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UTILITA CREATION DAY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 2022

IDLES HAPPY MONDAYS
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN || FRIENDLY FIRES
SLEEPER || CAST || BLACK GRAPE || ASH || ECHOBELLY
THE WEDDING PRESENT || GLASVEGAS || MARQUIS DRIVE
& MANY MORE
A BRAND NEW TWO DAY FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVELY CURATED BY ALAN McGEE
@ WEST PARK, WOLVERHAMPTON- 28-29th MAY 2022

– ON SALE: FRI 10 SEPTEMBER –

An essential new fixture in the festival calendar, Utilita Creation Day Festival will be bringing two-days of exhilarating live music to Wolverhampton’s West Park on the 28th and 29th May 2022.

With a fresh line-up for the new year ahead, the festival can today confirm a stellar billing of talent who will be coming to the city…

A mouthwatering Saturday night headline set will come from the mighty: IDLES, who find themselves in unstoppable current form in the wake of their smash UK No.1 album: ‘ULTRA MONO’. 

A tough act to follow perhaps, but… Perennial 24-hour party people HAPPY MONDAYS will take the top billing for a Sunday night headline set, packed with choice cuts from over three decades of indie-dance insanity. Step on!

PLUS, an undercard boasting some of the most definitive names in indie/rock from all ages will also be taking centre-stage across the weekend, with winning sets from: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FRIENDLY FIRES, ASH, CAST, THE WEDDING PRESENT, GLASVEGAS, SLEEPER, ECHOBELLY, THE ILLICITS, THE CLOCKWORKS, SHAMBOLICS and many more.

And in something of a Utilita Creation Day Festival exclusive, SHAUN RYDER is confirmed to be performing two sets over the weekend. In what will be a festival first for the Happy Mondays’ main-man, Shaun will also be warming up for the Sunday headliners with a set from his indie-dance groovesters: BLACK GRAPE, earlier in the day.

Exclusively curated by the legendary Alan McGee, and presented in a joint collaboration between The City of Wolverhampton Council and Toura Toura Festivals, the first Utilita Creation Day Festival is intended as a celebration of the legendary Creation Records label and its legacy. Formed in 1983, the label rapidly became one of the most iconic of the 80s and 90s indie scene, with Alan introducing major acts to the world including Primal Scream, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Oasis. With acts handpicked by McGee himself; from the classic bands who have soundtracked his career, to the freshest new sounds inspiring him in the here-and-now, Creation Day promises to be an unmissable new venture from the music mogul.

Speaking about the inaugural Utilita Creation Day Festival, Alan McGee says: “I’m very pleased to be asked again by the City of Wolverhampton Council & Toura Toura Festivals to curate the Utilita Creation Day Festival 2022. It’s great to see that most of the bands that missed out on playing due to covid restrictions this year, have all agreed to come back and play in 2022 with the fantastic addition of IDLES”

A festival that testifies to a trailblazing history and a vibrant future, Utilita Creation Day Festival promises to be the ultimate celebration of all things Creation, as orchestrated by the man, the myth and the legend behind it all…

Tickets for Utilita Creation Day Festival 2022 will go on sale 10AM on 10th September 2021. To keep up to date with news on the Utilita Creation Day Festival visit www.creationdayfestival.com or follow Creation Day Festival on social media. 

TICKETS & DETAILS

Utilita Creation Day Festival is a two day festival taking place at West Park in Wolverhampton on the 28th & 29th May 2022.
Tickets for the Utilita Creation Day Festival will go on sale on Friday 10th September at 10AM.
Weekend Tickets are priced at: £110 (+bf) or £160 VIP (+bf)
Day Tickets are priced at: £55 (+bf) or £80 VIP (+bf)

Available Here:Creationdayfestival.com/tickets
Other attractions at the two-day event will include a fairground and a wide variety of food and drink stalls.

Support for festival goers with access requirements will be available.

Opening Times: 12.30pm – 10.45pm

FULL LINE UPCity of Wolverhampton Council and Toura Toura Festivals present…
UTILITA CREATION DAY FESTIVAL 2022
Featuring….
Sat 28th May:IDLESEcho & The BunnymenCASTGlasvegasEchobellyShambolicsThe ClockworksThe iLLicits 
Sun 29th May:
Happy MondaysFriendly FiresASHBlack GrapeSleeperThe Wedding PresentGrandmas HouseCat SFXMarquis Drive
+ more TBA