TYPE OF EVENT: A CHRISTIAN YOUTH BAND CONCERT
PARTNERS: CHURCHES IN BLACKBURN
DATE: APRIL 2018
Our first licensed event after making the main space safe for 500 people was to host one of the most successful Christian bands to come out of the Message Trust in Manchester, TWELVE24.
Described as a fusion of popular artists such as Macklemore, Calvin Harris and Justin Bieber, TWELVE24 have played all over the world: tours in the USA, all over the UK, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France; festivals in Spain, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Denmark, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland and Finland. The band have gathered 500,000 views on Vevo and 26,000 likes on their verified Facebook page.
“Uprising” was a free youth event for young people between 11 and 18 years old. A state of the art technical set up transformed the space into a modern concert venue with an urban feel, and portable toilets were hired for the event. As well as a concessions stall with refreshments, there was also a prayer wall for young people to attach prayer-requests and a “chill-out” area for advice and prayer. In partnership with other churches, there was information and opportunities for people to continue asking questions and exploring their own spirituality.