Announcement of Alliance festival

IN WHAT will be the biggest ever-indoor Christian music event held in Europe, the Alliance Festival has been announced for 19 October in Manchester. To be held at the 20,000-seater stadium, the Nynex Arena, the massive seven-hour event will feature, subject to final confirmation, DC Talk, Michael W Smith, Newsboys, the World Wide Message Tribe, dBA and special guests.
The event, organised by Alliance Music in partnership with the Baptist Union, Youth Alive, Covenantors, Soul Survivor and CPAS, will be publicised by a mailing into half a million homes. Said Alliance's Dave Withers, "We are thrilled to be offering Christian music fans an event like this. This will be the first of an annual event and we are already planning next year, when we would like to get Steven Curtis Chapman."

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