One of North America’s largest and longest-running Christian music festivals, Kingdom Bound, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a stellar line-up of just announced headliners, including MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Third Day and Newsboys. Kingdom Bound 2006 will be held at Six Flags Darien Lake amusement park and camping resort, in Darien Center, New York (near Buffalo-Niagara Falls) August 6-9, 2006.
The annual festival, which typically attracts 70,000 people from all over the United States and Canada, will feature over 40 popular recording artists and 30 speakers, to be announced at a later date.
As for the headliners, MercyMe is a pop-rock band whose “I Can Only Imagine” and “Here With Me” songs have become huge hits on secular adult contemporary radio stations during the past two years.
Casting Crowns is arguably Christian music’s most popular band, having sold nearly two million albums within the past two years. Known for #1 charting songs like “If We Are the Body,” “Who Am I,” and “Voice of Truth,” Casting Crowns is a ministry-oriented group of unpretentious men and women who connect well with an audience.
Third Day, featuring the muscular voice of lead singer Mac Powell, is a solid Southern rock band with countless hits, including “Agnus Dei,” “Blackbird,” “Forever,” “Praise Song” and “Come Together.”
Newsboys, a rock band originally from Australia, have sold over 5 million albums in their two decades together as one of Christian rock’s favorite touring groups. Known for energetic live rock shows, comparable to U2’s, Newsboys have had several hits like “Shine” and “He Reigns.”
Kingdom Bound 2006 tickets are now on sale, and campsites are currently available for the duration of the event. Call 800-461-4485 or visit www.kingdombound.org for more information.