GospelFest Music Festival

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GospelFest Music Festival is taking place from the 21st to 23rd August, and the official artist lineup has just been announced.

GospelFest is one of the UK’s largest three day music festivals promoting country gospel music, and this year it’s coming to a marquee on the main Banbridge road - just outside Waringstown.

This year, the festival is aiming to provide a platform for the promotion of gospel music and its message in Northern Ireland - with its usual eclectic array of musicians and plenty of local talent, too! Ranging from bluegrass to country, and southern gospel to old-time gospel, there will be a genre for everybody. Headlining on Friday evening will be The Calderwood Sisters, Kingdom Bound, Margot and Sture, and Justified. On Saturday, Warren Smith, The Sunbeam Singers, Cup O’Joe, and Slemish will take to the stage, while Kathryn Mitchell and Live Issue join a dazzling line-up on Sunday.

Festival founder, Roy Dreaning, says:

“Beginning in 2009, GospelFest is now one of the biggest gospel music events in the United Kingdom.

“Even though it is a gospel music event, we are different in that we are not associated with one church or faith-based organisation.

“We emphasise that this event is not a church service, but an opportunity for people from all walks of life and backgrounds to come together for a good night’s entertainment in a friendly, Christian environment.”

Food and merchandise stands will be open throughout the weekend, and are available for local organisations and charities.

To learn more, visit www.gospelfestni.com or find ‘GospelFestNI’ on Facebook.