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 four live music stages.
We may not be meeting together in person in 2020, but here’s just some of the bands and artists we were looking forward to giving a HUGE Cornish welcome to in August! Headliners Hillsong London, Elle Limebear, HTB Worship, Steph MacLeod and Wildwood Kin, joined by festival favourites LZ7, Philippa Hanna, Scott Cunningham, Club Brothers Music and Josh Curnow, as well as newcomers Joe Hardy, Joel Baker and Lion and Bear. Check out their websites, YouTube channels, give them a listen on Spotify (other streaming services are available!) and pretend you’re in a giant shed, in a field, in sunny Cornwall…
Hillsong London Worship are a team from the heart and soul of Hillsong church UK. They are part of their worship team here in the UK but also minister the message of Jesus Christ in countries all over the world through song.
Hillsong is a contemporary Christian church, a global movement positioned at the intersection of Christianity and culture, founded in 1983 by Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston. This church movement has now expanded across the globe and is widely known for songs that are sung by estimated 50 million people in 60 languages.
ELLE LIMEBEAR has lived her life between two worlds. As the daughter of Delirious? front man, Martin Smith, Elle has experienced first-hand the thrill of stadiums filled with people while on tour around the world. As a worship leader and youth pastor in Brighton, UK, she is immersed in a close-knit, daily ministry within her community. She grew up seeing the global church and her local church worshipping God simultaneously.
Elle is writing for those well acquainted with the night. She is making music for the generation to come, and these songs will serve as a reminder that this same Maker of all the things we see is the very one who created us. We belong to no one and nothing else but Him.
“My hope is for my friends that don’t know Jesus to still identify with these songs,” said Elle. “That they’re on their party playlists, spreading hope, drawing them into truth, and then seeing it spread out to their friends, colleges, clubs, through their cities and wider.”
Elle sees the future of her music like a concert full of diverse people from the most eclectic of backgrounds drawn in by visuals, melodies, and art that they love. And from there, the effect of good music would become revelations of truth in their lives.
Elle recently got married to her husband Tom and they live in Brighton, UK. She is currently writing and recording new music, eating satsumas, playing Bananagrams, and enjoying every sunny day she gets in England.
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
Currently in the studio with producer Ian Grimble, they are working on their second album, much of which was written in the US. The album is due out on Sony/Sivertone in May when the girls will be headlining a UK wide tour in conjunction with Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree brand. They have just released a covers ep “Voices of Equilibrium” and have recently topped 13 million streams on Spotify.
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!
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’.
Bright City is the worship movement of St Peter’s Brighton, an Anglican church planted from Holy Trinity Brompton in 2009, in one of the most iconic and recognised buildings in the heart of the city.
Our purpose is to see revival in Brighton and as a community we write songs that we believe lead to change.
“It’s filled with powerful declarations and intimate worship. The live aspect allows listeners to experience the raw emotion for the faith-filled songs.” – Vacancy Magazine review of Change
“Real heart wrenching and passion filled worship cries which lead you as a listener to the same place. You can’t listen to this album and not be changed.” – Louder Than The Music 5-star review of Hello Maker
“It [Hello Maker] has successfully brought the city’s artistic culture into the Church- a feat that is rarely achieved”- Premier Christianity 5-star review of Hello Maker
Guvna B is a double MOBO award winning rap and grime artist from London.
Known for his positive, energetic and inspiring lyricism, his breakthrough 2015 album ‘Secret World’ was the UK’s highest charting ‘clean’ rap album and his hit single ‘Nothing But The Blood’ amassed over 1 million YouTube views.
After losing his Father in 2017, his subsequent album ‘Hands are Made for Working’ was released in 2018 and has been streamed over 3 million times.
HTB Worship exists to represent the worship life of HTB Church in central London. HTB Worship is a collective of worship leaders and songwriters who seek to lead and write songs that will point to Jesus and resource the church. The vision is to play our part in the evangelisation of the nation, the revitalisation of the church and the transformation of society. They have just released their new single What A Saviour recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall.
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.
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.
Cornwall based indie duo, Our Atlantic Roots (Mac and Laura Johnston) bring an uplifting blend of American and British alternative folk, with harmonies that are rich and dynamic. Mac’s country bluegrass roots add a popular authentic southern vibe to many songs, with the more folk-inspired influence coming from Laura’s side of the family being English and Irish.
The husband/wife duo met at ministry school in North Carolina in 2012 and led worship together up and down the east coast of the States. In April 2014 Mac and Laura 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 had over 190,000 streams on Spotify and has been featured on some of the most popular indie/folk YouTube playlists, resulting in millions of plays in just a few months.
Recent media appearances include singing live on both BBC Radio Devon and BBC Spotlight after the duo won the country music category of the UK songwriting contest in January 2020. This is an international award judged by Grammy, Emmy, CMA and Brit award winning judges.
Scott Cunningham oversees the Worship Ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and is director of the School of Worship, which offers two nine-month courses in which they train, disciple, and equip people who feel called to worship ministry.
Scott is also Director of Calvary Creative, a ministry developed to lead, train, and provide resources for the church.
The atmosphere at Creation Fest is so relaxed and fun you leave feeling refreshed and encouraged to the max!
Luke Hellenbroth, Worship Central