As an invaluable guide to our readers Cross Rhythms brings you a comprehensive listing of all the Christian events and festivals being held this year.

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Date: 11th June
Venue: The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh
Contributors: Delirious?, Third Day, David Crowder Band, Rock 'n' Roll Worship Circus, Cathy Burton and Band, John Boyers (Chaplain Manchester United Football Club), Jimmy Dowds (Chaplain Dunfermline Athletic Football Club)
Telephone: 08708 748748
Cost: Adults £26/ U16s £17
In setting up Frenzy we wanted to present a one day Christian music festival of the very highest quality. It was our desire for Christians to look at this event and feel so confident and excited about it that they would compel their non-Christian friends to come also. Our heart is to see our nation changed and set on fire for Jesus. We want to invite people from all denominations and their non-Christian friends to join us for this one amazing day. We welcome Third Day and David Crowder Band on their first visits to Scotland, as well as welcoming back our awesome friends Delirious?. Our prayer is that thousands of hearts will be touched through this day and that many will come to know Jesus as their Lord. Having moved to the new larger venue at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh the opportunities for enhanced visuals are endless. This ticket will not disappoint. With sales already in the thousands, make sure you don't miss out.


Date: 25th - 29th August
Venue: Gorsley Baptist Church, Hereford & Worcs
Contributors: To be confirmed

Date: 29th April - 1st May
Venue: The Fraserburgh Leisure & Exhibition Centre, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Contributors: Karen Peck & New River, Inheritance, Cheryl Dunn

Date: 30th July
Venue: Streatham Common, London
Contributors: To be confirmed

Date: 26th - 30th August
Venue: Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln
Contributors: Chris Bowater, Stuart Bell, Terry Virgo, Rachel Hickson, Tony Miller, Rambabu and Duane White. Delirious? in concert
Telephone: 01522 533535
Join with over 12,000 people for a time of celebration at the Lincolnshire Showground. Grapevine is an event for all the family, drawing people from around the nations of the world. Celebrate with 6,000 people in our Big Top venue, worship led by Chris Bowater and a host of musicians. Speakers: Stuart Bell, Terry Virgo, Rachel Hickson, Tony Miller, Rambabu and Duane White. Grapevine includes seminars to inspire and equip, over 60 exhibitors, large sales venue, sports activities, youth programmes for all ages featuring concerts with top artists and community projects across Lincoln City.

Rock Your Socks Off
Date: 9th July
Venue: Eridge Estate, nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Contributors: Yfriday, Rock 'n' Roll Worship Circus, Nicky Rogers, [dweeb], No More Horses, Soulcry, Psalm Drummers, Steve Chalke, Stewart Henderson and David and Carrie Grant.
Telephone: 01892 530613/532072
Cost: Full Price/Adult: £20 on the day, £15 in advance
The festival is an all age event with particular interest to families and young people. Contributors booked this year include Newcastle rock worship band Yfriday, American retro-rock band Rock 'n' Roll Worship Circus, acclaimed singer/songwriter Nicky Rogers, punk rock iconoclasts [dweeb], eight-piece funk band No More Horses, heat winners of the Ultimate Showcase Soulcry, and percussion worship team Psalm Drummers. Also contributing to the event will be popular speaker Steve Chalke, poet Stewart Henderson and Fame Academy's David and Carrie Grant. As well as four stages with live music throughout the day, the event also features drum and DJ workshops, seminars, an Inter-schools Battle Of The Bands competition, temporary tattoos, candy floss, places to eat, inflatables and new this year: *Big Top Performance Cafe, Fairtrade Art & Poetry tent.

Tree Of Life
Date: 26th - 29th August
Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Contributors: Alan Boesak, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Fr Richard Rohr, Professor David Ford and Roy Jenkins
Telephone: 0207 3742760
With music of all genres across five stages; visual arts featuring Don McCullin's A Life Interrupted; speakers including Alan Boesak, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Fr Richard Rohr, Professor David Ford and Roy Jenkins; performing arts including Springs Dance Company; a Children's Festival for the 0 to 10s; an all-new youth Big Top venue; and a Make Poverty History Campaign Day on the Bank Holiday Monday - Greenbelt is a Christian arts festival committed to Kingdom justice and with an embrace wide enough to welcome all.

Date: 25th - 29th August
Venue: Witton Castle Holiday Park, Witton-le-Wear, nr Bishop Auckland, Co Durham
Contributors: To be confirmed

Date: 16th - 22nd July, 23rd - 29th July, 30th July - 5th August
Venue: Keswick Conference Centre, Keswick, Cumbria
Contributors: Sinclair B Ferguson, Stephen Gaukroger, Dominic Smart

The God Who Speaks Today
Date: 6th - 10th August
Venue: Royal Norfolk Showground, nr Norwich, Norfolk
Contributors: Note For A Child, Stuart Menzies Farrant, Gareth Robinson

Date: November
Venue: Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Contributors: To be confirmed

Date: 11th - 13th November
Venue: Quinta Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire
Contributors: To be confirmed

Date: 14th - 21st August
Venue: Liverpool
Contributors: To be confirmed
Cost: £50 if booked by 30th April; £75 if booked after 30th April
Merseyfest is a catalyst for transformation - transforming people, places and perceptions. It is a means of bringing together Christian churches, people of good will, public services and private enterprise to work on the common goal of a better, kinder, more caring and more sustainable community. From 14th until 21st August 2005 thousands of young adults will come to Liverpool for a week of music, festivities and mission. They will link up with thousands of local people and work on hundreds of projects of kindness across the region. The week will culminate with a free-to-enter festival in Croxteth Park with the best music, speakers, dance bands and numerous other acts. Anyone familiar with the work already done by the thousands of volunteers who took part in Festival: Manchester (summer 2003) and Soul In The City (summer 2004) will have a good idea as to what Merseyfest is all about. In 2005 it's Merseyside's turn to host the UK's biggest urban outreach event.

Date: 1st - 3rd July
Venue: Torr Abbey Meadows, Seafront, Torquay, Devon
Contributors: Quench, Superhero, Solomon's Folly