In A Nutshell: Four festivals you can’t miss this April!

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As we’re quickly approaching festival season, Mix It All Up’s “You Can’t Miss” festival guides are now coming in thick and fast. We’ve decided to start rounding up four of the best festival line-ups per month so that you don’t end up missing anything!

So for a start, here is a roundup of four festivals you can’t miss this April with playlists included! If you click through the links above each excerpt, you also will find our handy guides regarding bands you definitely cannot miss across these festivals.

2Q Festival

When and where? Various venues, Derby city centre, 1st April 2017

2Q Festival returns this year as one of the largest events in Derby’s calendar. The festival is set to take place throughout 10 venues across Derby city centre, hosting over 40 bands, including headliners Milburn. Amongst the bands appearing at 2Q festival, Pulled Apart By Horses, Temples and Vant will be playing.


Portsmouth Psych Fest

When and where? Wedgewood Rooms/The Edge of the Wedge, Southsea, 29th April 2017

Portsmouth Psych Fest is set to showcase the best local and international psychedelic, post punk and shoegaze bands across both the Wedgewood Rooms and The Edge Of The Wedge on 29th April. Headliners Bo Ningen will be joined by Melt Dunes, Ulrika Spacek, Vinyl Staircase and more on the day. The festival is the first of its kind to hit Portsmouth and with a lineup as strong as this one, it’s definitely not one to be missed.


Handmade Festival

When and where? Various venues, Leicester City Centre, 28th-20th April 2017

This year, Handmade Festival has expanded to a three day event, with bands also playing on the Friday before the main event. The main two days of the festival will be headlined by Twin Atlantic and Frightened Rabbit and they’ll be joined by Honeyblood, Tigercub, Idles, Superfood and more. The festival’s main aim is to bring the “best new and forward thinking music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography” to Leicester for one weekend.


Live At Leeds Fest

When and where? Various venues, Leeds City Centre, 29th-30th April 2017

As the North’s leading metropolitan festival, Live At Leeds Fest has returned with a lineup, once again, bigger and better than ever before. The festival, which takes place amongst the best and most loved venues across Leeds, showcasing the best in new and established acts as part of Leeds International Festival. White Lies, Slaves, The Pigeon Detectives and more are among the bands playing this years event, with the finale being held on Sunday 30th April with Maxïmo Park headlining.


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