Grassroots event KingsStock launches crowd funding scheme

AT THE annual KingsStock music festival held this year at its new location of Moggerhanger Park, Bedfordshire, a new initiative for future funding of the event was announced. Read a statement by organiser James Stevens, "Like many emerging organisations KingsStock is mid leap-of-faith, they have a big vision and a tiny budget to work with. In an attempt to facilitate the big vision they have launched a crowd funding project to support the work, called Heaven Sent Friends. As with many other crowd funding initiatives like Kickstarter, Heaven Sent Friends offers different tiers of partnership with various rewards for your investment in the vision. It makes being a patron of Christian arts and music within everyone's reach."

James continued, "It can be a risky move for a music festival to change venues, but sometimes these upheavals have to happen, prompting the generation of fresh ideas and shaking up complacency. Moggerhanger Park has a rich Christian heritage in social justice, making it a perfect partner for KingsStock, following the trends of many other festivals who use their events to encourage social action."

Commented Cross Rhythms' Tony Cummings, who attended KingsStock 2015, "KingsStock has a unique function in developing the next wave of Christians making music. We have already seen this grassroots event play a vital role in pushing forward the ministries of acts like Daughters Of Davis and Chaos Curb Collaboration and each year are bringing to light more and more talented musicians from Britain's churches. I believe that everyone who has a passion to see music ministry - worship and evangelism, the prophetic and social activism - grow in the UK should prayerfully consider becoming a Heaven Sent Friend."

KingsStock 2016 will take place at Moggerhanger Park on 5th, 6th and 7th August. Visit for more details. CR

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.