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Thousands attended Ashford's annual Create Music Festival in Victoria Park, yesterday

28 July 2014
by Samantha Williams

Crowds adopted the 'Glastonbury spirit' at yesterday's Create Music Festival. 

Despite the afternoon's downpour, thousands walked through the gates of Victoria Park, in Jemmett Road, to watch more than 30 acts perform across four stages. 

Headlining the Main Stage were folk hip-hop duo Nizlopi, who worked beat-boxing, double bass and a rip roaring rendition of their most famous hit The JCB Song into their set.

Create's main stage

Create's main stage

Other acts included Old Town Souls and Surrender The Thought, who performed on the Right Track Music Stage, and Casey Heyburn on the DJ Stage.

Away from the music, many families enjoyed a picnics under gazebos, shopped in the newly revamped indoor and outdoor market, and made full use of all the amusement rides on site.

Olivia, 8, rocks out with dad Justin

Olivia, 8, rocks out with dad Justin

Alex Parker on the Other stage at Create

Alex Parker on the Other stage at Create


Ashford Borough Council arts and cultural industries manager, and Create organiser Chris Dixon said: "Create 2014 has been amazing, and the people of Ashford really took the centre stage at this one.

"At times the rain was so unbearable I couldn't believe that so many people just got on with it and stayed to support the acts.

The Boxhall family with Isobel, 6, and Seth, 5

The Boxhall family with Isobel, 6, and Seth, 5

"The spirit was 'it's one day a year - so this rain isn't going to stop us'.

"In some ways, the rain helped provide that beautiful intimate festival atmosphere on some of the smaller stages, as crowds got up close and personal in the tented marquees.

Crowds took cover at the Other stage when the rain came

Crowds took cover at the Other stage when the rain came



"So many have told me this has been the best year ever!"

See more pictures from the festival in this week's Kentish Express, out Thursday. 

 

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