The following bands and artists will be performing at Creation Fest 2019.
More bands still to be announced - watch this space over the coming weeks/months!
In the spring of 2015, Atlas Rhoads released their debut album; a sound containing an ethereal quality and many orchestral elements such as strings, timpani, harp, woodwinds, and horns. In December of 2015, they took these songs on their first national tour with the critically acclaimed Future of Forestry.
September of 2018, the band moved their lives from Lynchburg, Virginia to Birmingham, England to join the fresh movement of creative Christians in sharing the story and beauty of Jesus through art, music and relationship. This new chapter began with the release of two singles and by joining indie worship band Rivers & Robots on a UK/EU tour. They plan to release more work in the new year, including a third single and acoustic ep.
“Our mission is two-fold: 1) To worship the Creator of the world through creating beauty, and 2) to impact our world through this art; songs founded on the truths of the Gospel. We strive to use thought-provoking lyrics and captivating compositions that accompany the emotional depth of each word. Music that will edify the Church, and speak to the human heart.” -Timothy Riordan×
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.”×
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)×
Justin Gambino is a songwriter, performer and recording artist from Houston, TX. Gambino was born in Brazoria County, Texas, in the city of Lake Jackson. Residing there for ten years before moving to Angleton, TX. At the age of 17 and already playing the guitar and singing for about a year at this time, Gambino started to play and sing in his church Youth Group while leading worship. He then started to attend Brazosport College, Richwood in 2004, but later dropped out to start his eight year enlistment term with the U.S. Navy, where he served one tour in Iraq as a United States Seabee with NMCB (Naval Mobile Construction Battalion) Twenty Eight in 2007. When faced with the decision to re-enlist or to leave the Navy, Gambino was very passionate about his music and believed that he would go somewhere with it. A record label out of Oklahoma helped him make his decision when they called him with a record deal to sign, several months after submitting the original, “Your Love Runs Deep” from the album “Shadows” by Shattered Silence (released Feb 4th, 2014). Gambino then left the Navy to pursue his career in music, January of 2013. In 2017, Gambino left Shattered Silence as the lead vocalist/front man and embarked on a journey as a soloist. Since then, he has released his most recent projects "Where I Belong" and “Journey Within My Soul” worldwide. Gambino is a committed follower of Jesus Christ; however, his goal with music has always been to make music for everyone. He believes that music can speak where words can’t and desires to write music, not for a certain audience, but music that anyone can relate to in their own life. Gambino cites Jon Foreman, Switchfoot, Needtobreathe, Judah & The Lion, Ben Rector, Dustin Kensrue, David Crowder and Dave Matthews Band, just to name a few, as some of his musical influences.
Gambino's songwriting tends to be very deep, soulful and something that tugs on the heart.×
Brighton based Lydia Evangeline is no stranger to the music industry, or to music fans. A huge and loyal YouTube fanbase from acoustic rock duo ‘Wayward Daughter’, a trance smash-hit racking up millions of streams with ‘Reckless’ (Gareth Emery). Lydia has (…nearly) done it all.
2018 is the culmination of these years of graft as she releases her debut solo material, starting with huge in-yer-face hit ‘Coldest Shadow’ and follow up ‘Get Over You’. Her songs are emotionally varied- from intimate ballads to fun summery anthems, all drawn together with the depth of lyric and vocal power Lydia’s fans have come to expect.×
The past couple of years have been huge for LZ7. Since their release of their last album 'Home', LZ7 have gone from strength to strength. Continuing to couple music with a positive message, the band have been in front of hundreds of thousands of people and seen their latest singles 'Breakthrough' & ‘Legends’ (featuring Silento), have great traction worldwide and success in the charts. LZ7 have grown to have multiple millions of views/plays across YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music, with thousands of monthly listeners from all over the globe.
LZ7 have been on the biggest of stages, from the NRG Stadium in Houston to the Sir John Guise Stadium in Papau New Guinea, the band have reached new levels. In the past year, the band have been on tour with Jason DeRulo in arenas throughout the UK and Europe, as well as continuing their own tours, finishing up with their own London headline show at the Indigo in the O2.
It's what LZ7 love to do and to see a live show is an experience not to be missed!×
Cornwall based indie duo, Mac and Laura, bring an uplifting blend of American and British alternative folk, with country bluegrass roots and harmonies that are rich and dynamic. The husband/wife duo met in Ministry School in Asheboro, North Carolina in August 2012. In April 2014 the duo married and relocated to the UK where they started songwriting alongside leading various ministries including worship, youth and outreach. September 2017 saw the release of Mac and Laura’s debut EP ‘First Light’ recorded with award winning BBC Radio 2 folk producer Andy Bell. The duo are regularly featured on national radio station UCB and have been well recieved by BBC Introducing. 2019 is going to be a year to keep an eye out for Mac and Laura as they release EP number 2 and are on the line up for a number of festivals and events across the UK!×
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×
Andy Kyte is a full time composer and has lived in London all his life. His work ranges from songwriting to classical composition and film orchestration. Andy also runs a record label, Rawr Like a Lion Records.
Andy grew up listening to bands like Rage Against the Machine, The Strokes and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His style of writing has always had a raw energy and honesty but over the years he has been able to incorporate more styles of music as he studied Classical and Jazz at university. His last two EP’s have had a full band with strings, stylistically ranging from Funk and Motown to Indie Rock with elements of Gospel and Jazz.
In January 2019, Andy and his band released a new album, Hope Deferred. The band are touring in the Spring, performing in pubs and using their music to help bring the Gospel to people who don't yet know Jesus. Alongside this, Andy's record label, Rawr Like a Lion, host gig nights in Camden with different acts on the label, creating an atmosphere of celebration where Christians and non-Christians can come and enjoy new music while hearing more about Jesus.
Andy also runs a podcast called Melodic Meditations. Each episode looks at a different bible passage and is followed by a worship time of new refrains written out of that scripture. The songs get in your head and you spend the day meditating on God’s Word.×
Shell Perris is a wife, a mum of 4 boys and Director of Imagine Ministries - home of ‘ALIVE’ children’s and family worship/missional events. Her infectious personality and powerful life-stories inspire the hearts of many.
Shell and her husband, Tim, work with children and families in a variety of ways. Shell heads up Imagine Ministries, home of ‘ALIVE’ children’s and family worship/missional events. She is also a singer, songwriter, worship leader, author and communicator.
Tim heads up ‘Imagine For Schools’ and ‘Imagine For Families’ - working with teachers, pupils and families delivering resilience and identity workshops/training.
Originally from the North West, the Perris family now live in Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, UK.×
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).×
More bands still to be announced - watch this space over the coming weeks/months!
Please note: artists and programming are subject to change without notice.