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15th February 2016

Full line-up announced for Leicester's Handmade Festival

Deaf Havana, Swim Deep, Cleft, Big Deal, Oscar, Black Honey all added

Handmade Festival have announce the full line-up additions for the fourth edition of the Leicester-based festival. Joining the recently announced We Are Scientists, 65daysofstatic, Lonely The Brave, Los Campesinos! and Pretty Vicious are Alpha Male Tea Party, Axes, Beans On Toast, Bear Makes Ninja, Big Deal, Black Honey, Cassels, Charlotte Carpenter, Chris T-T, Cleft, Clubs, Dayflower, Deaf Havana, Elizabeth Cornish, Estrons, Find The Right Words, French Leave, Grace Petrie and the Benefits Culture, Hannah Lou Clark, Happy Accidents, Her Name Is Calla (perfomring The Quiet Lamb in full), House of Verse, Johnny Lloyd, Jurassic Pop, Leicester Fridge, Leicester LoFi, Michael Kurtz, NARCS, Noyo Mathis, OhBoy!, Oscar, Piles of Clothes, Robin Ince, Rosie Doyle, She Makes War, Tetrad Performance Art, The Magic Gang, The Xcerts, Theo Verney, Three Trapped Tiger, USA Nails, Weikie & Weirds.

Deaf Havana
Deaf Havana

Three new partners have also previously been announced to help curate the festival: Upset Magazine, Wichita Records and BBC Introducing East Midlands. 

"We’re incredible excited to welcome Upset Magazine, Wichita Records and BBC Introducing East Midlands who join Last.FM, Big Scary Monsters and Alcopop as stage curators for Handmade 2016. We’ve had a long relationship with Dean Jackson and the guys at BBC Introducing East Midlands and are delighted that they’re joining with us this year. Whilst relatively new, Upset have already established themselves nationally with an outlook on music that’s totally aligned with ours - which is about the most important thing, really. Wichita are a label we’ve all been consistently awestruck by - so it’s fantastic that they’ll be contributing to our line-up in a big way this year. We can’t wait to work with them all to put together a great line-up for our 2016 programme.”
Festival Organiser John Helps

Swim Deep
Swim Deep

Handmade Festival is returning to Leicester’s O2 Academy over May bank holiday weekend (29th April - 1st May 2016) for three days of music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography.

Weekend tickets are on sale now for £30 
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