Handmade Festival Line-Up Announced

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The Robot Needs Home Collective’s brand new music and arts festival, Handmade, is taking place at venues across Leicester city centre on the weekend of the 24th – 26th May 2013, can announce more musical additions and the stand-up comedy headliners for it’s inaugural weekend.

The musical headliners to be announced today are SAM DUCKWORTH, the acclaimed singer-songwriter also known as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, prog-hardcore trio ARCANE ROOTS, Leicester’s globe trotting instrumentalists MAYBESHEWILL and Folk Troubadour GRACE PETRIE

Also joining the bill are Sulk, My First Tooth, Codex Leicester, Peter Wyeth, Colobos, Haus, Midas Fall, Arms of Atlas, Speaking In Italics, Surrender The Coast, Colobos, Haus, TE Morris, Weikie and Charlotte Carpenter.

Handmade can also announce its comedy line-up will be headlined by musical stand-up ROB DEERING and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominee JAMES ACASTER. Additionally, ROBIN INCE, Co Host of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage, will be heading up a special Handmade Festival after party on Monday 27th May, bringing his Dirty Book Club to Firebug, with very special guests to be announced soon.

The full list of artists so far announced is now:

Rolo Tomassi, Maybeshewill, Arcane Roots, Sulk, James Acaster, Rob Deering, Codex Leicester, Speaking In Italics, Surrender The Coast and more to be announced.

Nine Black Alps, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Sam Duckworth, Johnny Foreigner, My First Tooth, Her Name Is Calla, Peter Wyeth, Little Night Terrors, Grace Petrie, Kenworthy, Colobos, Midas Fall, Haus, Katie Malco, TE Morris, Weikie, Charlotte Carpenter and more to be announced.

Dutch Uncles, The Twilight Sad, Sky Larkin, We Three and The Death Rattle, Arms of Atlas, Dark Dark Horse and more to be announced.

Robin Ince’s Dirty Book Club with very special guests to be added.

Weekend tickets (Fri – Sun) are now on sale priced £25 with day tickets for all four days available for just £10 each from handmadefestival.co.uk.

Taking place over the weekend of 24th-26th May 2013, Handmade Festival will feature music, stand-up comedy, film screenings and interactive art and photography exhibitions. Live events over the three days will not just take over the city’s established music venues, such as Firebug and The Cookie Jar, but spaces new to music and arts events including The Guildhall, People’s Photographic Gallery, Leicester Castle, wygston’s House and Bishop Street Methodist Church.

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