Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season
This year's festival season may have seen its disasters, but Made In America closed the summer of 2013 with a bang!
The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd be a fool to have missed.
Taking place over August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia, the Saturday kicked things off with some impressive acts. Feisty California sisters Haim performed early on in the afternoon with a thoroughly entertaining set, in terms of both music and audience interaction, on the Liberty Stage where other must-see artists such as Deadmau5, 2 Chainz and triple BRIT winning Emeli Sande also thrilled the crowd. The Freedom Stage saw the likes of Rudimental further establish their place in the hearts of a large proportion of festival goers, while the Skate Park Stage saw much smaller bands such as Ohio group Cloud Nothings and New Jersey D&B duo Brick & Mortar get the ultimate chance to showcase their talents. The main Rocky Stage was, of course, the real crowd bringer, with Beyonce headlining and Phoenix and Imagine Dragons delivering the uttermost electrifying rock shows of the night.
Beyonce performing live at the 2013 Made in America festival - Philadelphia
Sunday brought with it some brilliant performances too, with a much anticipated headline set from Nine Inch Nails who followed other Rocky Stage stars Queens of the Stone Age - who were extremely on top of their game -, Wiz Khalifa and The Gaslight Anthem. Calvin Harris was the main attraction on the Liberty Stage, but Miguel delivered one of the most easy-listening sets of the day. The Freedom Stage saw worldwide charting duo AlunaGeorge perform a stand out electronic set, while Nashville's Diarrhea Planet didn't hold anything back (pardon the expression) for their rocking show on the Skate Park Stage.
And if all that didn't sound incredible enough, those unlucky enough not to have secured a ticket were treated to live streaming sessions via YouTube so that nobody was left out of this amazing show. Bring on 2014!