Create Music Festival gets backing from Ashford College

Contributed by editor on Feb 07, 2017 - 06:45 AM

Ashford’s Create Music Festival has been given a welcome boost, with Ashford College back on board as a key supporter for the event’s 22nd year.



The college are the sponsors of Create Festival 2017 Stages.

Funded and organised by Ashford Borough Council, the festival will take place at Victoria Park on Saturday 22nd July 2017 from 12noon until 9pm.

The new state of the art college, which will welcome new pupils in September this year, is heading up the roll call of festival partners after agreeing to support the Create Main Stage and DJ Area.

The Ashford College Main Stage will boast some of the regions’ best up-and-coming live music acts alongside a high profiled headliner, due to be announced in the coming weeks! The Ashford College DJ Stage will also be a mix of local and regional acts, which will also showcase the technical ability and equipment within the College’s Music Tech courses.

Rob Forsyth, Team Leader in Art & Design and Music Tech at Ashford College, said: “It is important for us to meet with and be seen by the thousands of local people that attend Create, as well as give our music technology students a range of practical onsite festival experience.

Cllr Jessamy Blanford, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure, said: “2017 will be a landmark year for Ashford College, and we are pleased that Create will be able to play a valuable part in this.

“Ashford College has always offered so much by supporting our local arts and cultural scene, and we know something as big as Create can provide them with the perfect platform to enrich their courses, spark the imagination of students, and help kick-start their careers.”

There are still opportunities for sponsors and event partners to get on board. If you would like to know more, please contact Chris Dixon

Don’t forget, there is also still time to apply for the chance to perform at Create 2017. If you think you’ve got what it takes to entertain the crowds and would like to be in with a chance to play, then what are you waiting for - apply online! Performers of all genres, from bands, DJs, singer-songwriters and performance poets are all encouraged to sign up. The closing date for entries is 12noon on Friday 17th February. You can apply online at:

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