Graffiti Jam: A celebration of Goldie & 25 Years of Metalheadz

This Friday renowned graffiti artists AKSE, QUBEK, KREK, MERS, DINGUS, DIRTY FACES, and SEAZ are doing a live graffiti workshop/auction/social event underneath Mancunian Way at Projekts Skatepark.

By Steven Pankhurst | 26 September 2019

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MIMF are teaming up with Sweet Nothing, a faceless movement based in Manchester that raises money for the homeless through social events with music, art and food, to host a graffiti jam in celebration of Goldie’s long-standing career and 25 years of his iconic Metalheadz.

A very special piece by AKSE P19 will also be up for auction; the canvas is a tribute to a local legend who holds an extremely special place in the hearts of many, not only in Manchester but far and wide across the drum & bass world.

As the event is partnering with Design Manchester, legendary graphic and paste-up artist Swifty (MoWax, Straight No Chaser), will be in attendance to represent the city’s city-wide creative festival DM19 (11-24 November), and will be doing some live ad-hoc pieces to launch the festival’s new creative identity.

Over the last 25 years, Metalheadz has earned a unique place in UK dance music and drum and bass history, moving beyond the confines of a normal record label and establishing itself as a cultural movement.

With UK dance legend and national icon Goldie at the helm, Metalheadz has gone from strength to strength delivering some of the most important records and an ever-expanding roster of drum and bass innovators throughout the last quarter of a century.

Goldie isn’t only renowned for his music & acting but he’s also an underground graffiti legend who featured on Africa Bambaataa’s documentary “Bombing” and took part in the largest ever British graffiti battle alongside Bristol based artist 3D, one of the founders of Massive Attack.

This is one not to be missed..come down and PAY AS YOU FEEL on the door. All proceeds will be split between The Marcus Intalex Music Foundation and, charity for the homeless, Mustard Tree.

The day will be rounded off with a very special anniversary showcase in collaboration with Gorilla, where Goldie and a formidable lineup of Metalheadz artists and affiliates will take to the stage marking this significant milestone.


Graffiti Jam: A celebration of Goldie & 25 Years of Metalheadz

Where: 97 London Road, Manchester, M1 2PG
When: Friday 27 October, 5pm – 11pm
Tickets: Pay As You Feel