About SonFest Southport

About SonFest Southport Christian Music Festival

SonFest Southport held its first concert in September 2014 in the heart of Southport’s town centre. This year, SonFest Southport will be back at King’s Gardens, on the Promenade.

Listen to the SonFest Southport 2017 Launch Radio Broadcast

What better way to relive the build-up to SonFest Southport 2017 than with a radio broadcast by SonFest Southport’s very own Tina Powsey and our talented event host Gareth Cottrell.

Come and join us on Saturday, 14th July

SonFest Southport returns on Saturday, 14th July beginning at 11am. Come along and enjoy a day of worship and fellowship hosted by the talented and entertaining UCB Presenter Gareth Cottrell, plus a day packed with exciting artists including Liberty Worship Collective all the way from Liberty University in Virginia, U.S.A., acclaimed British singer/songwriter Philippa Hanna, Manchester’s Gospel sensation, Voices Beyond Gospel Collective, SonFest Southport favourite Vernon Fuller and the exciting youth band Amplified from Glasshouse Church.  Returning to open the festival is Southport’s very own Lakeside Church Worship!

King's Gardens Southport - This year's SonFest Southport location

The festival was created to present the life-giving, life-changing message of Jesus Christ through live music. SonFest Southport provides a day filled with great live music of a variety of styles from jazz to pop, to folk and to gospel and is complemented by a number of community partners and services.

Live music offers people the opportunity to hear messages in a new, engaging way and it is my personal belief that words change lives – especially words of love, hope, forgiveness and grace. Attendance last year doubled its first year, as the location moved from the bandstand to Town Centre Gardens, in front of The Atkinson, in the middle of Lord Street.

Held annually, SonFest Southport is and will always be a free event, supported by local churches and and businesses, as a gift to the community. SonFest Southport’s title sponsor, Fill the Gap Concerts, based in North Carolina, U.S.A., came to us in the very beginning through a common vision of sharing God’s word through live music. SonFest Southport and Fill the Gap Concerts enjoy a tremendous partnership and we welcome others who share this vision to get involved through either practical or prayerful support. Our prayer is to introduce people to the life-giving, life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

SonFest Southport Founder, Tina Powsey

Foster Hobbs LogoEstablished in 2012, Foster Hobbs enjoys the heartfelt opportunity of being able to give back a portion of what God has provided We encourage you to learn more about our journey with our ‘ENJOY COFFEE. FILL THE GAP.’ initiatives.

Fill the Gap Concerts