MADE Festival 2017: The top five

A mighty, bass heavy bill is coming to Birmingham at the end of July - here are the five acts we think are simply unmissable.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 18th Jul 2017.
Originally published: 17th Jul 2017

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Coming to Birmingham's Digbeth Triangle, an industrial melting pot of music, graffiti and culture, it's hard to not consider MADE Festival as one of the finest one day events going. With a huge MADE Festival line up coming to multiple stages, including a duo of arenas curated by Hospitality and Gordon City presents 'Kingdom', you'll struggle to find as many big name bass loving acts crammed into one bill.

From Mike Skinner to Sub Focus, Denney to My Nu Leng and literally tonnes more in between, there's sure to be fireworks as MADE comes to Birmingham on Saturday 29th July - as we look forward to an explosive day of music, here are the five acts who we consider to be simply unmissable. 

5. Ellie Cocks

Most ravers will know Ellie as one of Abode's leading resident DJs. Having built up a reputation down South through the regular house and techno parties, she's now growing with the brand itself, playing at Sankeys Ibiza weekly this season. Her musical prowess has secured her standalone gigs for some of the UK's leading festivals, with MADE next on her agenda. 

4. Klose One

It might be house and techno as the main proponent sounds every time you hear a Klose One DJ set, but the textures from other genres are never far away. His earlier DJ sets were wildly eclectic party driven affairs, and whilst that focus has been centralised somewhat in recent years, that approach has left its mark.

Distilling the heavy bass of jungle, breakbeat, garage and every other dark sound the UK has produced in the past thirty years of dance music, he's carved a template which is his and his alone. Expect his DJ set in the Gorgon City presents Kingdom arena to be one of the highlights.

Read: Klose One interview: My understanding of music through DJing

3. Goldie

Few artists are as influential as Goldie. A true national treasure, he was responsible for helping shape the UK's rave scene in the 90s, whilst establishing the jungle and breakbeat genres. To this day he is just as relevant to the dance music scene, and has just released the epic album The Journeyman

He's set to play a reggae set at MADE with a special guest, expect an absolute masterclass from an artist who knows his craft inside out. 

Watch: Goldie interview at Parklife 2017

2. Giggs

The UK rapper has never shied away from Talkin Da Hardest with some of the finest rap tracks of the '00s via 2008's Walk in da Park, before delivering yet more seismic studio releases over the last seven years. The latest dropped just last year, earning hollowman major plaudits. Landlord boasted bangers such as 'Whippin Excursion' and 'Lock Doh', showcasing Giggs' unmistakable flow and lyrical genius along with a whole load of filthy beats and basslines.

1. Chase & Status (DJ) 

The unstoppable duo, aka Will Kennard and Saul Milton, will headline MADE this year. They have recently announced their fourth album Tribe, the follow up to 2014's Brand New Machine, will be released next month, and will feature guest appearances from the likes of UK grime king Kano. The pair have told fans to expect an 'energetic and varied' affair, which is just what we expect their healdine set on the MADE stage to be.

Find both MADE Festival tickets and MADE My Night tickets (after party) below 

MADE Festival

Type of Ticket Price QuantityQty
General Entry
Second Release
MADE Festival Ticket, Midday-Midnight, The Digbeth Triangle, Last Entry 4pm
£38.50
(£35.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Third Release
MADE Festival Ticket, Midday-Midnight, The Digbeth Triangle, Last Entry 4pm
£44.00
(£40.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Fourth Release
MADE Festival Ticket, Midday-Midnight, The Digbeth Triangle, Last Entry 4pm
£49.50
(£45.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Final Release
MADE Festival Ticket, Midday-Midnight, The Digbeth Triangle, Last Entry 4pm
£55.00
(£50.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
VIP
Day & Night : Early Bird VIP Ticket
VIP Ticket, MADE... MY Night Ticket, VIP Area & Bar Access, Queue Jump, Limited Edition Wristband
£60.50
(£55.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Day & Night : VIP Ticket
VIP Ticket, MADE... MY Night Ticket, VIP Area & Bar Access, Queue Jump, Limited Edition Wristband
£71.50
(£65.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
Day & Night : Final Release VIP Ticket
VIP Ticket, MADE... MY Night Ticket, VIP Area & Bar Access, Queue Jump, Limited Edition Wristband
£82.50
(£75.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT
VIP Upgrade
VIP Ticket, MADE... MY Night Ticket, VIP Area & Bar Access, Queue Jump, Limited Edition Wristband
£38.50
(£35.00 + bf)
SOLD OUT

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