Worldwide line-up for Gospel Fest 2013

Live Issue on stage at a previous Gospel Fest.
Live Issue on stage at a previous Gospel Fest.

The best in gospel music from across the world will converge on Donaghcloney when Gospel Fest 2013 returns for a fourth consecutive year.

Visitors from all over the Britain and Ireland are set to converge on the thousand seater marquee, located just off the main road between Waringstown and Banbridge, for what is now recognised as one of the largest gospel music festival in the British Isles.

The festival runs from Friday to Sunday, August 16-18 and will be hosted each evening by top country/gospel band, Live Issue, who have just returned from a very successful tour of the United

Joining them will be a host of top artists from Northern Ireland as well as Zac and Robert Schmidt, a duo from Colorado in the United States. The line up of artists each evening is as follows:

Friday, August 16, 7.45pm: Live Issue, Paul Silcock, Stonewall, Laura Dowey, Zac and Robert Schmidt.

Saturday, August 17, 7.45pm: Live Issue, Crimson River, Crawford Bell, Liz Clarke, Slemish.

Sunday, August 18, 3pm: The Voices of Praise Choir.

Sunday, August 18, 7.45pm, Live Issue, Justified, The Dixie Heasley Band, Ruth Trimble, The Harvesters.

The festival is shaping up to be as large as last year’s with many people making the journey from England and Scotland in order to be part of this wonderful weekend of top quality gospel music.

The event takes place on land belonging to Roy Dreaning located on the Old Bann Road adjacent to the main Waringstown to Banbridge Road opposite the Midway Autopoint. Roy also organises the event each year and is a member of Live Issue.

The programme will start each evening at 7.45pm with the Sunday afternoon concert starting at 3pm.

Although there is no entrance charge, a donation will be taken up during each evening concert with a suggested adult contribution of £5 per night to cover the many expenses incurred in running the Gospel Fest event.

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