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Mural of GoldieAs we touched down at MADE this weekend, Goldie was paying homage to Birmingham’s obsession boasting a reggae set that got the crowd’s appetite rumbling.

With over 50 acts across six stages MADE Festival has grown exponentially since 2014 to become Birmingham’s leading music, arts and street culture experience.

Headlined by Chase & Status, acts from across the UK and beyond including grimes much-loved Giggs, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, My Nu Leng, Chris Lorenzo, Mike Skinner who is back in 2017 with a new band after his last major EP was released as the Streets.

Pete Jordan and his team of festival PRs and organisers were exceptional this year, looking after everyone coupled with a large presence from the ambulance service keeping everyone safe.

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Music is at the heart of MADE, but we were particularly impressed with the lovingly curated arts and street food line up that has ensured their place as the best festival experience in Birmingham.

Homegrown BabMag, Birmingham’s foremost cutting edge arts publication, returning to showcase their street art know how.  This year MADE opened its doors to some of the most celebrated street food vendors in the UK including Seth Troxler’s mouth-watering BBQ venture Smokey Tails, Lee and his mobile-wood fired pizza experts Baked In Brick, and Birmingham burger aficionados Flying Cows had every festival goers taste buds sizzling.


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