The home grown Made In Leeds has taken place at The Tetley in Leeds since its inaugural event in 2014, and moves to a new site at Thwaite Mills in 2017. Combining a number of the city’s most iconic and popular club brands and music venues, Made In Leeds Festival has attracted thousands of the city’s most avid clubbers to its gates to dance to some of the most talented DJs and residents from local events and around the world. Now set to take its place in front of the stunning river-side backdrop of a former bustling industrial site.
The selection of promoters who have been employed to host the stages at Made In Leeds Festival have included the oldest club in the city, The Warehouse, who joined the billing in 2015 with the likes of Steve Lawler and Miguel Campbell representing their long running establishment. Aside from The Warehouse, the legendary Leeds institution Back To Basics have been on hand since the opening year, providing some of the best music at the festival bringing artists such as Claude VonStroke, wAFF and Darius Syrossian, not to mention a selection of its esteemed residents including Laura Jones, Denney, James Barnsley and Frenchy.
On Lower Briggate in Leeds, not far from the festival’s original home, is Mission, one of the largest clubs in the city and the home of Insomnia, another of the festival hosts. Together with Bar Fibre the promoters have welcomed the likes of Tough Love, Arun Verone, Tchami and Cause & Affect to Leeds, amongst many others.
With a VIP area that has past been hosted by Fibre and more recently Ralph Lawson’s 2020 Vision, a number of carnival rides and boutique food stalls, MIL Festival is one of the most exciting festival ventures to come to Leeds for a number of years, and the big move to Thwaite Mills can only strengthen its position.