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Handmade 2018

Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th May 2018
O2 Academy & elsewhere, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England MAP
currently £50
Daily capacity: 1,000
Last updated: Tue 1st May 2018

Handmade the three day family friendly music festival held at O2 Academy Leicester, University of Leicester Student Union and Attenborough Arts Centre returns for a 6th year over May bank holiday weekend from Saturday 5th May to Sunday 6th May 2018.


Acts confirmed so far include Drenge, Circa Waves, Idles, Little Comets, The Big Moon, Dinosaur Pile Up, Protomartyr, Future Of The Left, Grace Petrie, Turbowolf, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Orielles, Girl Ray, and many more.

For the full details including day and venue splits please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are on sale currently available at £50.

More info

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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