Easily termed as the North West of England’s biggest gospel event, Manchester’s ‘Festival of Praise’ (FOP) is back, and is back with extra juice! Moved from its annual Boxing Day date, FOP takes place on Friday 8th Jan 2016. Approximately ten thousand people are anticipated to descend on Manchester’s most prominent concert venue, Manchester Arena.
Organised by Jubilee (RCCG) Church based in Manchester, Friday will be the 5th FOP to take place with great expectation. Why the great expectation? Well, firstly you can’t have one of the legends of Worship and Gospel music, Israel Houghton on the bill and not have great expectation and sheer excitement well up to overflowing! But it doesn’t stop there. Sharing the stage with Minister Houghton is a list of some of the leading national and international Gospel artists including: Nigerian worshipper, ‘Sinach’, one of the UK’s most successful Gospel artists, ‘Muyiwa Riversong’, Integrity Music signed artist, ‘Noel Robinson’ and award-winning Jamaican Gospel singer, ‘Chevelle Franklyn’. Other major artists include Philippa Hanna, Madeleine Kerzner Manchester’s very own Christian Dance/Rap group, ‘Twelve 24’, northern worshiper and songwriter, ‘Mark Stevens’. Like…wow! The line-up is amazing. In fact we would argue that this is probably one of the best FOP line-ups to date.
However, organisers of this landmark event have spoilt their audience of over the previous 4 years by bringing us gospel names that some people may have never had the chance to see perform live! Huge names like: Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Cece Winans, Dr Ron Kenoly and a host of other artists have graced the FOP stage and blessed thousands of people across Manchester and the UK.
To top it off, this event is entirely FREE! Hard to believe but true. Jubilee Church step out in faith each year to bring us this event and works with a range of other Christian organisations such as The Message Trust, Compassion UK and Prayer Storm to make it happen.
So all you have to do is REGISTER here: www.fopmanchester.org, turn up and get your praise on!
Over to you
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