Top artists to play Bobby Jones Gospel Explosion

BEING PROMOTED as "the biggest gospel music event to ever be staged in the UK" the Bobby Jones Gospel Explosion will take place in London. The two-day event, due to be held at the Wembley Conference Centre on 30th June and 1st July, will feature a bevy of the biggest names in American gospel. Kirk Franklin, Bobby Jones And New Life, LeShaun Pace Rhodes, Daniel Winans, Vickie Winans, Timothy Wright, Ben Tankard, Douglas Miller, Albertina Walker, Kurt Carr And The Kurt Carr Singers and others are booked in a gospel extravaganza, which will also feature British artists including the Inspirational Choir, the Wades and the London
Fellowship Choir.

There will also be a 'National Talent' contest for British gospel talent and auditions are currently being held. Other features of the event will be an 'Industry Day' with a series of workshops held by the US artists. These include Kirk Franklin on Church Ministry, Ben Tankard (Music Workshop), Vickie Winans (From The Artist's Perspective), Daniel Winans (Songwriting) and Albertina Walker (History Of Gospel). The Gospel Explosion Europe is planned to be an annual event. Said organiser Pearl Jarrett, "Never before has there been an event in gospel music in Britain that has had so many of the top artists all together in one place at one time." (For ticket info phone Wembley Box Office: 0181 900 1234) CR

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