Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a new date has now been announced for Wolverhampton’s first ever Creation Day Festival.

The festival, which had been due to take place this May, will now be entertaining music lovers over the weekend of 28 and 29 May, 2022 in the city’s beautiful West Park.

Organisers are planning to include the majority of the artists from the original line up and there will be a few new surprises too. The full line up will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets already purchased for this year’s festival will automatically be transferred to the new date or will be fully refunded. 

The council, along with partners Toura Toura Festivals and Alan McGee, founder of the iconic Creation Records label, decided to postpone Creation Day to ensure it can be enjoyed safely and to the full. 

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment, said: “In view of the recent announcements by the Prime Minister and taking into account his proposed roadmap of easing lockdown, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Creation Day Festival to the same weekend next year.

“We know this will be disappointing news in what has been a very challenging 12 months. But due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we feel it is the responsible decision to take.

“However, I’m pleased to say that we have a new date confirmed and we are committed to making Creation Day Festival an amazing event to look forward to in 2022. 

“We all need a light at the end of the tunnel and we all deserve a chance to enjoy ourselves. For fans of great music, Creation Day Festival is that chance.

It’s also one of the ways we can boost our city and show our visitors the fantastic events we have to offer. Creation Day will come just before we host the 2022 Commonwealth Games cycling trial and on the back of the refurbishment of the Civic and Wulfrun Halls.” 

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

The 2 day event will be organised by the council in partnership with Toura Toura Festivals and Alan McGee.

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.

Tickets for this year’s festival will automatically transfer to the new date. If this date isn’t suitable, a full refund will be available. Ticket holders will be contacted directly with further details or to request a ticket refund visit Submit a request – Ticketmaster.

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