Tickets go on sale today (Friday 23 October) for Wolverhampton’s first ever Creation Day festival.

Two days of incredible live music from legendary UK bands are set to rock West Park as part of the new festival next summer.

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

Music fans can book their tickets from today through Creation Day festival tickets where details of a payment plan to help spread costs are also available.

Creation Day festival forms part of City of Wolverhampton Council’s ongoing commitment to re-light the city, help boost the local economy and offer high profile events to attract visitors.

The 2 day event has been organised by the council in partnership with Toura Toura Festivals and Alan McGee, founder of the iconic Creation Records label.

Alan 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.

Bands playing on Saturday are Happy Mondays, Echo & the Bunnymen, Cast, Black Grape and Echobelly as well as new artists Shambolics, The Clockworks and The Illicits.

The line up includes a Creation Day exclusive as it will be the first time that frontman Shaun Ryder has performed with his 2 bands, Happy Mondays and Black Grape, at one festival.

Acts lined up for Sunday are Editors, Friendly Fires, Ash, Sleeper, Glasvegas, The Wedding Present as well as up and coming performers Heavy Lungs, Cat SFX and Marquis Drive.

Editors met when they were studying Music Technology at Staffordshire University and gigged around the Midlands before receiving Mercury Prize and Brit Awards nominations.

Other attractions at the 2 day event include a fairground and a wide variety of food and drink stalls. Support for festival goers with access requirements will be available.

City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Ian Brookfield said: “Creation Day is a really exciting event for our city and I’d like to invite all our local music fans to get their tickets.

“We’ve got some amazing acts lined up for both days of the festival. Thanks to our partnership with Alan and his many years of experience in the music business, we’ve been able to offer a great mix between old favourites and some up and coming acts.

“We’re really looking forward to Creation Day as a way to showcase our city and offer a fantastic weekend for local people and music fans from further afield. It’s just one of the ways that we’re working to help boost our local economy and help the city recover and relight.”

Creation Day will be fully risk assessed to reflect the latest safety requirements at the time of the festival. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, details may be subject to change.

Tickets will go on sale in a limited capacity, this will be reviewed over time and more tickets may be released depending on national guidance.

To find out more visit Creation Day.