5 Acts We Loved At MADE Festival 2019
This summer we're taking you around the country to check out some of the best festivals the UK has to offer. Next up is MADE festival in Birmingham!
MADE Festival in Birmingham is known for its commitment to a sterling dance music line-up and the 2019 edition was no exception. With everything from drum & bass to techno, MADE had dance music fans in the midlands, and from across the country, covered.
We went to check it out as part of MTV On The Road and here are 5 acts we loved…
Chase & Status are a staple in any great festival’s line-up, and since the release of their RTRN II JUNGLE record earlier this year their sets have been taken to a whole new level. We caught them earlier this summer at EXIT festival where they put on a killer set, featuring some of the artists they’re championing under the RTRN II JUNGLE banner. Different but equally impressive was their set at MADE on the weekend with 90 minutes of non-stop jungle bangers. Of course, they played old classics such as ‘Problem’, but their newer material from the aforementioned record when down just as smoothly with the Birmingham crowds.
One of Australia’s finest exports, Mall Grab, was an artist on the MADE line-up we were most excited about seeing, and he did not disappoint. He did a 90-minute set in one of the tents and it was non-stop raw energy. For those who are new to Mall Grab (we forgive you!) check out his new Growing Pains EP to see what the 23 year old producer is all about. You won’t regret it.
Lethal Bizzle is a living legend in the grime scene so it’s always a pleasure to catch him performing live at a festival. His set at MADE was banger after banger as he ploughed through the likes of ‘Fester Skank’, ‘Rari Workout’ and of course, ‘Pow’ in his 30-minute set. If you see Mr Bizzle on a festival line-up in the future, do not miss it!
Andy C is the godfather of drum and bass. Facts. From headlining some of the world’s biggest festivals including Creamfields, EDC and SW4, he took his reputation as one of the most significant British artists in the global dance music scene to the stage at MADE in Birmingham this weekend and we were blown away. After being in the industry for so many years, and the turn-out at his MADE festival set only stood to back up his sterling reputation for bringing the party vibes wherever he goes. He packed out the tent at the North Stage for the entire two hours where he dropped original material as well as his iconic remixes of the biggest tracks. Andy C, we salute you!
DJ royalty Annie Mac took to the stage at MADE and performed an incredible set to a packed out tent. Fans at MADE are always spoilt for choice with the line-up but everyone who went to see Annie Mac wouldn’t have been disappointed. We danced along with the crowds up in Birmingham and ended our festival in style.
For more information about MADE festival and to book tickets for next year, head to http://made-festival.co.uk/