4 bands you cannot miss at Handmade Festival 2017.

Handmade Festival is an independent festival held over May bank holiday weekend (28th-30th April) across various venues in Leicester city centre. This year’s festival sees headliners Milburn and Frightened Rabbit joined by Temples, Superfood, British Sea Power, Honeyblood plus many more. But there are a lot of gems among the lineup which you may have not come across yet…

If you’re still stuck for bands to see or are looking for something new though, you’ve come to the right place! Having just completed its lineup this week, here are four bands that Mix It All Up think you definitely should not miss at Handmade Festival 2017!


Life are a DIY punk band hailing from Hull whose long-awaited debut album, ‘Popular Music’ is set for release at the end of May! There’s no messing around with Life. Their music is snappy, to the point, borderline anarchic which perfectly accompanies their vigorous live performances. Life completed a string of dates across the UK and Europe alongside Slaves towards the end of last year. We haven’t seen the band live for a while now, but if last time was anything to go by? You’re in for a treat.



Chester based, feel good, potent indie pop trio Peaness are going down a storm even more so since their latest single ‘Same Place/Seafoam Islands’ was released earlier this year. The dynamic trio are fun, not taking themselves too seriously, writing cheerful tracks with a punk-y edge to them.


Neon Waltz

Neon Waltz are a John O’Groats based indie-rock band. Their music is stunning, charming with alluring vocals and a combination of both soothing and anthemic instrumentation. Neon Waltz latest track ‘Perfect Frame’ which was released at the end of February is an excellent example of just what they do best.



Happyness are an alternative rock trio hailing from London who are just about to release their thoughtful, substantial sophomore album, ‘Write In‘ in early April. ‘Falling Down’ taken from the album is pretty much a stroke of genius with its charming, melancholic, even hypnotic sound. The band are also just about to embark on their largest UK/European tour ever in support of ‘Write In’.


Tickets for Handmade Festival and more info about the festival can be found here.

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