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‘Megalife’ concert in Moira Demesne on Saturday 17th June

Music and worship to rock Moira Demesne

Julie Spence reports

Sonicflood, Yfriday, Brian Houston, Johnny Parks Band and Lisburn’s Band of Brothers will take the Moira stage

MOIRA Demesne will be resounding to the sound of Christian worship on Saturday June 17 when a very special gig for young people takes over the local venue.

Johnny ParksThe Christian rock/worship concert, organised by Megalife and supported by Youth for Christ, will include YFC's very popular 'Manafest' and is expected to draw thousands of people to the village.

The event runs from 12noon until 10pm and is free to everyone.

As well as music there will be a gospel message throughout with facilities for prayer, seeking and reflection.

Organiser Wilson Archer says he is sure the event will be a huge success.

"There has been response from all over Ireland and as far away as Croatia and Holland," he said. "Both Christians and non - Christians have expressed their intention to come to the gig and we expect people to be arriving throughout the day, culminating in a large crowd for the two big acts in the evening, Yfriday and Sonicflood."

The day starts with Band of Brothers from Lisburn followed by Titus and Supervision, both rock bands for God from England.

Brian Houston and Johnny Parks are on next with Brian bringing his own unique style and passion and Johnny being one of he top worship leaders in the UK.

After tea everyone can take part in Manafest with Bluetree and Axiom and enjoy the chance to hear Australian YFC UK speaker, Paul Flavell. There will be a large LCD screen for visuals with the stage coming from England and top professional sound system from Production House, Belfast.

"This whole venture is a step of faith for myself, having never attempted this before, but when God gives you something to do, then you must," explained Wilson.

"This event has grown way beyond what I ever imagined and is God's event. It is youth focused but open to all, with the aim of seeing people finding new life and the truth which is in and is Jesus.

"All facilities including toilets and catering will be on site," he continued. "It is not a denominational event in that all major churches in Moira are involved in some way in assisting with the running of this event. It's for God's people to stand together under one master. We also have DJs from Cool FM and U105 as MCs for the day," he added.

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