Halifax trio The Orielles are confirmed to be taking over the official HandMade Festival app this May. The band, consisting of Esme (vocals, bass), Sidonie (drums) and Henry (guitar) will play the Leicester Festival at the O2 Academy Leicester, and will update the HandMade app whilst there.
The official HandMade Festival app, developed by London-based live event app developers Second Screen, will host exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes content of the band as they prepare for their set, perform their material, and party afterwards.
The app is expected to be downloaded thousands of times by those attending HandMade, which is to be headlined by Circa Waves and Drenge. Users can expect exclusive news updates, set timings and a community of fellow attendees alongside behind-the-scenes content created especially by the Second Screen team.
The Orielles’ debut album Silver Dollar Moment, which was released this spring via Heavenly Recordings, nudged its way into the Top 40 and was Album of the Day on BBC Radio 6 on its release day.
HandMade and Second Screen will capture otherwise-unseen videos and photographs of Esme, Sidonie and Henry at the Leicester festival, which will be available to view on the app at the time of the festival (5th and 6th May 2018.)
In a statement, Niall Green, founder and CEO of Second Screen, said:
“We’re delighted to have The Orielles on board for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic weekend at HandMade Festival, both in and out of the app. Silver Dollar Moment is a fascinating album that’s been on in the office since release day, and we look forward to hearing it live at the festival. The app takeover will be an excellent opportunity for fans to gain exclusive insight into the life a band like The Orielles leads behind the scenes.”
HandMade takes place on 5 & 6 May. Tickets/info – http://www.handmadefestival.co.uk/
The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play now. Watch out for line-up timings, exclusive news and more.