Create Fesitval logo in black

Saturday July 20 2019
11:30 – 21:30

Create Festival is an intimate one-day festival, set in Ashford’s gorgeous Victoria Park. With 4 small music stages, hosting a line-up packed full of national and local talent, Create can truly call itself one of the biggest free music festivals in the South East.

Check out the full 2019 lineup here.

Create Platform logo in white

15 – 21 July 2019

Our sister event, Create Platform is an exciting week-long programme of live arts events, fringe activities and happenings around Ashford. Platform brings unique and exclusive experiences to the town, such as DJ sets in a church; performance poets in pubs; circus in the streets and even a spoof version of 'JAWS' outside a cinema.

Check out Platform's 2019 programme here.

Check out one of our little films about the festival

Some highlights from Create Festival 2018!

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19 hours ago

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Our final speaker at the Artist Networking Event on 19th June is local artist Jaz Ellington.
Jaz may be best known for his appearance on The Voice UK in 2012, where he performed a ground-breaking rendition of John Legend’s ‘Ordinary People’, stirring up a frenzy on social media. Since then, Jaz has gone on to perform various gigs around the country, and has even opened for the legendary Lauryn Hill. Jaz was selected as one of the top six singers to represent England in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, and has also landed himself the opportunity to work with Will.I.Am on a project for NASA.
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Our second speaker at the Artist Networking Event at Lost Sheep Coffee on the 19th June is David Manders.
David is an artist manager with over 20 years’ experience and a background in running clubs, tour managing and label management. He is founder and director of Liquid Management, who are now guiding the careers of Ren Harvieu (Bella Union), LIFE (PIAS), Flamingods (Moshi Moshi), Animal Noise, and have recently closed a distribution deal with InGRooves for the label Ears To Learn With Records. Liquid Management also launched the career and spent 8 years managing Public Service Broadcasting, and still run their self-releasing record label - Test Card Recordings - with their past 4 releases selling over 300k copies worldwide.
PSB have shown how an independent label and band can go at it alone and compete on an even playing field with established record labels. The band are now signed to Play It Again Sam and their new album Every Valley reached #4 in the UK album
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Our first speaker at the Artist Networking at Lost Sheep Coffee on the 19th June is Adrian Cooke.
Adrian Cooke is Music Relationship Manager for Arts Council England, based in the South East area but with a national role for Contemporary Popular Music. A champion for increased public funding for the rock & pop sector and talent development, Adrian has previous experience in promoting live music, running festivals, record label management and rights licensing.
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2 days ago

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Terry Hall of @thespecials will be performing at @RevelationAsh on the 18th July, supported by The Petty Thieves. Tickets available revelationashford.co.uk/whats-on/terry-hall-dj-set/. Not to be missed! ... See MoreSee Less

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Create logo consisting of the letter C in black, pink and yellow on a yellow circular background

"Create Festival is a mini-Glastonbury without the need for a ticket or a tent"

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