Last month, Handmade Festival announced the first wave of bands for the 2018 music programme, and now they are thrilled to announce the new line-up additions with the second wave of bands. The full line-up so far is as follows:

CIRCA WAVES / DRENGE / THE BIG MOON / IDLES / LITTLE COMETS / DINOSAUR PILE UP / PROTOMARTYR / FUTURE OF THE LEFT / SPECTOR / TURBOWOLF / GIRL RAY / FINDLAY / GET CAPE, EAR CAPE FLY / SPOOK SCHOOL / GRACE PETRIE / THE ORIELLES / THOUGHT FORMS / ANTEROS / WEIRDS / INDOOR PETS / EASY LIFE / SHE MAKES WAR / RASCALTON / HER’S / STRANGE BONES / DELTA SLEEP / DREAM NAILS / PEANESS / NELSON CAN / PHOBOPHONES / RATTLE / GENDER ROLES / BLACK FUTURES / MELLOW GANG / MAGIQUE / NATALIE EVANS / CROSA ROSA / BABE PUNCH / EYRE LLEW / SPORTS TEAM / SOFT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Plus many more acts performing across multiple stages to be announced. Weekend tickets are on sale from: http://www.handmadefestival.co.uk.

Tickets are being released in price tiers starting start at £40, going up a tier as each one sells out. The remaining tiers are as follows: £45, £50. Both the early-bird tickets which were being sold at £25 per ticket, the 2nd tier which were been sold at £35 and the 3rd tier which were being sold at £40 per ticket have all already sold out.

Alongside the new announcements, Handmade Festival have also announced that they will be partnering with PPL and PRS for Music once again to host the second stage at the festival. Speaking about their partnership with the festival Peter Leathem, PPL’s Chief Executive commented:“Handmade Festival is one of the leading lights in the UK’s boutique festival scene and we are delighted to be able to support it for the second year running in 2018. Last year’s event was a stellar success and as our new joint venture PPL PRS Ltd launches in Leicester, we look forward to being involved once again in one of the city’s principal music and arts festivals”.

Similarly, Tim Arber, Interim Director of Membership at PRS for Music also commented saying, “We are incredibly pleased to be supporting the fantastic Handmade Festival yet again and importantly, the exceptional creative talent it brings to the heart of Leicester. We are looking forward to being a part of Leicester’s growing music culture, this year and for many years to come.”

More acts and further details to follow…