe Diaries
The Guthlaxtones / Summer Sundae Choir rehearsal (background)
Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit
Megafaun
Junip (in passing)
Errors (first 15 mins)
The Low Anthem
David Ford (missed first 'acoustic' song; saw whole of shortened set)
Frightened Rabbit (25 mins)
Mumford and Sons

It seems likely we had a good time, yes?

You bet. With added fun from the hula hoop stand, great cups of tea from Mashed, Punch and Judy, French lobsters on stilts, hilarious overheard exchanges of conversation, somehow the fact we got irregularly drenched on Friday and Saturday mattered much less.

(By the end of Saturday the site was a quagmire; the Sunday sunshine dried this all pretty effectively though!)

Reviews from elsewhere:
Leicester Mercury
Sweeping the Nation - Friday, Saturday, Sunday

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!