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No Sundae, but big acts planned for Hall’s centenary summer

Wed 19th December, 2012 @ 8:38am by fd2d

No Sundae, but big acts planned for Hall’s centenary summer

DE MONTFORT Hall has announced big changes to its regular summer programme as part of the venue’s hundredth anniversary celebrations next year.

A programme of outdoor events, including plans for music, comedy and family events, will take place in the hall’s gardens over three weekends in July 2013.

Cllr Piara Singh Clair, Assistant City Mayor for heritage, leisure and sport, said: “We want to mark De Montfort Hall’s hundredth year in a spectacular way.

“This includes an exciting programme of outdoor summer events different to anything the hall has done before. I am sure that people of all ages will want to join in these celebrations.”

Summer Sundae Weekender, a regular fixture on De Montfort Hall's summer calendar for over ten years, will take a break in 2013 following consultation with Concert Clinic, the festival's promoters.

Rob Challice, director at Concert Clinic, said: “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.”

Antony Flint, general manager at De Montfort Hall, added: “We are planning a fantastic programme of outdoor events as part of our centenary celebrations in July.

"People can look forward to outdoor theatre, comedy, children’s events, lots of live music and a spectacular performance to mark our 100th birthday on July 20th. We are looking forward to making announcements over the coming weeks.

"After careful consideration with Concert Clinic, we think that it’s a good idea to take a break from Summer Sundae next year. It’s something many popular festivals do and return stronger and fresher than ever."

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