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Festival, Fri 28 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Handmade Festival

Handmade Festival


We’re a totally independent music and arts festival that takes place in the city of Leicester.

Our aim is to find the best new and forward thinking music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography and bring it all together for one weekend.

The festival is curated by some of the city’s best loved independent venues and promoters, all of whom have been involved in putting on events for decades, working tirelessly to bring great things to Leicester. We wanted to create an arts festival the city could really be proud of together.

During the first four years of the festival we’ve seen sets from Deaf Havana, We Are Scientists, Dry the River, Dutch Uncles, 65daysofstatic, Swim Deep, Los Campesinos!, Lonely The Brave, Slaves, Bo Ningen, And So I Watch You From Afar, Shonen Knife, Eagulls, Honeyblood, Iliketrains, Rolo Tomassi, Nine Black Alps, Three Trapped Tigers, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Sam Duckworth, Johnny Foreigner, Tangled Hair, Tellison Sky Larkin, Sulk, Maybeshewill and Her Name Is Calla, with comedy performances from Robin Ince, Rob Deering, James Acaster and many more.

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Dates Times
Fri 28 - Sun 30 Apr 2017


Age restriction: Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 28 - Sun 30 Apr Handmade Festival
Mon 22 May - Sat 3 Jun Spark Festival



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Map reference: SK 591066  Lat: 52.65401 Long: -1.12762

Leicester is accessible from junction 21 of the M1 and from all of the major A roads in Leicestershire.