Christmas Rock Night is a Christian music festival held annually during December in Ennepetal, Germany. The festival does not focus on particular styles of Christian music, but leans toward harder forms including metal and alternative.

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Founded in 1980, the first festival drew only three bands. Since then it has expanded to a two- to three-day event which regularly draws international artists such as Skillet, Icon For Hire, Fireflight, P.O.D., Disciple, Savior Machine, Petra, Bride, and Split Level.

The festival has spawned a few spinoff festivals. Fishcore, a one-off festival, was held in 1999. It featured European bands such as Noise Toys, Lightmare, and Sacrificium in competition with each other. Legends Of Rock is a best-of festival held closer to Spring in 2007, 2008 and 2009. This festival features international bands such as Bloodgood, The Electrics, Glenn Kaiser Band, and Rex Carroll, sometimes for reunion events.[1]

In 2007 the festival, under the leadership of Detlev and Martina Westermann, took the German Promikon Award in the category "Best Christian organizers."

References edit

  1. ^ "Legends Of Rock: Why?, Split Level, The Electrics, Tourniquet for German festival". Cross Rhythms. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2007-04-24.
  • Scott, Steve (March–April 2000). "Christmas Rock Night '99". HM Magazine (82): 66–67.
  • Scott, Steve (March–April 2001). "Christmas Rock Night". HM Magazine (88): 50.

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