The punk legend will headline the weekend event in August…

Patti Smith will headline this year’s SUMMER SUNDAE festival in August.

The punk legend will top the event’s bill, joining fellow headliners Idlewild, Lemon Jelly, Bees and Mylo.

The Summer Sundae Weekender 2005 will take place from August 12-14 in the grounds of Leicester de Montfort Hall.

Other acts confirmed to appear include Thirteen Senses, British Sea Power, The Magic Numbers, Devendra Banhart, Art Brut, Patrick Wolf and Tom Vek.

At present, the bill runs:

Friday (August 12)


British Sea Power

Sons And Daughters

Scratch Perverts featuring Dynamite MC

Saturday (August 13)

Lemon Jelly

The Bees


KT Tunstall

Devendra Banhart

Thirteen Senses

The Magic Numbers

Tom Vek

Art Brut

The Bays


The Chalets

Emiliana Torrini

Amusement Parks On Fire


Sunday (August 14)

Patti Smith & Her Band

Yo La Tengo


The Earlies

Patrick Wolf

Sondre Lerche


The Have Nots

Six By Seven

Alasdair Roberts

More acts are expected to be announced shortly.

For ticket availability, [url=]go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.