Review: Big Church Day Out South 2018

From the outset, the lineup looked appetising. In our preview of the Big Church Day Out 2018, we listed just some of the amazing artists scheduled to appear and that was just scratching the surface. All in, the weekend turned out to be another memorable festival. Big Church Day Out really is a highlight in…

Excitement builds ahead of Big Church Day Out 2018

Big Church Day Out is hosting what we think is its biggest lineup to date across two locations, the first of which is this coming Bank Holiday weekend. Matt Redman, Jonathan McReynolds and Travis Greene are among those playing on the mega-festival’s main stage across the weekend. For King and Country, Britt Nicole and Housefires…

Review: Big Church Day Out South 2017

Snake petting, camping in a hideous thunderstorm, sprinting between stages to catch your fave artists. It all builds character, you know. Big Church Day Out is growing quickly, not just because of the artists it attracts but also because of the experiences it provides. Such is the popularity of the event that it now has…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: LZ7

If you were to build an act that embodies the spirit of Big Church Day Out, it would look a lot like LZ7. The Manchester group has become synonymous with the festival. In fact seeing them light up big and small stages at BCDO is almost an annual tradition now. Like Pancake Day. So, why…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Dire Pitan

Give this man a guitar and watch the magic. Dire Pitan is a talented artist brimming with enthusiasm and passion for the One he’s singing for. You’re in for a treat if you check him out at Big Church Day Out this weekend. The first time we met Dire, he had just released his debut…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Andy Mineo

There’s no one on this year’s Big Church Day Out bill that we’re more excited about seeing than Andy Mineo. After the historic Lecrae set that we saw in 2015, Andy is the natural follow up. He’s right up there on the hip hop totem pole with his Reach Records boss. Andy Mineo burst onto…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Lucy Grimble

One thing we love about Big Church Day Out is its variety. For all the time we’ve rocked out on the main stage, there’s also a contrast such as that found in the Kingdom Come tent. Lucy Grimble is a name that feels right at home here. Fresh from hitting the number 1 spot on…

Review: Big Church Day Out 2016

Don’t let anybody tell you that putting up a tent in the middle of a downpour is fun. It isn’t. Far from it, actually. But that was the prelude to what was an otherwise near perfect weekend. And we’re not just talking about the weather. This year, the Big Church Day Out was two full…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Newworldson

The year was 2010 and a track was released that made us sit up and pay attention. It was a track called Jamaican Praise Medley and it was by a band we’d never come across before. Their name: Newworldson. The thing that caught us off guard was that the performers of the track weren’t a…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Seth & Nirva

  You may be more familiar with the work on Seth & Nirva than you realise. Seth has lent his vocals to the likes of Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin and CeCe Winans. Nirva spent a decade as a dancer in TobyMac’s Diverse City group. Now they’re stepping out to release their debut album with a…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Philippa Hanna

Sheffield has given us a lot of things. Steel, two distinctly average football teams, and Henderson’s Relish. But perhaps one of the finest exports is Philippa Hanna. Growing up in a musical family, it was almost inevitable that Philippa would follow in their footsteps. Her faith infused songwriting has allowed her to reach people much…

Big Church Day Out Spotlight: Lily-Jo

Music is always at its most powerful when there’s a call to action, or some sort of practical application that underpins it. No one knows that more than Lily-Jo. As well as being a talented singer songwriter, Lily-Jo is also a qualified counsellor. And as far as she’s concerned, it’s impossible to keep both worlds…