Ska le­gends to top the bill

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

What a se­lec­tion! Ska le­gends The Selecter have been an­nounced as the head­line act for the town’s an­nual mu­sic fes­ti­val.

The Two-Tone group is fa­mous for hits in­clud­ing Three Minute Hero, Miss­ing Words and On My Ra­dio, and has been se­cured for the Create Fes­ti­val in Ash­ford in July this year.

Orig­i­nal mem­ber Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hen­drick­son still fronts the group along­side a roll call of tal­ented mu­si­cians.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Chris Dixon said: “To get such a high pro­file band to be part of our fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tion is a real feat and a mea­sure of how far the fes­ti­val has come over the years.”

This year will be Create’s 22nd year, and will fea­ture more than 40 bands, solo per­form­ers, DJs and acts from the area.

Mr Dixon said there is still time for mu­si­cians and acts to get in­volved, with the clos­ing date for en­tries set for noon next Fri­day (Fe­bru­ary 17).

Ash­ford Col­lege has been con­firmed as one of the main spon­sors of this year’s fes­ti­val, which is or­gan­ised and funded by Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil.

Pupils from the new col­lege in El­wick Road will sup­port the main stage and DJ area, with mu­sic tech stu­dents run­ning the DJ stage.

Two-Tone group The Selecter are to head­line Create Fes­ti­val in Ash­ford in July

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