Final Line-Up Announcement & Friday Programme

We are absolutely delighted to bring you the final round of acts for Handmade 2017.

The full line-up is as follows…

Our Friday programme brings Handmade back in to the city centre with shows at Bishop Street Church, The Cookie, Firebug & The Guildhall. These events will be free if you have a weekend ticket, or £10 if you just want to come for the night, or if you need to top up from a Saturday or Sunday day ticket. We hope this gives you a flavour of how Handmade was in it’s infancy. Entry to shows will be on a strictly first come first served basis.

The Friday programme features a stage curated by Drowned In Sound, as well as a stage curated by long time friend of the festival and ‘Leicester folk hero’ Grace Petrie (who will also be performing) and will see the return of The Handmade Comedy ‘Tent’ (which isn’t actually a tent).

Volunteer at Handmade

Want to be a part of the team that puts Handmade Festival together? We’re looking for a small number of volunteers to help keep the wheels turning – including stewards, runners and various other bits and bobs. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, drop us an email to

Thirty More Names for Handmade 2017! Day Tickets On Sale Now!

We are very pleased to announce that the second round of acts set to join Twin Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, British Sea Power, Pulled Apart By Horses, Honeyblood, JAWS, Muncie Girls, Tigercub, Puppy and Idles are…

Cabbage, Superfood, Demob Happy, God Damn, Kagoule, Gallops, Ash Mammal, Kermes, God Damn, Dead!, Fizzy Blood, Shame, Fish, Van Zeller, Happyness, Life, Willie J Healy, Charlotte Carpenter, Magique, Arcades, Get Inuit, Meatwave, Youth Man, Ohboy!, Happy Accidents, Yr Poetry, Waking Aida, Orchards, Dark Dark Horse, Soeur and The Lids

There is tonnes more still to come…

Alongside the line-up announcements, we’re also incredibly pleased to announce that PPL and PRS For Music, ahead of the launch of their joint licensing venture in Leicester later this year, will be sponsoring the second stage at the festival, which features headline appearances from Cabbage, Demob Happy, Jaws and Superfood.

Weekend tickets are on sale for £40 for adults, £30 for students, and £20 for under 18s.

Day tickets are now also on sale for £25 for adults, £20 for students and £15 for under 18s.

For day splits, check the poster below…