The following bands and artists will be performing at Creation Fest 2018.
More bands still to be announced - watch this space over the coming months!
Bright City is a family of artists from St Peter’s Church, Brighton, UK. With authentic and brave creativity, our vision is to see our church, city and world come alive through worshipping Jesus.
Bright City’s story is one of a brave family of artists set free to serve God, serve our Church and serve our City.
St Peter’s Church was planted in 2009 in Brighton, a city on England’s south coast bursting with creativity and life. Graphic designers, illustrators and artists, sculptors, dancers and photographers – Brighton is a thriving, artistic melting pot with a world-renowned music scene. Home to everyone from Adele and Fatboy Slim to buskers and university music students, it’s a city that the church wanted to engage with as well as meet the needs of.
Archie and Sam Coates (Vicar of St Peter’s) positioned worship at the centre of church life and established St Peter’s as a chaplaincy to the city’s many artists. Creatives were drawn to the church, including songwriters Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons, Blessed Be Your Name), Martin Smith (Delirious?, Majesty, Waiting Here For You), and a new generation of producers, musicians and song-writers. Led by worship pastor Paul Nelson, the natural progression was an intentional gathering of this group in 2014, birthing 13 songs. The songs became the self-titled debut album Bright City, released in March 2015 - a record including songs that are comfortable in a traditional church setting (such as ‘We Believe’ and ‘Forever Yours’) and others with a far wider appeal (such as ‘Colour’- broadcast at the Sydney NYE firework display and is on the playlists of UK-wide store chains and gyms).
Over the following years Bright City has been established as a family of artists (across music, dance, production and visual arts) who serve and lead the worship life of St Peter’s and unite around a vision to see our church, city and world come alive through worshipping Jesus. A new expression for a new generation of worshippers, our values of authenticity, bravery and creativity (our ABC) run through the core of all we do.
The second studio album Hello Maker was released in July 2017, including songs ‘Rock of Our Salvation’ and ‘Maker of the Moon’ - an intentionally more church/worship based record. “The project is a collection of honest and brave offerings to the One we were made for,” explains worship pastor Paul Nelson. “Birthed in worship, in our journey as the Bright City family and in the context of the City we do life in, we hope that in some way the songs bring you face to face with your maker, as they have done for us.”
This year Bright City are releasing new music (Still Vol 2 – March 2018), taking part in Brighton’s Fringe Festival (England’s largest Arts Festival), running worship events in Brighton as well leading worship around the country at Spring Harvest, HTB Focus and Rocknations.×
Formed in 2017, 3 singers, two guitars. Singer/songwriters Leigh Coleman, Richard James, and Adam ‘in the hat’ Moran combined to create songs drenched in melody & harmony. With a debut EP due in spring 2018 these guys are bringing something fresh to the pop/folk/country scene.
‘A trio of wonderfully talented Devon musician, hauntingly beautiful originals, we can’t wait to hear more from them’ Noizze.co.uk×
Dance Like Kings are an energetic indie/pop collective based in Southern England. With key influences coming from Paramore, Mumford & Sons, and Rend Collective, the DLK team have set out to produce anthemic singalong's that come pre-fitted with explosive energy & celebration.
DLK hold an authentic message of hope at the heart of their songwriting, trusting that every release will reach beyond the music.×
Daughters of Davis is made up of two sisters, Fern & Adrienne Davis, with a band name proud to declare their family heritage, the sisters began an adventure that imperatively needed that bond. They sold everything, quit their jobs and took to living life in a rusted campervan brought off Ebay... As events unfolded, disaster and miracles were seen, the girls kept home in their hearts, but took their lives to the edge as they continued on with their music. Today the girls have toured & opening shows for the likes of Peter Andre, Leona Lewis, Sam Bailey & Beyoncé to name a few. They have even scaled Europe supporting Eels and Rebecca Ferguson however the heights of today touring in their Elddis motorhome are a far cry from the days the girls gave up everything in the summer of 2011 to live in a van & tour the UK. The girls provide a performance of high energy, soulful sounds & stories that will inspire, this is a band not to be missed.×
Think of Flight Brigade as a family as much as a seven-strong band and you start to understand the chemistry between them. Think of their songs as epic stories to which each member is essential and you begin to grasp what makes their music so powerful. Watch them perform and you can’t fail to be struck by the special bond they share.
Flight Brigade’s strength in numbers suits the scope of their songs. The grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, With male/female vocals & strings set amidst synths & heavy guitars, their explosive live show feels like it’s their last day on earth, ‘as if Arcade Fire had a face off with Fleetwood Mac and then Renaissance came in for the kill’.
Festival appearances have included Glastonbury, Bestival, Great Escape, Beautiful Days, Larmer Tree, Blissfields, Boomtown as well as Reeperbahn in Germany. In 2016 they released their debut album ‘Our Friends Our Enemies’. Named one of Time Out’s ‘Rising Stars’, radio play has included, Dan O’Connell Radio X, Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music, Gary Crawley, BBC Introducing London, Bob Harris & Janice Long, BBC Radio 2, as well as Tom Allen, CBC Radio 2, Canada. In Germany they reached number 13 on the German college airplay charts. Their songs have been used on ‘Made In Chelsea’ and Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’. The band have spent autumn 2017 recording their second album live at The Visconti Studio with producer Chris Porter. Members Ollie, Thomas and Dorry also compose for film and TV, an expanding side project that has a commission for ITV, an advert for NBC in the states, and independent films such as the upcoming ‘Learning the Ropes’ narrated by Ray Winstone,×
Guvna B is a double MOBO award winning, Rap and Grime artist from London. Known for his positive, energetic and inspiring lyricism, his breakthrough album SECRET WORLD was the UK’s highest charting ‘clean’ rap album in 2015. In 2017 his debut book UNPOPULAR CULTURE became an Amazon bestseller, and his hit single NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD amassed over 1 million views on YouTube.
Courage and boldness not to follow the stereotypical trends of music today has led to many doors opening for Guvna B. He has shared his views on youth culture while retaining the essential ability to make excellent music. A talent that has been acknowledged not only by a growing fan base, but also by national broadcast media outlets such as BBC, Sky News, and MTV.
Guvna B’s journey so far has seen a lot being achieved within a short space of time. By the age of 20, he had won the prestigious MOBO Award as well us picking up an Urban Music Award in the same year. He has played the O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium and toured through North America, Australasia, Africa and Europe. He has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams, Matt Redman, Martin Smith, Hillsong and Nick Brewer. He has also shared stages with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Lecrae, and Wretch 32.
Not content with excelling in just music, in 2013 he founded clothing and lifestyle brand ALLO MATE, and became an author in 2017 by releasing a book entitled UNPOPULAR CULTURE which received rave reviews and endorsements from actor Richard Blackwood, Atantic Records exec Alec Boateng, and BBC 1XTRA’s DJ Ace.
“My upbringing inspired me to want to make a positive impact through music. The negative things I saw around me inspired me to do better and inspire people to be the best they can be instead of becoming stereotypical products of a negative environment” explains Guvna B.×
Since making it through to the Live Semi Finals of “ITV's Britain's Got Talent” in 2016 which saw him playing to a home audience of 18 million, the name Josh Curnow has rocketed into the public eye.
Josh is a full time singer song writer based in Cornwall and has played all over Europe supporting the likes of Scouting for Girls and K.T Tunstall.
He also travels up and down the UK spreading the word of God through his powerful testimony. Often in and out of schools/Churches and working along side the Christian organisation “Life stories at Lunch”.
With the release of his debut album earlier in the year and top London officials in the mix, Josh is quickly being recognised as a big contender in the music industry.
A true polished professional ~ Amanda Holden
He's got a bit of an Ed's Sheeran about him, we need to track his progress (Emma Cairney (BBC RADIO 1)×
KXC is a church in Kings Cross, London, which is seeking to recklessly give itself away to God, each other, and the people of King's Cross and beyond. The music KXC has produced is a soundtrack to the story of the church, with songs written and sung by KXC worship leaders Karen Gillespie, Rich di Castiglione and Tom Eccleshall. The church is led by Pete and Bee Hughes.
KXC are recording their first album live at a Worship Night at Scala, Kings Cross, London on Thursday 1st March 2018. Its being produced by Jeremy Edwardson from Jesus Culture and will be released in July.
KXC’s previous EP’s include the songs: 'Kingdom Come (Lift Up Your Heads)' which was included in the top 20 worship songs of 2016 by Worship Leader Magazine, 'Singing Over Us' which was recorded live for Worship Central's album Set Apart, 'Love Song', 'Sing It Out' and 'Now Glorious' which have been included on previous New Wine Live albums.×
Lily-Jo is a pop singer songwriter from Manchester, UK. She comes from a family of musicians and grew up singing in church. In summer 2015 Lily-Jo released her debut EP 'Need to Know', after signing a record deal with indie label LIGHT Music, home of popular charting band LZ7. After opening shows for LZ7, Lily-Jo became their female lead vocalist, embarking on a two and a half year journey of invaluable experience touring and performing in arenas and venues all across the UK and Europe, as well as shows in Belarus and at Planet shakers conference in Australia.
Throughout the spring of 2017 Lily-Jo completed her first solo UK tour as the support act for pop artist and UK X Factor winner Ben Haenow. The tour was sixteen dates across the UK and Ireland, playing to crowds of between 200-700 people per night. Lily-Jo is passionate about meeting people where they are at, whether that is within schools, clubs, festivals, and churches. She is passionate about inspiring and igniting freedom within her audience.
Not only is Lily-Jo a musician she is also a qualified Counsellor and has a passion to see people living their lives to the full whilst embracing their true potential. In early 2016 Lily-Jo launched an online self help resource called The Lily-Jo Project. The web resource features information, interviews, videos, practical tools, on the most common mental health issues including; Low mood, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss. The resource has been nominated and shortlisted for several awards, and last year won a Premier digital award for ‘best use of digital media in youth work’. Lily-Jo promotes her web resource at her live shows, to date the site has had just over 17,000 hits. Lily-Jo is passionate about going into schools and meeting with young people face to face. She offers workshops on emotional wellbeing and self esteem. LJ has seen girls handing in their (self harm) blades after lessons and moving into a place of healing. Lily-Jo’s work around mental health has opened doors for her to speak out and be featured in local and national press including; BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Breakfast, Radio City Talk, Liverpool to mention a few. Her music has also been play listed on local and national radio stations throughout the UK and Europe.×
NewKings is a Christian Americana band from Bartlesville, OK. Formed in 2013, the band consists of Aaron Vaughan, Jeff Wann, Josh "Pugzly" Adams, & Caleb "Jack" Adams. Encompassing the sounds of folk, rock, blues & soul, the band's unique sound is driven by stellar vocals over American roots music.×
Noel Robinson is a international worship leader, music pastor, songwriter and producer who’s mandate is to see the body of Christ rise up in worship, intercession and unity in this generation.
Noel has been involved in Worship ministry for over 20years. Noel’s ability to cross over the many cultural and diverse expressions of worship has allowed him to stand and lead at many leading events and conferences across the world. He has partnered with many ministries from Morris Cerrullo, Rienhart Bonke, Spring Harvest, Baptist Assembly, AOG, Elim churches, renewal Worship Encounters plus many more!
He is the founder of The Kingdom Worship Movement (KWM) and its flagship event The Renewal Worship Encounters. He continues to work and be influential within the worship leaders fraternity working with many of His peers like Graham Kendrick, Fred Hammond, Lara Martin, Israel Houghton, Ron Kenoly, Noel Richards, Mark Beswick, Godfrey Birtill, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Peter Wilson (Hillsong) plus many more.×
Philippa Hanna is an acclaimed British singer-songwriter currently splitting her time between Sheffield, Nashville and a hectic international touring schedule.
Since her first public performance with an acoustic guitar in 2007, Philippa has released five albums, a live DVD and has had two autobiographical books published. Having notched up over one thousand live performances in twenty-five countries over the past decade, she has demonstrated what can be achieved by independent artist with a little help from her fans.
As well as becoming a leading light in the Christian & Gospel scene in Europe, the Barnsley-born singer has been invited to open tours for household names including Lionel Richie, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, Wet Wet Wet and Anastacia, highlighting the broadness of her appeal. Having gained on-going support from the BBC (Songs of Praise, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2), MEGS funding from the DiT/BPI and over £85,000 through crowdfunding, Philippa Hanna is growing into a widely recognised and respected brand internationally.
Born into a musical family, Philippa knew from an early age that that making music was all she wanted to do and has successfully followed in the footsteps of cousins Richard & Danny McNamara (Embrace) and brother Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai) in carving out her own path in the world of entertainment. Her music frequently draws upon her experiences of a turbulent youth, and the Christian faith she found in 2004. Through songs including I Am Amazing, Arrow and Raggedy Doll she champions self-esteem in young people whilst simultaneously raising awareness for the work of children’s charity Compassion UK for which she’s recruited over 1000 sponsors at live events.
Her latest album Come Back Fighting takes Philippa back to her country routes with songs such as Off The Wagon drawing comparisons with the likes of Dolly Parton×
Steph Macleod is singer songwriter and worship leader based in Scotland, UK. His critically acclaimed debut album ‘Light In The Darkest Of Nights’ was released in 2010 and is currently working on his third studio album.
“I have a passion for God and for people. It’s my hope that the songs I write will bring them closer together.”
Steph shares the hope he found in Jesus Christ through word and song all over the world, and draws inspiration from his lived experiences and freedom from homelessness and addiction. He is committed to sharing the Gospel and the power of God’s saving grace.
Steph’s music has featured regularly on BBC Radio 2, BBC Songs of Praise, UCB, and performs and leads worship regularly. He also has a passion for mentoring the next generation of young Christian musicians and is an activist for mental health awareness. He has toured and performed with Mike Farris, Nathan Jess, Brian Houston, Chris McClarney, Martin Harley, and Mike Dawes, to name but a few.×
From an early age each member of the team has felt the call of God on their life to music and worship. God has brought us together to not only be great friends but to create a vehicle that allows peoples attention to be fixed on Jesus. Jesus is passing by and we believe our mediate is to not let people miss the Moment. This vehicle of worship then allows us to share our stories of hope that in turn will bring hope in some hopeless situations. As a team our faith levels are set to believe that we too can see miracles happen. We long for the day that blind eyes opening and the lame walking becomes the expected within times of worship.
The Moment have toured many times across the UK and USA playing in great churches such as Saddleback for Pastor Rick Warren, live TV appearances, Andrew Wommack Ministries and many more. The Moment have a recent Live worship album called ‘Not Afraid’ that went straight in at number 1 in the gospel and religious charts and also charted in the USA. Their new single ‘House of the Lord’ is coming out on 20th May 2018!
WE CANT WAIT TO BE AT CREATION FEST!×
After a handful of releases under the name "This." (Including remixes from Soul Survivor, Joe Bright and Chris Howland) producer-artist WYLD now set to carve out a new path in the Christian Music Scene.
Fuelled by a passion for good forward thinking music that sits anywhere between hiphop, pop and electronica, WYLD constantly breaks free of genre constraints and always brings a fresh excitement to music fans looking for something new.×
The All Good Things are an alternative country/bluegrass band hailing from South Cornwall. They've been playing together locally for the last three years facilitating good times, smiles and a great opportunity to release the inner hillbilly.×
Amongst Wolves from The Message Trust, bring high energy and fun to the genre of Rock, Pop/Punk with fast riffs mixed with a people who want to see a change in a generation!
The 4 piece, haling from Wales, England and Scotland were formed in September 2016.
The band’s focus is carrying on the 25 year old Message Trust vision of going into schools, prisons and local communities talking about the Christian faith and how it’s impacted their lives. They are passionate about bringing this message of hope particularly to teenagers and young adults who are on the edge of society and social groups.×
Amy is a singer/songwriter and worship leader from Barnstaple, Devon. Her solo debut worship EP, The Journey, was released at the end of 2017. The EP consists of songs written out of Amy's personal walk with God, with the hope that they'll bless & equip the local Church, and display God's heart to a world in need of good news. Amy's heart is to share the love of Christ through the songs that she writes. She is very much looking forward to being back at Creation Fest!×
Anna O’Mally is a Devon born singer/songwriter who grew up busking on the streets of Totnes and regularly gigging in pubs and clubs on the Barbican in Plymouth. In 2012 she moved to Bath to pursue music full time, and can often be found playing in pubs and clubs in nearby Bristol. Her debut album I Am Anomaly (2015) was featured on ITV’s This Morning show and BBC Introducing in the South West and is available now on iTunes and Spotify.
The honesty in Anna’s writing and performance is what makes her songs come alive. Inspired by the likes of Tori Kelly, Paloma Faith and Adele, Anna brings elements of Pop, funk and soul music together in a fresh and unique way. Anna is somewhat of an anomaly; her own story is one of resilience and perseverance which gives her music a refreshing and authentic message of hope. Come along to hear her preview songs from her upcoming release Out Of The Desert.×
Bean Baker is a young man with a fantastic voice, carrying a heart to lead people into worship. Bean has lead worship and performed at events of all sizes including New Wine, Creation Fest, River Camp, KingsStock and many Sunday Night Live’s.
As well as leading worship Bean can perform a wide repertoire of original songs and covers for all types of events including an acoustic set aimed at church cafe events such as Sunday Night Live.
Bean loves playing cross-genre, so you'll find him pulling some unexpected cats out of the bag. His songwriting also produces gems that will stay in your head for at least a week (if not more!). But above all, he creates because of his love for the Creator.
Bean brings with him a sense of Joy and fun, which tends to be incredibly infectious! This is a man who brings the presence of God into any gathering.
Bean’s eagerly anticipated EP ‘Pride and The Promise’ was released in 2017.
Bean is also experienced at working in schools, running vocal/instrumental workshops and worship seminars.×
The distinctive sound created by Braunton based band Bright Lights Collective has evolved since Iain and Merry Springate hooked up with Ant Parker back in 2015.
Before relocating to North Devon songwriter Iain (acoustic guitar and vocals) played lead guitar and wrote songs as part of the band ‘Conscience’ touring and recording in the north of England.
Merry (vocals and percussion) spent time singing soul music, singing in choirs and arranging / conducting choirs singing anything from show tunes to classical pieces.
Ant (bass) was part of the folk skiffle band ‘Why?’ that toured Europe and recorded over 10 albums during the 90s.
The band recorded their debut album ‘Miracle Contained’ in 2017 and are currently working on their second album.
Although Iain, Merry and Ant are the core members of the collective they are often joined by other musicians depending on who is around at the time!
Iain says “Bright Lights Collective brings us together to play music that celebrates people and shines a light on those situations where social justice is forgotten, and as a society we forget how to walk humbly and love justice.”×
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Campbell Sibthorpe’s music paints rich, beautifully striking stories of love and death with the tenderness of Sufjan Stevens and the flourishing complexities of Fleet Foxes. Sibthorpe’s innate curiosity for the unknown deepens in his wrestle to find where the divine meets the tragic, ecstatic or mundane; all this colliding amongst a backdrop of soaring melodies and brash emotion.×
Claire is a singer/songwriter and worship leader who lives in Devon with her husband Andrew and two boys, Noah and Elijah. She not only has a passion to help lead people into the presence of God within the church, but also to make His name known outside it. Her powerful voice and sensitive song writing are sure to captivate!×
Dave Griffiths cut his teeth in rock band BOSH and then went on to develop a highly acclaimed, boundary-pushing worship project called Chaos Curb. He has toured the country with Martin Smith, co-written and produced with many others, and is now a fully-fledged solo artist. His latest album, ‘Here & Now’ is a summation of his musical journey so far as well as going in new directions.×
Dire is an award winning deeply soulful singer songwriter whose style of music is a blend of eclectic soul, with a fusion of jazz and classical notes. His vocal versatility instantly draws listeners to his music, as he is a vivid story teller, weaving evocative soundscapes as he navigates listeners through his life journey.
Already with a record number of no.1 tracks on the UK Christian Chart, his latest release ‘No Delay’ garnered him even more attention within the contemporary Christian music scene and beyond. Dire has featured on numerous TV and Radio station including TBN UK, United Christian Broadcast (UCB), Premier Gospel, BBC Music Introducing, Cross Rhythm, Colourful Radio, among others.
After a successful break on to the biggest Christian Music Festival stage in Europe (The Big Church Day Out), Dire recently maxed out the renowned music venue Hard Rock Café, London at his debut headline show. He also featured during the 2016 UK tour of Grammy Award Winning Artist Pastor Charles Jenkins and has been in high demand within and outside of the UK.
Dire continues to write great songs with the hope that his songs could be the bridge to connect the contemporary world with the Word of God.×
Esther is the worship leader for the Accessibility stream – a tailor made teaching ministry designed for people with additional needs.
Esther has been the worship leader at St Austell Baptist church for the last 8 years. She is a mother of 5 children, married to Dave for 26 years. Esther’s is passionate about sharing the Gospel and particularly through music.
As well as worship leading Esther also has been part of a Jazz and swing duo, a Fleetwood Mac Tribute band & rock band with many of the gigs being undertaken as Charity events.
She believes that the Gospel message is for all people and can be made accessible through different expressions. The music and worship available during the week will be simple yet profound and designed for people with additional needs.×
West London Grime artist Feed’Em is an exciting UK Christian Rap prospect with diverse flows and lyrical content. The 26 year old mc was introduced to grime in secondary school where he formed a local grime crew with fellow schoolmates. Shortly after being saved Feed’Em, born Tracy Lenga begun to rhyme about his new found faith to his non-believing friends. It was until 2015 that Feed’Em started to pursue music as career with the release of his debut mixtape ‘You Can Know The Half’ where his music business degree came in handy as he independently toured in the UK live gig circuit, with notable songs such as ‘God Gets The Glory’ being nominated at Jump Release Music Video Awards and ‘Nobody Knows’ Track of the week on Premier Christian Radio. His unique blend of UK Grime and mainstream Hip-Hop keeps his flow unpredictable giving his listeners something different each time. Feed’Em is doing music full time working for a premier Black British Gospel record label as well as managing his own brand Feed’Em Music Group, which is responsible for #FMGUK and Feed’Em Session.
He is currently working on his debut EP which will be released later in 2018, we can expect more videos after his hard-hitting single ‘That’s where I be at’ and setting up tour dates with #FMGUK. Keep up with his movement on all his social media and music outlets below.
An artist with many different flavours to him. From folk to old school hip hop the man don’t let up. His most recent single 'Money Aint A Thing' was not only given 'Track Of The Week' by The BBC Asian Network but also 'Track Of The Month' by BBC London Radio before Spotify officially playlisted it.
Before this his EP the #iPaulEP which won the UCB Undiscovered competition, had him performing at festivals up and down the country alongside other acts like Michelle Williams and Mary Mary. The man just can't stay still. His effortless humour on stage is guaranteed to make the sternest of faces crack with laughter, along with his ridiculous and infectious energy, everyone is bound to have fun and get involved when InderPaul's in the house.
InderPaul's own words below about himself. 'I remember being a little kid watching a talent show on tv with my god family and we saw this little white kid sing 'puppy love' everyone in the room was in awe. I said I wish I could do that and my god mother replied me 'why cant you?' I replied her 'because i'm indian' she told me that talent didn't have any colour. It was many years before I truly believed that. That story amazes me to this day at the tender age of 10 I had allowed society and the likes to shape my view of who I can be and who I can't be which is complete nonsense. The calling wired in my dna surpasses any stereotype or box that is placed on me. I know I aint the only little indian kid that had that kind of thought and I wanna be the voice that fights and challenges those kinda thoughts just like my godmothers words did.'×
The Jellybeans are a fun and lively British band with a passion to see children and families worshipping Jesus. They want to resource the church with fun, family-friendly and engaging worship songs that teach strong biblical themes and lead children and families into the presence of God.
Their debut LIVE DVD “Hero of the Faith” is available now! With 8 brand new worship songsaccompanied by actions and on-screen lyrics, it is sure to be a fantastic resource for families and churches around the world.×
A rapper like no other from South East London, Jelz is an artist overflowing with a zeal for music and a devout compassion for people. In a world where street riots, terrorism and general unrest haunt us each day the talented rapper chooses to look at things from a positive alternative clearly spoken out from his sculptured lyrics full of hope and healing. Jelz dreams that through his music he can deliver a message of good news that will encourage and empower listeners to achieve their dreams and overcome their struggles.×
Edgy, Soulful and Heartfelt; this is the music of John Nicholas.
With inspiration taken from the likes of Foy Vance and John Mayer, John’s story songs are catchy and relatable and envelope the listener through the textures he creates with his loop pedal.
Back in 2016, John came second out of 20,000 entrants at the Open Mic UK competition out of winning “Best Song” for his entry “Better Things”
John’s singles “What Love Is” and “ Runaway” were both playlisted by BBC Radio Wales and John has been on tour with Speak, Brother on their last two tours. He is due to release a number of other singles this year so watch this space.×
"L.E.D blend elements of Electro-dance and catchy Pop hooks creating, infectious, fun-loving party music with a mixed balance of rap and vocals. The band share their stories of how Jesus has impacted their lives whilst bringing a positive and life changing message of the Gospel"
Working mainly in secondary schools across the South west, L.E.D have performed to over 150,000 young people in the last 7 years with their high octane shows. Bringing schools alive with big tunes and beats, along with their dynamic, engaging and inspirational lessons breaking the stereotypes of what it is to be a Christian.
“CROSS RHYTHMS HAS BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR AN ALBUM (AND THE YOUTUBE VIDS) LIKE ‘JERICHO’… THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MINISTRY ALBUMS OF 2015” 10/10 – TONY CUMMINGS – CROSS RHYTHMS
L.E.D are ambassadors for Compassion UK.×
Lion of Judah are a 5 piece 80's inspired band combining a fresh indie pop sound with honest lyrics about life and the Gospel. With appearances this summer at Big Church Day Out south and north, Lion of Judah are becoming well known for their live show, don't miss them at Creation Fest 2018.×
Long For The Coast is the musical alias of Devon-born songwriter Jamie Gould, who is mostly accompanied on stage and in the studio by his wife Sophie. With a combination of sincere lyrics and beautiful harmonies, Long For The Coast write and perform songs about the state of the world, social change and close friends lost and found.
Based in Totnes, LFTC are just as comfortable performing at large festival and music venues as they are playing at the back of warehouses, behind bakeries and anywhere that people might listen. Scatty, endearing and fiercely hopeful, the music they make portrays a great love for re-building community in a society that pulls us apart.×
Cornwall based indie duo, Mac and Laura, met at ministry school in North Carolina in August 2012. The husband/wife duo bring an uplifting blend of American and British alternative folk, with country bluegrass roots and harmonies that are rich and dynamic. Just a few weeks after meeting, they began song writing and leading worship together with their ministry school at their home church and various locations on the east coast of the US.
In April 2014, Mac and Laura married and relocated to the UK, serving in various ministries. The duo have a passion to write songs that are reflective and authentic, sharing hope in a way that will engage people in conversation and give opportunity to share the gospel. September 2017 saw the release of their first indie/alt folk EP ‘First Light’, receiving praise and national airplay on UCB radio 1 and 2.×
Matthias Music is the worship ministry at St Matthias Plymouth. Led by Worship Pastor Jon Hudson, who is also a Worship Central advisor in the South West, Matthias Music are passionate about seeing people encounter God and the local Church set on fire with worship.×
Ooberfuse are a songwriting duo composed of Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson. They are unafraid to deep-sea dive into the deepest oceans of human emotions to colour-up drab contemporary life. Their songs are audio footprints left behind by people impelled towards invisible things.
On what sets Ooberfuse apart from their peers, an influential UK music critic says: “Ethereal electronic pop with the complex beauty that Ooberfuse has will endure.” Well-crafted songs delivered through powerful, emotional and heartfelt vocals combined with east-meets-west electronic music are Ooberfuse’s trademarks.
One of Ooberfuse’s strengths is their live performance, having played hundreds of gigs all over the world. They are equally at home performing to an audience of 2 million in Madrid, to hundreds in one of Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas, or in front of the House of Lords in the UK. They recently toured the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, the Philippines, China, India, Romania and Iraq. They have graced the stage of some of Britain’s most prestigious venues – including the O2 in Greenwich, Leicester Square Theatre, Bush Hall and Trafalgar Square.
Support for their music has come from Music Week - their recent album was cited as a key release for 2017, BBC Introducing, Rolling Stone India, Guardian Music, DJ Mag.×
Guitar. Drums. Violin.
An unlikely band line-up makes for a unique listening experience and Paper Horizon continue to surprise with their depth of musicianship and songwriting born in South Wales.
Paper Horizon released their debut Imaginary Lines EP in December, and have spent time since then performing captivating live shows, including an appearance on Radio Cardiff.
Lawrence Burton, Gaelle Favre and Andrew Gordon form an international trio of musicians hailing from Wales, France and Scotland respectively, who came together to write and record original songs of faith and adventures in redemption.
The band are currently working in their studio recording their first full-length LP.×
Originally a member in the secular punk band Senseless, receiving positive reviews from Kerrang! and Rock Sound along the way, Peter Field found a new song to sing in 2005 when he became a Christian.
Dedicating his life to sharing the Gospel through the Punk sub-culture, he founded Ambassadors Of Shalom, a Christian band who signed to California-based Thumper Punk Records in 2012.
In 2014, focusing his efforts on his solo project, Peter118 released “Radio”, an extremely catchy pop-punk track, which made waves not only in the UK, but also in Japan and the US. Peter118 released 'Make It or Break It' in 2015.
Now, with new members Janine, Sam and Alisha alongside Peter, they took their powerful message to the world. 2017 was an exciting year for the band with the release of 'In Stereo' with No Lost Cause from the US, and receiving regular airplay from the likes of Kerrang! Radio in the UK and famous DJ Rodney Bingenheimer in the US.
Peter118 has a track record of playing shows where the Church can't reach, and they don't look like stopping anytime soon.×
Pyramid Park released their debut album Vulnerability in September 2017, seeing the album reach number 1 in the UK Christian & Gospel iTunes chart. The album has since been named album of the week on Life FM, Switzerland, and NED FM, Netherlands, with plenty of airplay across the UK and beyond including BBC6 Music. Spotify have picked up songs adding to their official Indie Spirit & Modhymns playlists, with Free CCM (USA) choosing another track Born To Be Brave to be their free download of the month.
2018 is an exciting year for Pyramid Park as they line up on festivals from New Zealand’s Festival One right through to the UK’s Big Church Day Out and many more European festivals. On top of this Vocalzone (the vocal pastels) have recently endorsed Pyramid Park.
"This isn't just one man and his guitar, this is a soul searching sound for a new generation.” 5/5 Louder Than The Music.×
Former BBC Journalist Rob Westall is focused these days on broadcasting the Good news of the Gospel through his music.
The prolific song-writer is head of worship at Gateway Church in South Wales where his big sounding, upbeat anthems are regularly sung.
Rob and his band will be bringing their melodic, fresh, noise to the Big Top Stage at this year's festival, showcasing some of the tunes that feature on his forthcoming debut album later this year.×
Simon is the Worship & Creative Pastor at Life Church Wirral, and currently heads up AoG Worship (the worship department for Assemblies of God GB. He also part of the Worship Central UK Team.
As a songwriter and worship leader, Simon is passionate about writing songs for the Church that connect people to God. His heart to lead people in worship and to build up strong worship teams has led him to speak and lead worship at various events and churches around the UK.
He is married to Becky and has four beautiful kids, Ollie, Izzy, Evie and Tilly.×
Jozzy, the Plymouth based DJ/Rapper has always had passion for music. Whether spinning decks in a Club or at a Christian event, Jozzy hopes to use music to spread the Good News and inspire his generation as he believes music is a beautiful thing if it is used in a positive way.×
Vulnerable, honest, ethereal: this is the music of Speak, Brother.
Boasting a powerful indie-folk-rock sound with subtle hymnal and gospel tones, their story based anthems have drawn comparisons to the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Fleet foxes.
Having played shows, toured with the likes of Julien Barbagallo (Tame Impala) and received airplay across the UK including BBC Radio 2, the Midlands outfit have released their debut album “Young and Brave” on the 13/04/2018. Having crowd-funded the album back in 2017 the band worked with producer Gavin Monaghan (The Sherlocks) to produce an exciting debut album thats not to be missed.×
Swingy is a rockabilly swing band that’s ready to Rock. This. Town. They have been bringing joy and dance to crowds for 15 years both in their hometown of Seattle and on various stages and street corners in Europe. They combine the unique period sound of 40s and 50s swing and the spectacle of dance to preach the Gospel to crowds and anyone who wants to listen or dance. Catch their street performances in and around Cornwall during the festival (also available for weddings and bar mitvahs).×
Transform is an American EDM-Pop act consisting of Jonathan Burgess and Tim Heil, along with their wives, Angela Burgess and Lorna Heil.
Using a red brick warehouse in Denver, Colorado as their venue, Transform (known for producing positive, drug-free warehouse parties for people in the underground rave/club scene) was unashamedly sharing the love of Jesus! Young people, who would have never stepped into a church, heard about or experienced the saving grace of Jesus. Subsequently, through repeated and successful performances at various music festivals throughout America, the UK and Europe, Transform emerged as a Pop influenced, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) band (act). With their endless energy, voices for justice, and hearts for worship, they fill the atmosphere with sounds that combine various genres, from house, to rap infused pop songs, to melodic trance anthems. Today, Transform continues to reach a culture practically untouched by the church by using their music and performance as a platform to inspire life--- eternal life, preborn life, and a love for life with a relationship with an all powerful loving Savior.
Transform’s mission is to share the Good News of Jesus with over 1 million people through Holy Spirit-led performances, defend pre-born life and other defenseless people worldwide, and lead God’s people into worship.
Their debut single, “I See You Moving”, received international recognition and DJ play. Shortly after, they had the privilege of remixing Andy Hunter’s song, “Rise Up”. In 2016 Transform released their first full-length album entitled “Never Alone” charting 6 songs on Beatport Charts, peaking at #2 with international radio play. “Never Alone” is a true album experience, containing 17 multi-genre Worship & Pop/EDM tracks that share a message of salvation and hope aimed to please the current generation! In 2018 anticipation continues to grow as Transform releases their newest Pop/EDM anthem, ”Wildfire!”
Transform has played at Heavenfest, Creation, Ichthus, SonShine, Rock The Desert, Lifelight, Ignight, Maata Näkyvissä Festival (Finland), EO Beam (NL), Lumination (Guatamala), Rock Without Limits (DE), Festicert (Belgium), Youth Alive (Scotland), Creation UK, The March For Life main stage (D.C.) and many more including shows in South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Estonia and an opening performance for Switchfoot at the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre!×
Fronted by the compelling voice of Stockholm – based Swedish singer Annika, the five-piece line-up of Treasure Field have been together for 7 years and counting. A mix of broad, dynamic, cinematic rock with an acoustic twist, Treasure Field’s accessible sound, moving lyrics and faith-inspired songs have already brought them plenty of fans throughout the UK and Sweden.
The band’s debut album Butterflies and Galaxies was released in 2011 and warmly received by media and fans alike. The eagerly anticipated second album The Singing City was released in December 2015 and the band are excited to be releasing a darkly atmospheric Christmas EP Midwinter in November 2018.
Treasure Field are delighted to be able to be at Creation Fest this year and are really looking forward to introducing some new ears and hearts to their sound. Don’t miss them!×
The new release from the artist known as Unique Creation, “Arena” will ring true for anyone fighting through a Dark Season. The single evokes feelings of the intensity felt when your aggression is pointed at all that stands against you. In fact the song offers a reminder that a Christian is a warrior with an untamed spirit. Against all odds the Christian is always left standing.
Offering a catchy hook and diverse wordplay only a skilful lyricist can boast, Arena features Unique Creation’s new sound which he calls “Grock”. A song full of energy from start to finish, Unique’s rapid fire style keeps you engaged.
The music video features energetic scenes which focuses more on Unique Creation’s showmanship and presence, with visuals that encapsulates a man standing strong in a rough environment.×
Vamoosery is a female fronted Rock outfit with a unique sound
The band formed 5 years ago in Coventry and have been writing & gigging ever since. The band met whilst studying music at Nexus ICA. Originally formed to enter a battle of the bands competition, they create songs that are diverse in style and musically interesting.
Vamoosery recorded a 5 track EP in 2014 which was released in June 2015. 2016 Saw the Release of O Holy Night, a cover of the popular Christmas carol. The bands latest single entitled; Running, was released in August 2017.
Following a lineup change at the end of summer 2017, the band are currently working on a 2nd EP set for release in 2018.
Vamoosery have been signed to InPresence Records since 2016.×
WIK bring the party…
WIK are this year’s BBC Horizons' Launchpad artist from Bridgend, Wales. The rock band know how to bring the party and have been doing so all over Europe and America. With single releases coming in Summer 2018, the band are excited to travel to a venue or festival near you.×
More bands still to be announced - watch this space over the coming months!
Please note: artists and programming are subject to change without notice.