Tickets are now on sale for Wolverhampton’s first-ever Creation Day festival. - two days of incredible live music from legendary UK bands who are set to rock West Park as part of the new festival next summer.
Happy Mondays, Editors, Ash, Echo & the Bunnymen, Black Grape and Sleeper are just some of the amazing acts set to take to the stage in West Park over the weekend of May 29 and 30 2021.
Creation Day festival forms part of City of Wolverhampton Council’s ongoing commitment to re-light the city, help boost the local economy and offer high-profile events to attract visitors.
The two-day event is organised by the council in partnership with Toura Toura Festivals and Alan McGee, founder of the iconic Creation Records label - formed in 1983, becoming one of the key labels in 80s and 90s indie music. Over the years, he has worked with such major acts as Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Oasis.
Next year’s festival will see stars from Creation Records join forces with other well-known bands to perform their biggest hits from 12.30pm to 10.45pm.
Bands playing on Saturday are Happy Mondays, Echo & the Bunnymen, Cast, Black Grape and Echobelly as well as new artists Shambolics, The Clockworks and The Illicits. The line-up includes a Creation Day exclusive as it will be the first time that frontman Shaun Ryder has performed with his two bands, Happy Mondays and Black Grape, at one festival. Acts lined up for Sunday are Editors, Friendly Fires, Ash, Sleeper, Glasvegas, The Wedding Present as well as up and coming performers Heavy Lungs, Cat SFX and Marquis Drive.
Other attractions at the two-day event include a fairground and a wide variety of food and drink stalls. Support for festival goers with access requirements will be available.
City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Ian Brookfield said: “Creation Day is a really exciting event for our city and I’d like to invite all our local music fans to get their tickets.
“Thanks to our partnership with Alan and his many years of experience in the music business, we’ve been able to offer a great mix between old favourites and some up and coming acts.”
Creation Day will be fully risk assessed to reflect the latest safety requirements at the time of the festival. Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, details may be subject to change.