It’s not long now unitl festival season kicks into gear, and one of the most exciting line up in the West Midlands takes place in Wolverhampton when the Utilita Creation Day Festival comes to town.
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’. We caught them eariler in the year at the O2 Academy, and they are not a act to be missed.
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.
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 are on sale now: