About SonFest Southport

About SonFest Southport Music Festival

SonFest Southport Music Festival was first held in September 2014 in the heart of Southport’s town centre at the bandstand. During our third year, SonFest Southport was moved to King’s Gardens, on the Promenade, across from The Royal Clifton Hotel.

Listen to the SonFest Southport 2019 Launch Radio Broadcast

What better way to relive the build-up to SonFest Southport 2019 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, 13th July 2019

SonFest Southport returns on Saturday, 13th July beginning at 11am. Bring a blanket and your friends and join us for a day filled with encouraging, positive live music hosted by the talented UCB Presenter Gareth Cottrell.   Enjoy a full day packed with exciting artists including acclaimed British singer/songwriter Philippa Hanna, singer/songwriter Zion, alternative pop from Pyramid Park, Manchester’s Gospel sensation, Voices Beyond Gospel Collective, SonFest Southport favourite Vernon Fuller and two exciting bands joining us from The Message Trust– Brightline, SoulBox. Returning to kick off SonFest Southport this year is Southport’s very own, Amplified by Glasshouse!

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 and offers  a day filled with free, awesome live music of a variety of styles from jazz to indie, to alternative and to gospel; we strive to offer something for everyone. 

It is my personal belief that words change lives – especially words of love, hope, forgiveness and grace. It is also my belief that music has the potential to be “social glue” that brings people together. We trust the music and words we share at SonFest Southport will touch and change lives for the better. 

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 love 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.
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