Despite Government led economic chaos and an RMT national rail strike, DIY and Kili presents Made Me Like It festival exceeds expectations.

Jesse Joe Stark plays the Courtyard Theatre at the Made Me Like It festival

Pressure ..what pressure! As the last week of September heralded in market and £ Sterling currency meltdown due to the new Tory Government “not so mini” budget, and the RMT union added another day of national rail strike on the Saturday of the festival, you could be forgiven for a moment of uncertainty as to what the outcome of this inaugural emerging artist mini festival showcase might be!

Despite everything the decision was taken to carry on and in the event it proved to be the right decision. All the bands organised there travel around it and despite a slow start for some of the first-ons, the arrival of fans steadily grew throughout the afternoon to fill each of the five stages to near capacity by early evening.

Whatever size of crowd, every artist came prepared to give it their all and these included some of the UK’s most exciting young talent breaking into the mainstream including Deadletter, Walt Disco, Do nothing, Low Hummer and Swim School, both of who played the DIY stage.

Organised as a London Shoreditch venue crawl to include XOYO, Village Underground, Colours, Courtyard Theatre and DIY was not only partner to the whole event but took over the iconic Old Blue Last stage for the afternoon.

Full line up: