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Maccabees to play at Summer Sundae 2011 in Leicester
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The Maccabees will headline on Friday 12 August 2011 at DMH

The organisers of the Summer Sundae Weekender have announced the first 18 artists for this year's music festival.

The Maccabees - the first headliners, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and Newton Faulkner are amongst the acts confirmed to be performing at the annual event.

The three-day festival, now in its 11th year, takes place between 12-14 August at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.

Festival organiser Rob Challice said he expects this year's event to be the biggest yet.

"It's Leicester's festival, which has something for everybody every year," said Rob.

"We hope The Maccabees will have an impact like the Mumford and Sons and Elbow did in previous years."

Acts at this year's festival also includes Bellowhead, The Bees, The Cuban Brothers, Wilko Johnson, John Cooper Clarke, Little Comets, CW Stoneking, Liam Bailey, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Mama Rosin, Raghu Dixit, Skinny Lister, The Black Atlantic, Dizraeli & The Small Gods and Various Cruelties.

Two further line-up announcements are expected in the next few weeks.

In 2010, the festival attracted about 18,000 music lovers over the three days and more than 100 acts playing on six stages.

Before the event in Leicester, Summer Sundae will be hosting stages at Bergenfest in Norway and London festival, Camden Crawl.




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