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!
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.×
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!×
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.”×
Cataclews are a four piece ceilidh band - fiddle, guitar, melodeon, bodhran and vocals – and we are based in Trevone near Padstow Cornwall.
The band plays and sings Cornish, English and Irish music, mostly traditional dance tunes, as well as some of our own compositions. We love to get people up and dancing at Ceilidhs and Barn Dances.
We have produced two CDs, “Badger’s Moon”, which has proved very popular and “Live at Padstow Christmas Festival”.
We are proud to be considered the celebrity gardener Toby Buckland’s “House Band” playing at his very successful Garden Festivals at Powderham Castle Bowood House and Forde Abbey.×
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×
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)×
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.×
Catch Daughters of Davis as a Duo or a Full Band, but one thing is for sure, these two sisters have real soul & live the folk reverie that it's possible to turn your life around and live the dream if you’re bold enough. Be sure not to miss one of their energy fuelled shows and hear their incredible true stories of how they quit their jobs, sold all and lived in a campervan to tour UK in pursuit their musical ambitions, overcoming some of the hardest struggles.
BBC Radio 2's Clare Balding call the girls "Inspirational"... make sure you catch them play and see for yourself. Oh and did we mention about their cutting edge campaign #NotPlayingTheGame? No? Well you'll have to hear about that for yourselves, you won't be same again once you've heard about it, check it out at www.notplayingthegame.com or hear about it first hand at one of their live shows.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Campbell Sibthorpe, born in Queensland Australia and raised in the U.K; wrestles with where the divine meets the tragic, ecstatic or mundane - death and love meet with nostalgic reflections on family, friends and growing up.×
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 and received airplay across the UK including BBC Radio 2, the Midlands outfit are about to release their eagerly anticipated Album "Young & Brave" in April 2018.×
Vamoosery are unique. From the way they compose their individual brand of progressive alt rock, right through to their passion for impacting people with their message, these Nexus ICA graduates have managed to expertly combine their musical ability with pure dedication and devotion. Coming off the back of an exciting 2015 which saw the release of their self-titled debut EP, and a summer appearance at CreationFest, the band are looking to further build upon their successes in 2016.×
More bands still to be announced - watch this space over the coming months!
Please note: artists and programming are subject to change without notice.