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Our heart is to see the gospel being proclaimed with joy and the local believers encouraged.
Music, Bible, Sport and Family - something for the whole family.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT - just turn up and enjoy!
More information about our 2018 Creation Fest Scotland will be announced over the coming months. Take a look at the below video about our 2017 event. This will give you a flavour of what we are all about.
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Vibrant music across many genres. The line-up will be confirmed over the coming months. Keep your eye on the bands listing below. Musician? Apply to play here.
A place for all backgrounds and ages to gather for a short time of Bible teachings, practical workshops and seminars. There will also be a Prayer Space - to simply act as a place to connect with God. There will be experienced, Spirit-led volunteers available, willing to pray for and with you.
We will be bringing in an outdoor football cage, basketball hoop, and more which will be available throughout the day, so come ready to play!
There is something for the whole family. From a sports programme that includes a street pitch and kids activities. No matter your age, you can join into the fun.
The Eden Bus is a state of the art youth centre, kitted out with the best and most unlikely stuff! We partner with churches to see unreached young people come to Jesus.
In teams of 4-6, complete a series of interactive challenges to safely load and land your plane in a scenario that re-creates some of Mission Aviation Fellowship's life-saving work.Find out more...
Time is of the essence... Can you be the difference between life and death? Get your team together, and come and take part in our fun, family interactive challenge that re-creates some of the difficulties that our overseas staff face. It takes a variety of people for MAF to bring hope, help and healing to isolated communities - what role will you play?
What do I need to know?
Prizes, prizes, prizes
At the end of the day, we will announce the fastest team time, and prizes will be awarded!
Find out more: www.maf-uk.org/event/creationfest-dundee×
More bands still to be announced - watch this space over the coming months!
On February 13th 2006, Steph Macleod found himself in rehab for homeless men with addiction problems. He had previously been living rough in Edinburgh where he begged on the streets to feed his addiction. During his 8 months in rehab Steph began addressing the problems that caused him to block out the world with substance and alcohol abuse.
Steph had once been a promising classical guitar student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, but personal problems, stemming from his teenage years, led him to escape using alcohol and drugs. These problems continued to grow and grow until they became his sole priority in everyday life.
During his 8 month rehabilitation Steph picked up a guitar for the first time in years and began to write songs about his experiences of substance abuse and homelessness. It was the first time Steph had written songs and the first time he had really sung anything. In the summer of 2006 Steph recorded 6 acoustic tracks at a studio on Easter Road Edinburgh, which he then posted up on MySpace. The response to songs like ‘Alcoholic Synonymous’ and ‘Man in the cold’ were overwhelming as many people could relate to Steph’s experiences. This continued to give Steph the motivation to get back on his feet.
Steph found great comfort and healing in both writing songs and his faith. After leaving the addiction centre in Edinburgh, Steph continued to write music and started performing in and around his local area. A year later he had married and started a family which greatly influenced his writing. He began to network with other musicians and music lovers via the internet, and continued to travel to play gigs and various festivals. With the help of friends and college students Steph was able to continue recording and performing around the UK.
Through entering various competitions Steph was offered sets at music festivals including The Retrofest, The Belladrum Festival, The Wizard Festival, The Spratton Folk Festival, and Gitarrenzauber (Germany). He also competed and won the 2009 Troubadour Acoustic Singer Songwriter competition in Berlin. In the same year, and with the kind help of Origin Scotland’s Exile Band, Steph wrote and recorded a 12 track Christian album which is a personal account of his walk in faith and the impact it has had on his recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Steph also works with Christian organisations like Origin Scotland, Tearfund, Open Doors UK, and the Bethany Christian Trust. Steph has also had his music used in independent film and television.
Steph believes that everyone, at the very least, has the right to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, and he travels around the UK, Europe, and throughout the world to share the good news.
Through word and song in the last 2 years Steph has been performing both as a solo acoustic singer songwriter and also with his worship band The Second Mile Society. He has performed at various Christian Conventions and music festivals including, Keswick Convention, C.L.A.N, Word Alive, Forum, Gullbranna (Sweden), Seaside Festival (Norway) and Sommer pa Oya (Norway). Steph has also appeared live on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC One’s Songs of Praise.×
A guitar and organ driven blues trio, the band was formed in 2014 by Dundee born guitarist Simon Kennedy. Enlisting Mirek Hodun on the organ they set about writing and producing their debut album “Make Up Your Mind” themselves which was well received by critics and fans alike with BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones saying the band were “deservedly the recipients of a great deal of praise” and the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association voting it their Album of the Month.
In 2015 Edinburgh based session drummer Brian MacLeod was brought in to complete the line-up of guitar, organ and drums.
With the success of the debut album they have been sought out to play major festivals like The Orkney Blues Festival, Perth’s Southern Fried Festival and Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival. They also had the pleasure of playing Scotland’s biggest blues club in Edinburgh, in support of Big Joe Louis.
2016 will see the band release a follow up to their well received debut album towards the end of the year as well playing the Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival in the summer.
"Deservedly the recipient of a great deal of praise" Paul Jones BBC Radio 2
10/10 CrossRhythms Magazine
“…Stunning…Irresistible…Rousing… Recommended!” Blues Matters Magazine
"This is a solid debut album and deserves to be heard for its excellent sound qualities and stirring playing." Blues In Britain Magazine
Soulful singer-songwriter Unoma Okudo is distinguished by her unique voice, and captivating melodies and lyrics. Born in Nigeria, where she was introduced to music by her parents, her career really began after she moved to Glasgow, Scotland to further her education. Here, she began to write songs and to discover her own voice as an artist. She also provided backing vocals to other artists and continued singing at church, as she had done since childhood.
Since then, Unoma has performed as the opening act for established and well-known artists including Grammy award winner Macy Gray and soul legend Alexander O’Neal. In 2014, she provided backing vocals to music icons Donnie Maclean, Kylie Minogue, among others, for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
In January 2016, Unoma released her first single “Satisfied”, a jazz and soul-infused love song. The song was picked up by BBC Radio Scotland and was made the “Single of the Week” on the popular Janice Forsyth Show. Her hotly anticipated first EP, "Odyssey" is now out on digital release.×
Arms Against formed in 2012, bringing together 5 guys from Dundee in Scotland who wanted to play music that they all love. Combining elements from a wide range of musical influences from the more mainstream such as Foo Fighters, Florence and the Machine and Radiohead to more eclectic sounds with a folk-like storytelling style such as Ennio Morricone.
The band’s sound is acoustic driven, with soaring melodies, energetic rhythms and soul-searching lyrics that explore some deeper themes. Expect to be drawn into each song and be singing them as you go home!×
'The Harmonica Movement' are four guys from the North East of Scotland who are passionate about playing loud songs that have a strong message of hope. 2018 saw them release their new EP 'Prisoner of Hope' which they have been touring across the country.×
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×
More speakers still to be announced - watch this space over the coming months
Brian has been involved in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Vista, in Southern California, and also as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Westminster, London, England. Brian has been extensively involved in missionary work throughout various parts of Europe. He now serves as Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California. Brian is the featured speaker on the Bible teaching programme 'Back to Basics'. He is known for his clear and challenging exposition of the Scriptures. Brian and his wife Cheryl have four children and five grandchildren.×
Husband and father of three daughters. Serves his local church Freedom City Church, leads Wilderness Men’s ministry and has been involved in prison ministry for 7 years. Loves God, loves coffee.×
Daniel Massieh is a former Muslim who had a radical conversion experience while in his home country of Egypt. In his early adult life he was curious about what happened in Christian churches, being sure they did something terribly wrong. While visiting a church with the intent to find fault, he was touched by the Lord and brought to faith in Jesus Christ in 1979. After his conversion he became an ambassador to his countrymen sharing with them the love of Christ. He was imprisoned for his faith and severely abused for 8 months in solitary confinement, but boldly shared the Gospel with his captors and was eventually released. He is the author of the Best Selling book "Traitor". He is the founder of Open The Gates, and the Cities of Refugees ministry to over 300 Syrian Refugees families, and the Rock satellite TV to Muslims. In addition he is a motivator and international speaker helping churches to understand Islam, and witness to Muslims without fear!×
David Robertson became a believer in his teens. He married Annabel in 1986 and they now have three children – Andrew, a church planter, Becky and Emma Jane is training to be a nurse in Edinburgh. Annabel is a part time mental health social worker.
He was ordained and inducted to Brora Free Church in 1986. After six years we were called to St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee.
For quite a while he had been agitating that the Free Church, should be seeking to make a bigger impact in the cities. Eventually the Church came to him and asked him to put my money where his mouth was! He and his wife were asked to go to Dundee to revitalise this historic Church. Over the past 21 years the Lord has again been gracious and the Church has grown and become self-supporting.
They also set up a Centre for Public Christianity known as the Solas Centre (Solas is the Gaelic word for Light). Details of all this can be found on the website – www.stpeters-dundee.org.uk and the Solas website – www.solas-cpc.org
Dr. Robertson is the Associate Director of The Solas Centre for Public Christianity (the Director is Dr Andy Bannister). He is a chaplain at the University of Dundee and a trustee of Discovery Camps (an organisation which provides Christian holidays for disadvantaged children in Dundee) and a regular speaker at student conferences and missions. He speaks at numerous debates, evangelistic meetings etc and regularly speak at conferences in Europe and the USA. He is regularly involved in the media whether through writing newspaper articles, speaking on radio programmes or more recently I have done some work for TV’s Channel 4. He is a contributing editor for the Christian Today website www.christiantoday.com
He is also the editor of the The Record, the magazine of the Free Church of Scotland. He is also the Free Church’s Scottish Parliament officer.
Dr. Robertson has written five books – Awakening – the life and ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne (Paternoster 2003 and Christian Focus 2010) and The Dawkins Letters – challenging atheist myths (Christian Focus Publications 2007). Quench – Coffee Shop Evangelism (Solas 2013). Magnificent Obsession – why Jesus is Great (Christian Focus 2013) and Engaging with Atheists (Good Book 2014). He is currently in the process of writing two more books – Letter to a Post Christian Nation and an apologetic book for 10-13 year olds.×
Formerly the lead singer of Royal Foundlings Dave is now CEO of the Scottish charity Rookie Rockstars. He is a husband and father to 4 and a commited follower of Jesus. He is a former pastor and chaplain to several schools and a professional football club. He is passionate about Creation Fest and excited to be proclaiming the gospel of Jesus on the cities of Scotland!×
Prayer is such an important part of the festival and something you can be part of year-round. Please join us in praying for Creation Fest, our teams, events and those who attend.
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Creation Fest, a registered charity, remains a free event due to the financial support of Churches, organisations, and individuals.
To make this event possible and FREE for everyone to enjoy we need your help. You can donate towards Creation Fest Scotland by clicking on the Donate button below:
If you or your church would like to contribute financially towards the event please contact the Creation Fest office for more information.×
Interested in helping with Creation Fest Scotland? We are always looking for volunteers to join in serving on various teams. Creation Fest Scotland would not be possible without 100+ volunteers serving Christ and others in a wide range of areas.
No matter what your talents or gifts, there is a place for you! There are 12 different teams to choose from: Connect Team, Hospitality, Information, Kids, Media, Prayer, Production / Technical, Site, Sports, Stewards OR Street Team.
Help Creation Fest to get the word out. Here are a few ways you can do that:
From marquees to each microphone, we need to build the site. Help make this possible by donating or lending us some of the infrastructure for the day.
Current needs are:
If you want to donate or lend towards the Infrastructure contact the Creation Fest office×