Festival of rock set for Wolverhampton 

Two days of live music from legendary UK bands are set to rock Wolverhampton next summer as the city hosts the first ever Creation Day festival.

Happy Mondays, Editors, Ash, Echo & the Bunnymen, Black Grape and Sleeper are just some of the acts set to take to the stage in West Park over the weekend of May 29 and 30, 2021.

Creation Day festival forms part of City of Wolverhampton Council’s bid to help boost the local economy and offer high-profile events to attract visitors.

The two-day event has been organised by the council in partnership with Toura Toura Festivals and Alan McGee, founder of the Creation Records label.

McGee formed Creation Records in 1983 and it went on to become one of the key labels in 80s and 90s indie music. Over the years, he has worked with such major acts as Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Oasis.

Next year’s festival will see stars from Creation Records join forces with other well-known bands to perform their biggest hits from 12.30pm to 10.45pm.

Other attractions at the two-day event include a fairground and a variety of food and drink stalls.

McGee said: “I’m looking forward to this one, some of the best old bands with some of the best new bands. I can’t wait to come and bring it all to Wolverhampton.

“Creation Day is the first time we have done anything like this since doing it for the kids. Hopefully we can do this every year.”

Council leader Ian Brookfield said: “Creation Day promises to be a fantastic festival and a great boost for our city. We’re committed to offering a range of fantastic events and we’re keen to show our visitors what Wolverhampton has to offer.

“We have a long and proud history of showcasing great music and this new festival promises to add to this tradition. With the current refurbishment of our Civic and Wulfrun Halls, it’s clear that Wolverhampton is a key destination for music lovers.

“Creation Day is something for us to look forward to and just one of the ways in which we are working to attract people to our city, boost our local economy and help Wolverhampton reset, recover and relight.”

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the festival may be subject to change. Tickets will be on sale in a limited capacity, this will be reviewed over time and more tickets may be released depending on national guidance.

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