MADE Festival

MADE Festival is one of the Midlands’ most loved annual music and arts festivals. Starting in inner-city Birmingham in 2014, over the past 8 years it has celebrated the best of the region’s contemporary music and street arts performers, whilst inviting some of the world’s best known artists to headline. 

Specially designed for the Birmingham 2022 Festival - MADE invites a strong line up of the region’s best musicians, DJs, street and visual artists for a day of high quality entertainment. The programme will see collabs with British and Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute and Girl Grind, highlighting the region’s exciting and flourishing music scene . Wolves Records, an independent label, will be presenting a line up of Black Country top talent.

13:00-15:00 LFM

Founder of MADE Festival, LFM is well known as one of the West Midlands' best DJs  who has supported some of the world's biggest artists. 

16:15-17:30 BIMM Takeover

British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) specialise in providing the highest quality of academic education alongside hands-on, exciting experiences, helping students find their place in the music and events industry. BIMM will be taking over the Beacon Stage and presenting some of the hottest new bands including singers and DJs studying at BIMM, including Liv Cambell, Amadeus TMM, Kieran Atticus and Ekstatic.

15:00-16:15 Mali

One of Birmimgham's busiest and most consistent DJs, Mali has played in the city for over a decade and is a familiar face at many of the best events the region has to offer. 

18:30-19:30 Wolves Records

Things just got LOUDER! Wolves Records is the brand new record label making changes in the music industry. They introduce the freshest new Black Country talent to a global fanbase. Performing at Smithfield Festival Site is:

Reepa - the Wolverhampton born and raised rapper has been hitting the scene with some heavy flows and bars for over 10 years and is now making his way through the Midlands scene. 

The Nu- Smashing festivals around the UK such as The Great Escape and  110 Above, The Nu is what would happen if Van Halen and The Killers joined forces.

Jerub - Born in Nigeria and moving to Nottingham in his early teenage years, Jerub has been around a variety of music growing up, such as Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin. Thanks to the exposure to different cultures and musical genres, the BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Introducing talent search finalist, has already built up a fanbase due to his soothing and rich vocals, raw storytelling and effortlessly blended gospel, soul and pop.

19:30 - 20:15 Joe Hunt

Joe Hunt has been DJing for over 20 years, making him a household name in the Midlands. Promoter of NICE Underground Garage, Joe has been hosting across the airwaves of Brum for years and is sure to bring the party.

20:15-21:15 Girl Grind Showcase

GIRL GRIND UK strives for equality and the visibility of women, girls and non binary people within the arts. . Championing the best womxn talent from across the region, they’ll be presenting a stellar line up of acts including resident DJ Tu3sday, Nakeeta, a versatile and multi talented musician mixing and fusing different sounds together. Mya Remi will be bringing big-boss vibes with loud beats, followed by BRIXX and her gritty Blackbox Freestyle rapping.

21:15-22:00 Frenetic

Frenetic is one of D&B's most loved DJs. With a brilliant  track selection, coupled with high technical ability, she will bring quality drum and bass mixes to Smithfield. 

Plus look out for all of our daily activities: Each day at 2:15pm, Pride House will host interviews on our Beacon Stage with queer athletes participating across the Games. Whilst just scratching the surface on their experience, we want to offer a visible platform to celebrate the athletes and the work Pride House are doing during the Games. 

Take time to explore our Spaghetti Junction inspired brand new inflatable art installation, watch live sports from across the games on our big screen, play table tennis against a robot, stumble on circus performances and watch a host of brand new films, music videos and digital commissions screening throughout the day, including a fantastic new digital visual spectacular every day at 6pm. 

We’re also playing host to daily performances from acclaimed dance-circus ensemble Motionhouse, who will be bringing back the unique and spectacular globe from our Festival opening show, Wondrous Stories. Plus look out for a living green space within the heart of Smithfield, created by the National Trust and featuring more than 70 young trees, colourful benches and hammocks, the installation provides somewhere visitors can connect with the natural world, relax and play in between the Games’ high-energy events.