Three Minute Heroes
Crowds enjoyed the sunshine and a feast of live music at Ashford’s Create Festival.
The stage was set up in Victoria Park and ska band The Selecter performed a showpiece set on Saturday night.
They were joined by Ashfordbased groups such as Himali Blues, who combine their experiences in the Gurkha community with their love for rock music, and Riskee and the Ridicule, who combine grime, hip-hop and heavy metal.
There were also popular performances by Faversham-based blues and rock group Flawless Carbon and Salvation Jayne.
On the community stage, Ashford Community Choir members were in good voice.
The festival, organised by Ashford Borough Council, boasted a line-up of more than 30 bands and DJs, outdoor theatre and puppetry.
More t han 12,000 people enjoyed the afternoon and evening of entertainment, with as many as 5,000 at the set by The Selecter. The 2 Tone band had hits in the late 70s and early 80s with songs such as On My Radio and Three Minute Hero.
The council’s portfolio holder for culture, Cllr Mike Bennett, said: “I am really pleased to see Create attracted so many people. It just goes to show how the festival is valued.
“It’s thanks to the support from local talent, businesses and sponsors that we are able to work together to deliver something as positive as this for our community.”
Crowds gather to watch performers at the Create Festival. Inset, headliners The Selecter
Charlie Tophill on the Revelation stage