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):
Erland and the Carnival
The Sunshine Underground (a bit)
Comedy - Junior Simpson (most of set)
Seasick Steve (some)
Roots Manuva (a bit)
Summer Sundae Choir rehearsal (15 mins)
John Butler (last four songs of set)
The Moulettes (20 mins worth for me)
The Leisure Society
Stornoway (most of set)
The Go! Team (in passing)
Tinchy Stryder (enough to hear teeny screaming)
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
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:
Sweeping the Nation - Friday, Saturday, Sunday