Let’s Dance: Festival Creates Bowie party
A special celebration of the life and work of David Bowie will be the centrepiece of the Create Festival’s 21st anniversary.
David Live! - which is regarded as one of the best David Bowie tribute acts and covers bands in the UK - will headline the music festivals’s main stage at the event being held in Ashford’s Victoria Park on Saturday, July 23 from 11.30am to 9pm.
From recreating Ziggy Stardust in 1973, through to his Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983, this authentic interpretation and performance will take you on a journey through the golden years of Bowie, who died earlier this year.
Create is one of the biggest free music festivals in Kent - attracting more than 13,000 people throughout the day.
This year’s event is the first to be held on a Saturday rather than the usual Sunday.
As with previous Creates, young local acts will perform alongside regional and national headline acts across many stages, and there will also be street theatre, market stalls, food and drink areas and children’s rides.
The Revelation stage headliners will be Gentlemen of Few, the young Kent-based bluegrass rockers.
Create Festival organiser Chris Dixon, said: “This year has seen the passing of all too many music icons but the death of David Bowie truly shocked the nation. Radio stations played his back catalogue immediately and even to the casual fan it was apparent that his music has been the soundtrack to our lives.
“So this year, we have decided to take Glastonbury’s lead of paying homage to the legend and booking one of the best tributes around.”
Festival-goers can look forward to four live music stages, familyfun activities and a firework finale.
There will also be an Olympic themed Brazilian birthday bash, a ‘Love Ashford’ zone with featuring town centre crafters and foodies, and the launch of a new sculpture trail.
Create will kick off the night before with a live warm-up gig Made In Kent at Revelation St Mary’s in the town centre, showcasing local bands Empathy Test, Phoebe Warden and O Mataeus.
For more information on this event and for tickets call 01233 663201
Above, there’ll be Olympic-themed fun for the family; Synthwave duo Empathy Test, left, will perform a warm-up show for the Create Music Festival and Gentlemen of Few, below, will be on the Revelation Stage
Bowie tribute act David Live