Do you have what it takes for fes­ti­val?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On - By Tim Collins

tcollins@thek­m­group.co.uk Bud­ding rock stars and DJs could be in with a chance of per­form­ing at Ash­ford’s Cre­ate fes­ti­val this sum­mer.

The or­gan­is­ers are ea­ger to hear from bands, DJs, singer­song­writ­ers and mu­si­cians of all gen­res keen to make their mark.

Last year’s Cre­ate broke all records, with more than 13,000 peo­ple flock­ing to Vic­to­ria Park in Ash­ford to see lo­cal acts per­form along­side head­lin­ers Dodgy.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Chris Dixon said: “Ash­ford is re­ally start­ing to es­tab­lish it­self as a place for year-round, high pro­file mu­sic.

“Cre­ate will aim to be the cen­tre­piece, pack­ing in the best of Ash­ford’s arts as well as mu­sic from around the re­gion into one spec­tac­u­lar day. If you think you’ve got what it takes, don’t miss your chance.”

The fes­ti­val, on Sun­day, July 27, will be suit­able for all ages, with home-grown tal­ent along­side big name mu­si­cians and the­atri­cal and spo­ken word acts.

There will also be a show at St Mary’s Church in the town cen­tre, spon­sored by Right Track Mu­sic, with a high pro­file head­line act sup­ported by lo­cal bands.

This year, the fes­ti­val will have a ‘Cre­ate for Cre­ate’ theme, with per­form­ers, mu­sic lovers and oth­ers chal- lenged to cre­ate some­thing unique be­fore the fes­ti­val, from crafts to video blogs.

The head­line acts will be an­nounced in the com­ing months. The clos­ing date for en­tries for sup­port slots is noon on Mon­day, March 10.

Ap­ply at www.ash­ford.gov. uk/cre­ate

Riskee and the Ridicule play Cre­ate last year; inset, fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Chris Dixon

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