Let’s Dance: Fes­ti­val Cre­ates Bowie party

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

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

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