We love to bring the best and widest range of Christian bands and artists from across the globe to Cornwall, creating an all-star lineup that really does have something for everyone. From rock, pop and funk to R ‘n’ B, folk and hip hop, you’ll find up-and-coming artists, festival favourites and big-hitters from across all music genres on our live music stages.
We’ll soon be announcing the bands & artists joining us in 2022 but in the meantime check out who played in 2021!
Tim is the Lead Pastor of Gas Street Church Birmingham, which he leads alongside his wife, Rachel. He is a worship leader and songwriter known for songs such as “Here I Am to Worship”, “Happy Day”, “The Way”, and “Hope and Glory”. He also pioneered Worship Central, a movement of worship leaders and musicians with a desire to see people encounter God, be equipped as worship leaders so that the local church can be empowered. He has four children; Phoebe, Simeon, Lois and Judah.
PHILIPPA HANNA is an internationally acclaimed performer racking up over 1500 shows in 25 countries. Since her industry debut in 2007, she has released 5 critically acclaimed studio albums and published two books, winning fans in the likes of Leona Lewis, Lionel Richie, and Little Mix. The Yorkshire born, half-Irish, Singer-Songwriter is a rarity in the UK Music Industry, bridging the elusive gap between Gospel, Pop, and Country music.
Known for her relatable songs and soulful, Country-tinged vocals, Philippa has drawn comparisons to the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dolly-Parton, and Taylor Swift. ‘Move over Taylor Swift’ [Maverick Magazine]. Her online videos have racked up millions of hits with her Gospel version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ tipping almost a million Facebook shares.
As well as annual headline tours in the UK, Philippa has performed at the prestigious London Palladium an impressive 6 times as a support act, the 02 Arena, and a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in May 2019 as special guest for Royal wedding singers ‘The Kingdom Choir’.
In 2018 Philippa launched ‘Inspiration 365’, a successful YouTube series which led to the launch of her first devotional book ‘Amazing You’. The daily read offers encouragement and inspiration by tackling the challenges of insecurity, discouragement, and rejection from a faith perspective.
An evening with Philippa brings together storytelling and entertainment in a way that people of all ages, from all backgrounds, can enjoy.
‘A voice to die for, a talented songwriter and a joy to be around.’
Pop Icon ‘Lulu’.
Lucy has been leading worship and writing songs for many years, both as a solo artist and with her talented band of musicians and singers. Her heart in worship is simply to create a space for people to encounter the love of God. Based in London, Lucy has released a number of records to date including a live album, Created to Worship. Now a full time songwriter and worship leader, Lucy travels regularly to minister at different churches and events in the UK and overseas. In her worship expression and the songs she writes, her desire is to create a sound that unites people and ignites hearts to love God, love themselves and love one another more.
Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies.
Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard- playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining forces on harmonies
The past couple of years have been huge for LZ7. Since the release of their last album ‘Home’, the band have been in front of hundreds of thousands of people and seen their latest singles ‘Breakthrough’ and ‘Legends’ (featuring Silento), gain traction worldwide and success in the charts.
With multiple millions of online views and plays and thousands of monthly listeners from across the globe, LZ7 have played on the biggest of stages. In the past year, the band have been on a European tour with Jason DeRulo, as well as solo tours, culminating in a headline show at the Indigo in the O2, London.
High energy and high tempo, an LZ7 live show is an experience not to be missed!
Amongst Wolves are a 4-piece pop-rock band based in Manchester, who love using catchy pop melodies with energetic guitar riffs. They have a heart to engage with those who feel on the edge of society and achieve this by going into high schools, prisons and local communities, and talk about their Christian faith and how it’s impacted their lives. They feel passionate to talk about the stigmatised topic of mental health.
Amongst Wolves is comprised of Dan Jenkins (Vocals), Mark Wakefield (Guitar), Clarissa Stockton (Bass), and Andy Wells (Drums). The band released their debut project ‘Unspoken’ in late 2017, a 6 track pop-punk EP. They followed this up with the critically acclaimed ‘Rabbit Hole’.
Amongst Wolves took a step towards a new direction, with pop-rock the new driving force of the band. It was at this point that former vocalist Kariss left the group, as she felt her time with the band was up. In June 2019, Dan Jenkins stepped in as the new front man. In April 2020, the band was recognised by The Grizzly Awards by claiming runner-up in the best international band category.
On January 15th 2021, the band released the track ‘Voices’ – an anti-suicide song with a real gut punching set of lyrics. This song is part of the #ChooseToLive campaign, which is a social media movement encouraging people to share messages of hope and support those who are experiencing struggles with suicide.
Stay safe. Get the help you need. Choose to live.
Benjamin Haycock blends melodic, percussive and fingerstyle guitar with honest, personal and accomplished lyricism that is up there with the best. He laces this with incredibly tight rap flows and raw, emotive and powerful singing vocals. This is all interwoven to create a truly unique sound with strong character that derives from his personal experiences growing up in Birmingham and later Devon, UK.In 2018, he released his debut solo acoustic EP called Time’s Transgressions. Off the back of this, he was invited to take part in ‘Fender Undiscovered Artist’.In 2021, Benjamin appeared on ‘The Voice UK’ and astounded the coaches with an emotional rendition of his original song ‘Restlessness’ that he wrote as a letter to his late Father. He subsequently released ‘Restlessness’ as a single and got to second in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. He followed up with his second EP ‘Enigma’s Quay’ which got to third in the same iTunes chart, with his debut EP making the top five.Benjamin subsequently partnered with Australian guitar company ‘Maton’, becoming a global ambassador. The latest endeavour that Benjamin has undertaken is in collaboration with the charity ‘The Tree Council’. He released his single and music video on the 9th July called ‘Force for Nature’ as part of their online festival which was broadcast to hundreds of schools around the UK.
This band, lovingly crafted together like the exotic spices in a lamb kebab, graces the stage on a mission to get the Creation Fest party started! The band is made up of a lead singing Pastor (Tim Gilbert, Grosvenor Church Torrington), his lead guitarist son (Noah Gilbert, St Matthias Plymouth), and brothers from a distant Grandmother, drummer and bassist Josh and Digger Gilbert (Grosvenor Church Bideford).
Blushing Ushers are normally found providing the entertainment for weddings and corporate events around the South West, with a great selection of bangers keeping the dance floor full. As their names suggest, they are all related and whilst their main musical passion is worship, they believe Christians have more reasons to boogie!
Esther is a singer-songwriter and worship leader from Cornwall who you may have recently seen on the 2021 season of The Voice UK where she made it onto team Sir Tom Jones! She has known and loved Jesus since she was small, and nothing gets her more fired up than seeing people come to know and experience the life-changing love of God.
Joe is a songwriter of great depth and variety and is a first class live performer whether solo or with his band. His emphasis on excellence is obvious to everyone. He has been playing stages of all sizes for over 15 years, and is at home in a church hall, a pub or a festival having honed his craft in all three…
He released his debut solo album ‘Without Borders’ in 2016 – a mixture of acoustic tracks through to Pop and all out Rock. He has a desire to tell a story and draw others into the process. Without Borders was the result of two years of writing, during this time Joe penned over 60 songs expressing different parts of his journey and telling the story of people he was meeting.
Since the release of Without Borders Joe has been leading worship and performing at churches and events all over the UK and into Europe. 2019 saw the release of EP ‘Hold Me Still’ – recorded live in a local Church, a collection of new and re-arranged songs in an acoustic format.
In 2020 Joe released ‘Waiting’ – written and recoded in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. For 2021 Joe has new music in the pipeline as himself and a releases with YCC Music.
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 who played all over Europe supporting the likes of Scouting for Girls and K.T Tunstall. He also travels the UK spreading the word of God through his powerful testimony, speaking in schools and churches alongside 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.
Having been a resident DJ in several clubs, Jozzy also performs at parties, weddings, festivals and events across the UK. His ear for music lies within Hip Hop, RnB and Old Skool, but he is also a big fan of Dancehall, Afrobeats, Pop, House, EDM, 70’s/ 80’s /90’s and Mainstream Chart.
He also runs his own Silent Disco with headsets that can be booked for any event.
South African-born Louilta Gill now resides in Bristol. Having travelled extensively with her songs and ministry, released her debut album The Last Twelve Years in 2018. With a heart for cross-cultural connection though church and worship, Loulita has recently ministered in Pakistan and is touring South-Africa this autumn. Her husband Joe helps her to look after their three children and her own successful design company.
Cornwall based indie duo, Our Atlantic Roots (Mac and Laura Johnston) bring an uplifting blend of American & British alt-folk, with hope-filled harmonies that are rich, dynamic and unite beautifully. Their sound isn’t something you could squeeze into one genre ‘box’; certain songs have a clear connection with the country/bluegrass sound, whereas others are delicately stripped back; acoustic alt-folk style tracks.
The husband/wife duo met at ministry school in North Carolina in 2012. Just a few weeks after meeting, Mac and Laura sat down to write their first song together and straight away people commented on the way their voices and styles complimented each other.
In 2014 the duo married and relocated to the UK. September 2017 saw the release of Mac and Laura’s debut EP ‘First Light’ recorded with award-winning folk producer Andy Bell.
In 2019, the duo released their second EP ‘Little Bird’, which has since had over 500K streams on Spotify. Little Bird, Carry On & Wildflowers were also featured on popular indie/folk playlists by ‘AlexRainbird Music’, resulting in millions of plays for these songs on this popular YouTube channel.
2021 will bring new ‘Our Atlantic Roots’ music to your ears, so keep watching and listening! You can find Mac and Laura on YouTube/Spotify/Soundcloud/Bandcamp/Apple Music and most social media spaces too. Be sure to connect with them and remember to tag them #ouratlanticroots in your stories and posts.
Out of the Ashes combine jazz, gospel and classic R’n’B to make music that is fresh, fun, and lyrically honest. From the tiniest church to the festival stage, they offer a toe-tapping message that tears down age barriers, breaks free of church buildings and shares a simple truth – that everyone can be used by God.
In 2020, light label has begun launching a brand-new band… Saintz. Currently they’re working behind the scenes to bring fresh content to kick start off 2021, with the aim to use their music as a universal language to connect with people. New members, Danny Stephenson and Destiny Owen, will use their mainstream platform to promote a life full of hope and purpose – even when the world seems to say otherwise!
Saintz, although faced with an unexpected start online, are determined to connect with young people via live stream and social media to encourage their audience to not to give up during difficulties but to strive for greatness. As we can see, this message of hope is needed more than ever before!
As of now, Saintz have already made an appearance in the online Illuminate high school tour, alongside existing band LZ7. The content delivered carefully tackles contemporary topics such as racism, online presence, resilience and perseverance, also including virtual gigs for those in the classroom or at home.
Saintz will be sent out to accompany LZ7 on illuminate, gigs, festivals and tours. Big things to come for sure! For now, this season will be a time of preparation and growth to ensure Saintz are ready to come will full force – the team cannot wait to reveal everything that is in store!
Saintz first release was their single ‘You’ll always find a way’, so keep an eye out. They are set to release plenty more music and music videos during the rest of 2021! Whatever you do, don’t sleep on Saintz!
Steph Macleod (SCO) is a singer songwriter, worship leader and Mental Health Awareness campaigner. He has been in full time ministry since releasing his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Light In The Darkest Of Nights’ in 2010.
“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. He draws inspiration from his own lived experience. 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 he 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, Chris McClarney, Martin Harley, and supported artists like Matt Redman, The Rend Collective, and Martin Smith.
Steph has recently become part of the new Scottish worship ministry Celtic Worship; a group of professional Scottish musicians who want to glorify God with the music they love so much. They will be touring this autumn in collaboration with TearFund, and recording their first album in November.
The Claze are a life-rich and faith filled group of melody making friends from Cornwall with songs that are shaped by a deep sense of place and desire for a better society.
Born in the countryside but now based in London, singer-songwriter and producer Tom has a habit of writing songs about hope, resilience, and the weather, taking inspiration from counter-cultural themes such as selflessness and forgiveness. In the studio, he creates layered, wild, rugged folk-based songs, carefully woven together into a thoughtful tapestry of sound. Meanwhile, his live solo performances, armed with just a guitar and harmonica, take on a wildness that vamps beyond traditional song structures. His lyrics are there to be explored, hiding deeper meaning and presenting poetic truths with humility and honesty.
In 2019 Tom released his debut album My Peace Will Come as a follow up to his EP Courage. Both are available on streaming services or Tom’s website: tomhartleybooth.com
The atmosphere at Creation Fest is so relaxed and fun you leave feeling refreshed and encouraged to the max!
Luke Hellenbroth, Worship Central