BigChurchDayOut

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BigChurchDayOut
Genre Christian Rock, Christian Worship, Gospel Music, Christian Rap, contemporary Christian music
Dates Last Saturday and Sunday of May
Location(s) Wiston, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Years active 2009-Present
Website
www.bigchurchdayout.com

BigChurchDayOut is a Christian non-profit music festival that takes place in Wiston, West Sussex, England, best known for its contemporary Christian music. Many musical types are represented at the festival with the festival to appeal to all denominations of Christians. The main musical genres featured are Christian rock, contemporary worship music, gospel and Christian rap.

The festival was extended from one day to three days in 2010, with an additional day in the Midlands. That year, the number of attendees went up to 25,000 from 15,000 the year before. The next year, in 2011, the length of the festival was reduced to two days and the number attending decreased to 20,000.[1]

BigChurchDayOut was created by Tim Jupp, a founding member of Delirious?.[2] The Leading Christian pop and rock artists have appeared as headline acts with others appearing on smaller stages.

The event was featured on BBC songs of Praise on the 30th June 2013.

Lineups[edit]

Famous Artist over the years have included Switchfoot, Toby Mac, Casting Crowns, Phil Wickham, Newsboys, Delirious?, Israel Houghton, LZ7, BOSH (band), Matt Redman, Hillsong United (band) and Tim Hughes.[3][4] Israel Houghton has performed the most times, performing in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, bands such as Worship Central(with Tim Hughes) and Rend Collective also attended. The amount of space for camping and at the main arena also doubled.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Big Church Day Out". Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Big Church Day Out on God TV". GODTV. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 Line-UP". Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Switchfoot added to Big Church Day Out Line-UP". louderthanthemusic.com. Retrieved 17 August 2012.