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Create Music Village is coming to Ashford Town Centre this October

Published: 01/07/2022
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Fifteen events, four venues, one town all come together as Create Music Village (CMV), an exciting new month long event driven by four grass-roots music venues, all based in the heart of Ashford Town Centre.

Revelation, Coachworks, Macknade and The Glass House will lead a host of other local venues in celebrating the very best that live music has to offer - from DJs to Indie, rock to hip hop, big names to rising stars; all 31 days of October will be filled with music, right on your doorstep!

CMV reimagines Ashford’s much loved Create Music Festival, as an indoor-venue event with a unique village feel. It is funded by Arts Council England and Ashford Borough Council; and led by Revelation, Ashford’s only dedicated music and arts venue based in St Mary’s church. CMV also includes three other core venues plus a fringe programme with variety of workshops and livestreams, all aimed at involving as many people in the community as possible.

With all the core venues in walking distance of each other, organisers are confident this will create a village atmosphere, actively encouraging audiences to move from one venue to another so everyone can  join in, exploring different musical styles with friends and family.

CMV is working with two Kent based Curators, Andre Dack from Ramsgate, who runs the famed Ramsgate Music Hall and Ashford’s own Casey Heyburn, best known for his role with BBC Introducing at Radio Kent. Names already lined up include Eddi Reader, DJ Hooch, William the Conqueror and Turin Brakes, with the full CMV line up being announced at a special launch event at Coachworks on 21 July from 7pm.   

Jon Arden, CMV Project Manager Ashford says: “Our ambition is simple - we want to create a Music Village in the heart of Ashford make the town centre come to life and really develop the Ashford Music Scene. We’re so excited to finally share the news that Create Music Village is coming to town.”

To find out more, visit: www.createmusicvillage.co.uk