The Australian Gospel Music Festival in Toowoomba reached a thrilling climax overnight with a powerful performance by Australian jazz virtuoso James Morrison followed by an intense and raucous set by US hard rockers Day Of Fire.
The streets of Toowoomba roared as John Smith’s God’s Squad motorcycle club cruised into town on their Harley Davidson’s, while thousands gathered at AGMF’s main stage for the festival’s annual combined church service featuring a selection of songs from AGMF’s first worship CD The Cross Alone.
On Saturday, Superchick and BarlowGirl wowed the crowd, while Friday belonged to Planetshakers, and Soulframe fronted by Guy “Mutto” Mutton from Australian Idol.
AGMF CEO Isaac Moody hailed this year’s festival a “great success” with ten of thousands of people attending the ticketed and free events.
With AGMF 08 being the festival’s tenth year, Mr Moody says that there is definitely room to grow.
“We are always looking to improve things,” he says.
But as this year’s festival ended, Mr Moody thanked all the community groups that contribute each year to the success of the festival.
“We couldn’t do this without them.
“The festival has helped establish positive links between business, community, government, and Church groups in the city,” he adds.
AGMF 08 returns to Queens Park, next Easter. (21-23 March 2008).
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