Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Made Festival announces two more stages, live art, street food + more

Birmingham’s biggest music festival has revealed further details for this year’s near sell-out event, including two more stages, live art, street food, fairground rides and glitter stalls.

Featuring the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Andy C, DJ EZ, Chris Lorenzo, Camelphat, DJ Q and Preditah, this year’s Made is set to be the biggest yet – and that’s before the latest announcement.

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The West Midlands’ largest and best loved music festival will feature the Weird Arts Arena, a chance to experience different forms of street culture with spoken word, graffiti artists, live performances and more.

Popular local acts confirmed to play the Weird Arts Arena include Call Me Unique, Lady Sanity, Delta Autumn, Kofi Stone, Neighborhd and more.

Lady Sanity

Also, new for MADE 2018 is The Fun Bus Stage, a double decker bus specially kitted out for festivals with a killer soundsystem, which opens out to the crowd to deliver DJ sets and live performances.

As in previous years, MADE Festival will also showcase the best in local street art talent, with crowds able to experience live art creation.

Of course, no festival is complete without the food to keep you going, and MADE 2018 brings a diverse selection of street food traders to Perry Park, from Caribbean grills to wood-fired pizza. And once their food has gone down, festival-goers can have some fun on the fairground rides, then visit the 100% environmentally-friendly glitter stalls!

Last year’s festival was headlined by Chase & Status, Giggs, Gorgon City, Sub Focus and featured a special guest appearance from local legend Mike Skinner. Let’s hope the rain stays off this time, eh…

Made Festival takes place on Saturday 28th July at the all new location of Perry Park, Birmingham and you can view the full line-up below. Tickets are running extremely low and are expected to sell out very soon, so if you’re thinking of attending, now’s the time to buy…

Richard Franks

Founding editor of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.