Create Fesitval logo in black

Returning July 2020

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.

We can't wait to be back next year! You can check out the full 2019 lineup here.

Create Platform logo in white

July 2020

Our sister event, Create Platform is an exciting week-long programme of live arts events, fringe activities and happenings around Ashford. Platform 2019 saw 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.

You can revisit Platform's 2019 programme here.

Check out one of our little films about the festival

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Some highlights from Create Festival 2019!

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Eric MacLennan's work collected at Create Platform and Festival will be on display at the Turner Contemporary from this weekend.
Bring your certificate if you still have it and wear your badge on the day! During the afternoon, refreshments will be served and you will have a chance to meet some of your fellow artists. See if you can spot your painting in the gallery amongst the other five hundred! Look on the outside of the building to see if you can identify the photo of your own hand!
Thank so much for your wonderful embracing of this idea. You are inspirational!Eric MacLennan • Ashford Bandstand • Today from 12pm and at Create Festival

Beginning with an antiquated artists drawing group setting up for some landscape painting. A story that delightfully mixes historical biography with the fast contemporary world we now occupy.
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Lady Bird are looking for local bands to support on their in-tour. Are you local to Tunbridge Wells or Margate? Follow the instructions on the post! ... See MoreSee Less

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There is only one celebration worthy of Mr Harper's Birthday Party, and that's racing birthday cake slices! ... See MoreSee Less

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Snowdogs had a 'paw-some' time at Mr Harper's Birthday Party this year! ... 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"

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

"Edinburgh Festival's
finest, in the
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