The lineup for this years Handmade Festival, running from May 2nd - 4th at various venues across Leicester.

The lineup for this years Handmade Festival, running from May 2nd – 4th at various venues across Leicester.

Handmade Festival is right around the corner and your Demon Media are going to be all over it!

We have supported the festival since it started last year and we’re excited to be a part of it again. This year’s bill includes top acts such as iLiKETRAiNS, As I Watch You From Afar, Dry the Rivers and the legendary Shonen Knife. If you’re a fan of music, art and comedy then make sure you head down to town this weekend!, just to whet your appetite even more, why not check out the website here.

Handmade Festival was conceived by local busy body John Helps, whose name you might know as he is the man behind Robot Needs home Collective, he’s a member of Maybeshewill, he was in Her Name Is Calla for a spell and curated the White Noise Festival down at the Firebug. Demon FM spoke to John last month to find out more about the festival, it was so riveting, his 10 minute slot turned into an hour! He told us that the festival is basically a reason to get the bands he likes, the people he likes and the local talent shown right here in Leicester! We asked him if it was likely to become an annual thing but he said he didn’t want to speak too soon, so make sure you get your tickets for this weekend! At £30 they’re an absolute bargain.

We’ve been busy collecting lots of interviews so far which will be played out across Demon FM, uploaded to Demon TV’s YouTube channel and shown right here on the Demon Media website. We’ve been lucky enough to have sessions from very talented local artists including The Brandy Thieves, Juniors, White Giant, Matt Henshaw, Weikie and more!  If you click below, you can check out Joe Richards’ interview with superstar local comedian Martin England and listen to Amy Mallett chatting to the brilliantly talented Charlotte Carpenter!



Everyone here at the team is really excited to get stuck into what promises to be another fantastic weekend, let’s just hope the weather’s nice while we’re all busy running from venue to venue. Keep your eyes peeled because we’ll be uploading lots of coverage starting today.

You can check out all the interviews we did last year right here:

Handmade festival starts this Friday, and runs until Sunday 4th May. Tickets  are priced at £30 for a weekend ticket or £16:50 for a day ticket, and you can buy them here.