Independent multi-venue music and arts festival, Handmade, will return to Leicester’s 02 academy in 2018 for two days of the finest music, comedy, art, film, performance, and photography, all hand-picked and carefully curated, between the 5th and 6th May.

Along with announcing it’ll be running for a sixth year, they’ve announced a whole load of whammy acts to kick off their festivities.

Topping the announcement are indie-rockers Circa Waves, who broke into the UK Top 15 with this years Different Creatures, who’ll bring their stellar live show to Leicester.

Post-punk revivalists Idles, Indie darlings Little Comets, and alt-rock heavy-hitters Dinosaur Pile Up are all heading to Handmade, along with America’s indie-noise rockers Protomartyr and Cardiff’s genre-straddling Future Of The Left.

Filling out the first wave of acts are the following:

GRACE PETRIE / GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY / THE ORIELLES / DELTA SLEEP / HER’S / DREAM NAILS / PEANESS / SHE MAKES WAR / MAGIQUE  / MELLOW GANG / RASCALTON / RATTLE / CROSA ROSA / EYRE LLEW / NATALIE EVANS

There are many more acts to be announced across multiple stages!

Weekend tickets are on sale from: http://www.handmadefestival.co.uk.

The feature/cover photo of this article is credited to Katy Cummings. 

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