Music, Bible, Skate and Family - something for the whole family.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT - just turn up and enjoy!
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Vibrant music across many genres. Confirmed line-up includes Steph McLeod, Allan McKinlay, Simon Kennedy Band and more to be added. See bands listing below.
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.
The outdoor skate park will be open to the public throughout the day, so bring your skateboard, BMX, scooter and/or roller blades! It will also feature The Big Move Skate Contest and demos during the day.
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 Football cage creates an immediate football arena for high energy games of 2v2 Panna football. Spectators and awaiting teams surround each game and cheer and support through the solid steel mesh. All levels of skills are welcome to take part and show what they've got.
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. We almost always work in the most deprived communities but don’t rule us out if you’re not sure that your community fits. The latest and best bus belongs to Message Scotland right here in Glasgow!
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
Allan McKinlay is a well known and loved worship leader & singer/ songwriter based in Scotland. He is married to Naomi and they have 2 children. Allan has been in full time music ministry since 2007 and travels extensively throughout the UK and further afield leading worship at many different Churches, Events & Conferences. He is currently the Director of Worship at CLAN Gathering (New Wine Scotland) and is an ambassador of Compassion. Last year was exciting for Allan as he played festivals such as Creation Fest, Open Skies, David’s Tent, supported Martin Smith, and toured in support of charities such as Tearfund & Open Doors. 2016 has so far seen the ‘Awake with Allan’ tour, and Allan’s brand-new Scottish Worship EP, recorded live with a 7-piece band will be released in July 2016. Allan will also be playing at Big Church Day Out and touring throughout the USA.
Allan has a passion for the presence of the Lord and his heart is to gather, lead & inspire people to pursue intimacy with God and to be free, passionate, creative & authentic worshipers.×
Written In Kings thrive off of playing live. Driven by this hunger they’ve toured throughout the UK, Including: The Millennium stadium, The O2 Academy, Islington, Dallas, Texas… and even in front of Ronnie Wood!
Written In Kings have a passion and A belief in something greater than their music, A hunger and a vision to reach people all over the world.
Written in Kings will grow, adapt and change as people But one thing that will remain is their heart to serve others and Write songs that instill hope into the lives of the hopeless.
Vocals, Guitar, Banjo / Sam Taylor
Lead Guitar, BV / Ben Taylor
Bass, BV / Josh Halls
Drums, BV / Nathan Beaton
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 and would like the details for cheque or Standing Order, please contact Edme Brink via 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, Skate, Sports, Stewards OR Street Team.
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