Ska legends top bill of more than 40 live acts
In the build-up to this weekend’s Create Festival, the new Create Platform events and activities are taking over the town and Victoria Park is getting ready to host ska legends The Selecter.
Led by frontwoman Pauline Black and original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, The Selecter will headline on the Ashford College Main Stage.
Following the huge success of last year’s 21st birthday, the free festival will once again offer a packed programme of music on Saturday, with more than 40 bands, acts, solo performers and DJ’s from the area performing throughout the day.
Headlining the Revelation Ashford Stage are Kent’s garage rock band, The Bay Rays, who have previously performed at Glastonbury.
T h e Cr e a t e main stage, which is sponsored by Ashford College, will see performances by popular local favourites Riskee & The Ridicule, Salvation Jayne, and the Paul Dunton Orchestra. They will be supported by a team of Ashford College Music Technology students working behind the scenes. The new County Square Community Stage will have the backdrop of the park’s Hubert Fountain, and will showcase hundreds of songsters as Ashford Rock Choir, Ashford Concert Band, and Ashford Community Choir perform. There will also be a new and improved street food and creative market, in amongst street entertainers, face painters and children’s rides. The night will close with a pyrotechnic display around the Hubert Fountain. This Sunday, from 11am to 2.30pm, Create Platform will host a free family picnic around the fountain to celebrate the 176th birthday of George Harper, the man who gifted the landmark to the park. David Live, the David Bowie tribute act will return for a special two-hour show at Revelation Ashford tomorrow (Friday) night. For more i nformation visit www.createfestival. co.uk or www.facebook.com/ashfordcreate
Pauline Black, lead singer of headline act The Selecter