MADE Festival 2017: Chase & Status’ storming performance at The Digbeth Triangle set the pace for their biggest sold-out show
The long-awaited headliner joined a huge line-up which also saw Giggs, Gorgon City, My Nu Leng, Chris Lorenzo and Goldie perform
Chase & Status brought MADE Festival to an epic end in a colossal drum and bass celebration. The duo took the energetic crowd on a nostalgic journey with tracks from their groundbreaking album ‘More Than Alot’ including tracks ‘Take Me Away’, ‘No Problem’ and ‘Blind Faith’.
Giggs is one of grime’s biggest heroes and his stellar performance will go down in MADE Festival history. At its new home in The Arena, Hospitality curated an army of drum and bass legends overlooked by Goldie’s freshly painted Wall Of Fame mural. Highlights include Sub Focus, High Contrast, Danny Byrd topped off by a closing set from Hype B2B Hazard.
Gorgon City’s Kingdom stage housed their expertly curated selection of favourite acts including Shadow Child, Klose One and Deetron in MADE’s newest arena The Yard. Charlie Sloth blasted smoke bubbles for Oasis’ anthemic ‘Wonderwall’ and LEVELZ showered the audience with inflatables and crowd surfed in rubber dinghies for a high energy set.
Homegrown Birmingham talent was well represented across the day; Jaykae and Dapz on the Map riled up the masses with chants of “BIRMINGHAM” while Chris Lorenzo hosted his Bass Mentality arena featuring Mike Skinner. Elsewhere, old school hip-hop DJ collective, Applebum took over The Roof Terrace, local art & culture title, Bab Mag presented their stage with live art and Seth Troxler’s Smokey Tails pop-up cooked up their signature BBQ dishes.
The party continued with the renowned official after party, MADE My Night, hosted across two neighbouring venues Boxxed and 119. Festival-goers had a second chance to catch Goldie, enjoy garage flavours from West London’s favourite fictional pirate radio station Kurupt FM, and catch a set from the city’s very own bass queen: Hannah Wants.
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Dates for MADE Festival 2018 have been announced as Saturday 28th July, follow the ticket sign up link here www.made-festival.co.uk/signup