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Easterfest unites Christians

Andrew Morcom. Photo by Tara Burton

TENS OF thousands of Christians united in Toowoomba over the Easter weekend to worship and celebrate at Easterfest.

After 13 years the annual event, held at Toowoomba’s Queens Park, remains the largest drug and alcohol free festival in

Fans were eager to see headlining bands Switchfoot, Naturally Seven and Newworldson as well as Australian Christian music favourites the Paul Coleman Trio.

Emerging local band Igniting Sky was excited to be part of Easterfest for the first time.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other like-minded artists and gain inspiration to write new music,” said band members Vincent McGovern and Charles McGovern.

Andrew Morcom from Kawana Waters Uniting Church on the Sunshine Coast said it was the great family environment that
has kept him coming back for six consecutive years.

“It’s an event where you feel safe,” he said.

“From a security point of view we feel safe for our kids to be walking around and having a look at the bands and stalls.

It’s just a fantastic time for the whole family".

Sebastian Pop is one of the record breaking 1100 volunteers who gave up their Easter break to ensure that the not-for-profit event ran smoothly.

The Brisbane resident was excited to be volunteering for the first time and he found the whole experience to be very rewarding.

“I like encouraging people and helping people out.

I want to make a difference in someone else’s life,” he said.

Seventeen-year-old Luke Poulsen from Ormeau on the Gold Coast said he looks forward to Easterfest every year.

“Easterfest is so awesome. “It’s not just because it has such great live music, you can just feel the spirit of God here.

“It’s really amazing!”

Photo : Andrew Morcom. Photo by Tara Burton