As the weather brightens and thoughts turn to festival season, kicking things off is Leicester’s Handmade Festival on Sunday 5 May. The festival has announced the stage splits for the day, which will take place at various venues around the city. PLUS there’ll be a free bus service to make sure you don’t miss anything!
The headline act will perform at O2 Academy, as Mercury nominated electronic act Metronomy finish the day, with Sunderland post-punk quartet The Futureheads headlining O2 Academy 2. They’re joined by almost sixty other acts across the festival’s ten stages throughout the city.
Other acts across the day include The Sherlocks, Black Honey, Jamie Lenman, Life and Dream State. 
If bands you want to see are spread across town, don’t worry. To save yours legs, and make sure audiences can see as much as possible, the festival has announced a bus service for wristband holders running between venues every 30 minutes throughout the day.
The whole bill has been carefully programmed to minimise clashes, and to make quick walks or bus journeys between similar acts easy. Full schedule information will be announced first through the festival app in the coming weeks.
The festival is also delighted to welcome back sponsors PPL & PRS for Music who are sponsoring the Main Stage.
Sarah Mitchell, Director of Member Services at PPL, said: “It is fantastic to see Handmade Festival growing into more venues across Leicester. This is a testament to its place on the UK festival landscape and its success in becoming a go-to event to catch the latest emerging talent as well as a diverse array of established artists. This ethos is why we have supported it since 2017 and why we host an artist liaison area backstage – to help and advise these artists on how we can support them and make music pay for them.”
See the full line-up below and grab your tickets now from the Handmade Festival website.
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