Handmade the three day family friendly music festival held across the 'Old Town' quarter of Leicester returns for a 4th year over May bank holiday weekend from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2016.
We Are Scientists, 65daysofstatic, Lonely The Brave, Los Campesinos! Pretty Vicious, Deaf Havana, Swim Deep, The Xcerts, Beans on Toast, Three Trapped Tigers, Big Deal, Oscar, Cleft, Black Honey, The Magic Gang, Estrons, Ash Mammal, Grace Petrie, Chris T-T, Robin Ince, Theo Verney, Her Name is Calla, USA Nails, NARCS, Axes, Happy Accidents, Cassels, Oh Boy!, Jurassic Pop, Big Deal, Oscar, Johnny Lloyd, Alpha Male Tea Party, Bear Makes Ninja, Noyo Mathis & Atiptoe, Charlotte Carpenter, Hannah Lou Clark, French Leave, Clubs, Ex Comets, Dayflower, Michael Kurtz, Weikie, Gallery 47, Elizabeth Cornish, Rosie Doyle, She Makes War, and Piles Of Clothes.
Plus stand-up comedy, tetrad performance art, find the right words, house of verse, Leicester fridge, art installations, exhibitions & workshops from Leicester Lo-Fi, film, performance & photography across multiple indoor stages.
For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available see the Handmade line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. A ticket is priced at £40.
Tickets will be exchanged for a wristband which gains you access to all Festival venues over the weekend. At particularly popular events please arrive early to guarantee admission.
The event offers Nationally and Internationally renowned musical acts, comedians and performers, alongside exceptional local music, art, film and photography talent. The festival will be taking place this year in multiple rooms at Leicester’s O2 Academy and in parts of Leicester University’s Students Union. Both Firebug and The Cookie remain heavily involved, as do Magic Teapot and The Robot Needs Home Collective.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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