Line-Up

  • Anatomy

    Formed through the local poetry and assorted music scenes, Anatomy use the power of resist...

  • Årabrot

    Kjetil Nernes of Haugesund, Norway is the only permanent member of Årabrot, who emerged f...

  • Arcades

    Returning to action after the tragic passing of guitarist Matt Gore last April, Leicester&...

  • Black Honey

    Having delivered on their live promise with one of the standout sets of Handmade 2016, the...

  • Blood Youth

    Harrogate’s post-hardcore heroes visit Handmade on the back of their second album St...

  • C Duncan

    The Glasgow-raised son of two classical musicians, Duncan studied at the Royal Conservatoi...

  • Can’t Swim

    The Keansburg, New Jersey band join us on their UK tour after releasing second album This ...

  • Childcare

    With a tour support for Bastille behind them and a debut album impending this should be a ...

  • Coast to Coast

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  • Crows

    Coming to Handmade to support debut album Silver Tongues, released in March on Joe Talbot ...

  • Dark Dark Horse

    Jamie Ward and James Stafford have been ploughing their furrow of genre blurring pop-elect...

  • Decade

    Ironically marking their tenth anniversary this year, Decade’s 2017 second album Ple...

  • Do Nothing

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  • Doe

    “Doe makes snide exasperation sound like a party” according to NPR, which abou...

  • Dream State

    The Swansea melodic post-hardcore band struck viral gold in 2017 when single White Lies ra...

  • Dusker

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  • Earls

    Earls are a “skum” punk two piece from Halesowen. Ballads and love songs are n...

  • Estrons

    High amongst the most exciting bands to emerge from the ever fertile Cardiff scene in rece...

  • Fivehead

    They refer to themselves as “Post-Space” and boast a confrontational live show...

  • Frauds

    Croydon duo Frauds’ take on stripped down punk, mostly heard so far on 2017 album Wi...

  • Fresh

    Describing themselves as “punx from London who love emo, shredding, touring, oat mil...

  • Heavy Lungs

    It’s likely you’ll best know Bristolians Heavy Lungs from the very direct patr...

  • Hotel Lux

    Formed in Portsmouth but incubated in the same South London scene as Shame, Yak and Goat G...

  • Ibibio Sound Machine

    Merging West African disco, funk and highlife with modern electro, drum’n’bass...

  • Itoldyouiwouldeatyou

    Bringing progressive personal socio-politics to an emo scene that’s not often been r...

  • Jamie Lenman

    Having laid low for several years after cult post-hardcore heroes Reuben split, the rakish...

  • Jo Quail

    An internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso cellist, Quail cites Trent Reznor and J...

  • JOHN

    JOHN are a duo from Crystal Palace, both called John, who belie both the ordinariness of t...

  • Jools

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  • Katy J Pearson

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  • Kermes

    Leicester queer indie-punk standouts Kermes’ debut album of last year We Choose Pret...

  • Lice

    Lice are from Bristol, so of course they have IDLES connections – in fact they&#8217...

  • Life

    The Hull punks described 2017 debut album Popular Music as “an album that demands at...

  • Magique

    Magique, who followed a set at last year’s Handmade by playing the main stage at Tru...

  • Martha

    Queer straight edge vegan anarchist DIY pop-punks from Pity Me, Durham, the all-singing qu...

  • Marthagunn

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  • Metronomy

    Handmade are very pleased to be able to say that headlining this year’s festival are...

  • Mono

    Celebrating their twentieth anniversary this year by releasing tenth studio album Nowhere ...

  • Orchards

    Self described as a “glittery gateway drug”, Brighton’s Orchards have fo...

  • Parting Gift

    Manchester five piece Parting Gift are a lot of informed people’s idea of a band set...

  • Pet Shimmers

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  • Petrol Girls

    Featuring British, Austrian and Lithuanian members and named after a reputed 19th century ...

  • Pins

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  • Puppy

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  • Rich List

    A band with plenty of individual experience around the Leicester scene, Rich List purvey a...

  • Rozi Plain

    An alumni of both the celebrated Fife folk label Fence Records and its successor Lost Map,...

  • S.T. Manville

    Manville’s previous projects have seen him span much of the left of centre musical s...

  • Saint Agnes

    East London’s Saint Agnes draw from the warped end of the blues rock’n’r...

  • Spoort

    “Your new favourite band” the quartet, who grew outwards from a Hinckley base ...

  • Superlove

    Formed only around a year ago, Bristol-based trio Superlove match big sunny party choruses...

  • Sweetbellechobaby

    Alex and Darren describe themselves as “lucid pop” and have been described as ...

  • Talk Show

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  • The Futureheads

    Arguably the most interesting, inventive and exhilirating of the British so-called “...

  • The Lids

    Earning an ever growing and increasingly fervent fanbase, the brother fronted local trio&#...

  • The Murder Capital

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  • The Sherlocks

    We keep hearing that “rock’n’roll is coming back”, but the band fr...

  • The Snuts

    When you’ve drawn comparisons early on with Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon ...

  • We Give In.

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  • Whenyoung

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  • Yr Poetry

    Alexei and Junior (also of itoldyouiwouldeatyou and Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam respectivel...