[01/08/20] MADE Festival 2020 Birmingham
[01/08/20] MADE Festival 2020 Birmingham
MADE Festival launches for 2020 with new site and The Streets biggest ever home town show.
The West Midlands’ biggest and best electronic music festival and celebration of street culture is back for a 7th edition with a move to an impressive new home at Sandwell Valley Country Park and a huge live performance from The Streets headlining in front of his biggest ever home turf crowd.
New Artists Announced:
High Contrast, Bru-C, A.M.C & Turno, Darkzy, Bou B2B K Motionz, Crazy P Soundsystem, Low Steppa, Culture Shock, Conducta B2B Sammy Virji, Serial Killaz, Bassboy, Bryan Gee, Jess Bays, Mr Traumatik, Ray Keith, Jamie Duggan, Pax
Plus a world exclusive,,,Kenny Ken B2B Kenny Ken!
(A-Z) Alex Parkin B2B Will Power, Brandon Ross, Demo B2B Clifdon, Escape, Fluer Shore B2B Ryan Nicholls, Frenetic, Guy Burns, Jack Gardner, Jade Marie B2B Jordanna, Jordan Masters, Lady Sanity, Leftfoot DJ's, LFM, Mayday, Nice Underground, Paisley Jenson, Police Rave Unit DJ's, Tekno Disco, Tomfire B2B OJE, Tom Shorterz, Tommy Vercetti, Traumatize, Tyron Amory B2B Shakti, Selextorhood B2B Voyage, Sum Cellar, Vibe Guys, Vital, Window Kid
Check out the MADE Festival 2019 aftermovie:
Saturday 1st August 2020 / Sandwell Valley Country Park
Pre-Sale Tickets: www.made-festival.co.uk
MADE Festival, the West Midlands’s biggest and best electronic music festival and celebration of street culture, has launched a massive line up to mark its 7th edition and a move to its impressive new home at Sandwell Valley Country Park. With Perry Park needed for the Commonwealth Games, Sandwell Valley Country Park has given MADE Festival the opportunity to expand again after another huge sold out event last year. Taking place on Saturday 1st August, capacity for 2020 will increase to 20,000 people underlining MADE Festival’s status as the only major festival in the region. Musically it’s also bigger than ever and continues to support homegrown talent. Bringing Mike Skinner a.k.a. The Streets back to home turf to headline at his biggest ever West Midlands show is a serious coup. The rest of the first line up announcement is typically diverse and forward-thinking, delivering the big names while still supporting the brightest rising talents across drum & bass, house, disco, hip hop and bass music, with Gorgon City, Hybrid Minds, Wilkinson, Stefflon Don, Shy FX, Sonny Fodera, Holy Goof, Horse Meat Disco, Flava D, SASASAS, Jay1, and Artwork. Sandwell Valley Country Park is easy to get to from central Birmingham and is a perfect space for MADE Festival to immerse festival-goers in a day and night of incredible music, urban arts, creative performance, delicious street food and friendly vibes. MADE remains one of the best value festivals out there with tickets starting at just £45 +b/f or £70 + b/f for VIP. Sign up to pre-sale for tickets at www.made-festival.co.uk
Set in the heart of the West Midlands with 660 acres of picturesque woods, farmland, lakes and streams, there are few better locations for MADE Festival’s new home than Sandwell Valley Country Park on the outskirts of the second city. The park will be transformed into a beautiful outdoor venue, yet easily accessible from nearby conurbations - just 8 minutes from Birmingham New Street by train, and well served by trams and buses. MADE’s shuttle buses will also deliver easy transport to and from the event.
Earlier this week Mike Skinner a.k.a. The Streets teased that he would be playing a massive show this summer, his one and only date in the West Midlands this year. With fans going crazy for this not-to-be-missed event, MADE Festival is proud to bring Birmingham’s favourite son back home for a headline performance in front of an ecstatic crowd. The Streets became the voice of a generation after his 2001 breakthrough Mercury Prize-nominated album ‘Original Pirate Material’. He went on to enjoy two UK #1 albums, a further two UK top 10 albums, as well as a string of hit singles, including UK #1 hit, ‘Dry Your Eyes’. After retiring The Streets in 2011 Mike Skinner had more to say and revived his alter-ego in late 2017. His subsequent sold out tour culminated in a headline slot on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury last year. It’s guaranteed The Streets will be sharp and bang up for it in front of a huge home crowd at MADE Festival.
Also announced today are festival favourites Gorgon City. The North London duo have built a huge global following through electrifying live performances and a stream of top-charting releases including recent smash ’There For You’, a collaboration with MK, while their ‘Realm’ imprint allows them to explore more underground sounds. Hybrid Minds step up as undeniable rising stars of the drum & bass scene - proven when they sold out Printworks in 24 hours at the end of last year. Their distinctive soulful take on the genre has been consistently high quality and MADE festival-goers will be excited for their debut. More drum & bass comes from Wilkinson, quite simply one of the biggest names in the scene. He’s released on Ram Records, Hospital Records, crossed over numerous tracks including the top 10 anthem ‘Afterglow’ and sold well over a million records. He’s remixed everyone from Rag ’n’ Bone Man to Wiley and he’s heading to MADE Festival this summer.
One of the most exciting current live performers, Stefflon Don also makes her MADE debut. Born in Birmingham Stefflon Don won a MOBO for Best Female in 2017, an NME award for Best New Artist in 2018 and has enjoyed multiple top 20 hits. Her unique rap style overflows with attitude and her performance should not be missed. The don of jungle and drum & bass, Shy FX is also announced today. Since breaking through 25 years ago with his ragga jungle track ‘Original Nuttah’ with UK Apache, Shy FX has enjoyed a string of big releases and remains a mainstay of the jungle and drum & bass scene. He’s produced and remixed for Dizzee Rascal, Kano and most recently Chase & Status, while his collab with Kojey Radical and Ghetts ‘Bad After We’ was the soundtrack to the 'Top Boy' trailer on Netflix. Shy FX on the decks will never disappoint. One for the house heads, Australian talent, Sonny Fodera returns to MADE Festival. Sonny is an accomplished producer, enjoying tens of millions of streams on Spotify with releases on his Solotoko label and remixes of the likes of Calvin Harris, and as a DJ he is simply one of the biggest draws in house music.
Holy Goof put bassline on the map, growing an army of fans along the way. His forthcoming Globes 2 live show sold out Printworks and his solo productions are always hugely popular, leading to a recent collaboration with Zinc. His set at MADE last year was phenomenal and, as another West Midlands talent, the festival welcomes him back for more. Horse Meat Disco are announced today. The duo of Luke Howard and Jim Stanton are master purveyors of quality disco grooves, as heard in their legendary, long running Horse Meat Disco nights in London, inspired by the halcyon days of New York disco nights like Paradise Garage. You can find Flava D where garage, grime and bassline intersect. This talented DJ brings a whole lot of energy and innovation, alone and as one third of UK garage outfit T Q D, which is why Fabric asked her to take the reins for a coveted mix in their FABRICLIVE mix series.
SASASAS return to MADE Festival. The leviathan combination of Skibadee, Shabba D, Harry Shotta, Phantasy and Macky Gee almost seems like a mini-festival wrapped up inside one act. Some of the most-explosive MCs and DJs in drum & bass history need very little introduction. The crowds are guaranteed to be jumping at Sandwell Valley Country Park. Coventry MC, Jay1 has been fast making a name for himself as a rising star. His breakout track ‘Your Mrs’ featuring his bold self assured lyrics and delivery hit a million views on social media just 3 days after release. His live performances are renowned and MADE Festival is pleased to give him the stage. Rounding up the first artist line up announcement is Artwork. The Londoner signed Skream and Benga to his label Big Apple Music when they were just teenagers and he remains known for his impeccable taste in music, top notch production and of course his ability to bring a crowd together, particularly at his ‘Art’s House’ events.
2019 was a big year for MADE Festival with a sold out show and incredible atmosphere, but never one to sit still, 2020 marks a new chapter for the West Midlands’s most impressive music festival. A new home at Sandwell Valley Country Park provides a perfect site to grow and host urban art, creative performance, street food and of course an array of massive arenas delivering the latest cutting-edge, cross-genre music from some of the best artists in electronic music. To all those fans who make the pilgrimage to MADE Festival each year, and those enjoying it for the first time as it expands to 20,000 up-for-it party people, MADE Festival promises to deliver an even bigger and better, unforgettable festival experience for all.
High Contrast continues to push the boundaries of drum & bass. He’s remixed everyone from Kanye West to Adele, co-produced Underworld’s last album and was even asked to curate the music at the 2012 Olympics. High Contrast is a rare talent and MADE festivalgoers are in for a treat.
Bassline belters will be coming from CruCast stars, Nottingham’s own Darkzy currently enjoying a headline UK tour with Window Kid, and Bru-C, the voice of the bassline generation. His debut album ‘Original Sounds’ has hit over 14million streams and 2020 looks set to be the year he seriously blows up.
Also lining up is Low Steppa. The Simma Black label boss has also released on the likes of Defected and Strictly Rhythm and remains one of the most vital and influential house DJs out there. Staying on a house tip, Pax are genuine rising stars with releases on Sola, Toolroom, Abode and more. The duo will return from a sold-out North American tour all primed for MADE Festival. Crazy P Soundsystem need little introduction – the disco dons are one of the most respected acts around and will dig deep into the record box to deliver some gems especially for MADE Festival. Jess Bays is another rising star in the house world. The Defected resident has two singles lined up on the legendary Glasgow Underground label and continues to evolve her unique chunky house sound with old skool vibes.
Another big highlight is the world exclusive of Kenny Ken B2B Kenny Ken. Those in the know will recognise the reference to the classic ‘Raveageddon’ parody advert from 2012. The advert went viral with one of its most memorable moments, the announcement of ‘Kenny Ken back to back with Kenny Ken’. Now MADE Festival and Kenny Ken will finally deliver this legendary set for a one-time only deal – this historic moment should not be missed!
Also lining up on the MADE Stage alongside The Streets, Stefflon Don, Shy FX, Holy Goof and Jay 1, are Birmingham talents; Lady Sanity – always a favourite with MADE crowds; DJ Vital always ready with his uplifting club bangers; Birmingham UK Garage outfit Nice Underground, and local party starters Sum Cellar.
The Weird Science Stage keeps it drum & bass alongside Wilkinson, Hybrid Minds, SASASAS and of course Kenny Ken B2B Kenny Ken! A.M.C & Turno sure to bring some new dubs for the occasion, Bou B2B K Motionz set to show why they are both blazing a trail in D & B right now, Culture Shock fresh off a huge US tour with Sub Focus and Dimension, LFM showing off his undeniable skills as a D & B selector, dark beats from Traumatize, and Demo B2B Clifdon delivering some Brummie D & B.
Alongside Gorgon City, Sonny Fodera, Low Steppa, Pax and Jess Bays on the Afta Dark Stage is Alex Parkin B2B Will Power repping their Afta Dark parties to great effect, alongside hand-picked residents; Fleur Shore B2B Ryan Nicholls, and Tyron Amory B2B Shakti.
The 02:31 Stage sees Flava D, Darkzy and Bru-C dropping the basslines. Also lining up is Conducta B2B Sammy Virji, with Sammi getting 1Xtra props right now while Conducta’s Rinse FM show keeps building. Talented MC Mr Traumatik will get the crowd jumping, as will Birmingham’s own, Bassboy. Jamie Duggan heads down from Sheffield to start the party with his huge productions, while local legend Tom Shorterz will always deliver. More non-stop bassline madness comes from Vibe Guys, Tomfire B2B OJE, and Jade Marie B2B Jordanna.
Artwork, Horse Meat Disco, and Crazy P Soundsystem promise quality house and disco grooves on the 20 Years Of Leftfoot Stage. Adding to this are the Leftfoot DJ's, bringing underground music to Birmingham since 2000, Selextorhood B2B Voyage – MADE are pleased to give a platform to Selextorhood who promote and empower women, female identifying and non-binary artists in Birmingham. Tekno Disco will be blending the genres of their name to keep everybody dancing.
The Police Rave Unit Stage will see some serious jungle and drum & bass from Serial Killaz, the legend Ray Keith, V Recordings boss Bryan Gee, Frenetic, Escape, and the Police Rave Unit DJ's. Expect raving basslines from start to finish from that line up!
The Levels Stage presents some of the best up and coming regional talent including Tommy Vercetti, Brandon Ross, Guy Burns, Jack Gardner, Jordan Masters, and Paisley Jenson.
MADE Festival just keeps getting bigger and better – massive line ups, unrivalled atmosphere, more support for the best up-and-coming talent in the West Midlands, and cutting edge, cross-genre music from some of the most talented artists in electronic music. Now set in its new home at Sandwell Valley Country Park, for the first time, 20,000 festival ravers will come together to create something very special.
Posted by Brenton Clerkin