Top UK Christian Bands coming to Inverness

As a finale to the Alive Festival, four top UK Christian bands will be coming to Inverness for a very special event in the Ironworks, Inverness. Don't miss it.

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Alive Festival Worship Event



Ironworks Music Venue,


Academy Street, Inverness


Saturday 18th June
Doors Open 5.00pm
First Band 5.30pm 

As an exciting finale to this years Alive Festival,  four top UK Christian bands are heading to Inverness for a very special worship concert, with Lou Fellingham and Phatfish headlining the evening.

The event, which is being billed as a 'Mini Frenzy'  is all age, and contains a real blend of vibrant modern Christian music and the more contemporary sounds of worship. This is a great opportunity for the whole Christian community to come together and be part of the biggest indoor Christian event to hit Inverness!   

David Maclean, Festival Director comments:

I am thrilled that we have managed to secure these bands for our very first Alive Festival main event, it will be a fantastic night of worship and fellowship together. Lou Fellingham and Phatfish have been at the leading edge of Christian music for a number of years and have led worship at Soul Survivor and Spring Harvest, so its really exciting to get them to lead this event for us. LZ7, The Steels and Superhero represent the exciting fresh face and sound of modern worship music, with the youth loving their live shows, so it promises to be very special and not to be missed!

It's also great to be able to use the Ironworks venue for this event, it will be a great witness for our city to have the sound of Christian music filling the city centre on a Saturday night!

A lot of organisation and hard work has gone into making this night happen, so I would really encourage the whole Christian Community of the Highlands to come along and support this night.

 David and the team have  put a lot of organisation and hard work into making this night happen on would want to encourage the whole Christian community around the Highlands to come along and support the event.

The evening starts with Manchester based LZ7, a band who many enjoyed at the Luis Palau Festival in 2009. LZ7 scored a Top 30 UK hit last year with "This Little Light!", and their high energy vibrant stage show is a massive hit with the youth. With an energetic and explosive combination of Hip Hop, Rock and Tough Street beats hitting everyday issues in today's society.

The Steels come from the North East of England and signed to Kingsway in June 2010. All in their

twenties, all having been on the road together for years, all with a shared passion for seeing their music help people establish deeper connections with God.

Their unmissable live sets have astounded music lovers at major festivals all over the world; more recently performing on BBC's 'Songs of Praise' and the ‘God Channel's’ 'GTV LIVE'. The audience have the time of their lives while hearing ‘The Steels’ blend of guitar driven rock, which delivers the message of Jesus in a new and refreshing style.


Superhero are Scotlands' hardest working Christian rock band, lead singer Tim says:

"We believe this is what God wants us to do, and as long as we feel this way, and for as long as people continue to hear and respond to the Gospel through what we do, we will keep moving forward....oh! and we love the challenge, the way it stretches our faith and keeps us humble, because the way we do things, it can only ever be said that God did it for us". "All the glory to him, he is our constant."

Superhero also played in Inverness at the Luis Palau and are a favourite with live crowds, having played at festivals across the world

PhatfishPhatfish have made an impressive impact on the UK Christian music scene for the last decade. Live, they have led thousands in worship at all of the major UK festivals including Newday, Soul Survivor and Spring Harvest, sharing stages with artists that range from Matt Redman to Delirious. They have also toured in the US, Canada and Europe.

In the studio they have clocked up 10 widely acclaimed albums and are responsible for the worldwide hit ‘Holy Holy, Lift Up His Name’ and more recently the anthems ‘There Is A Day’ and ‘Amazing God’. They feature on numerous compilation albums, often in partnership with premier publishers, Kingsway Music.

Since their formation in 1994, Phatfish have held firmly to their original aim: to write, play and record songs that glorify our amazing God and communicate His love and His purpose for us. Select any Phatfish track and you’ll quickly notice that the lyrics are rich with sound biblical truths that lift the soul and strengthen faith. Listen with a trained ear and you can’t mistake the impeccable vocal quality and faultless musicianship that only comes with genuine commitment and experience.Their most recent release 'In Jesus' features the two newest additions to the band, guitarists Jos Wintermeyer and Ben Hall.

Ticket Sales

Tickets for the event are available directly from
the Alive Festival website.

Cost £10 for an Adult, £8 for under 16s, with group discounts available


Alternatively, tickets can be obtained by:

Tel. 01463 248280 or



Additionally tickets can be purchased at CLC bookshops in Inverness.


Alive Festival is an independent  Christian Charity based in Inverness and run by husband and wife team David and Annette Maclean.

The Alive Festival week is focussed on hosting Christian events across the city with the aims of teaching, outreaching, equipping and celebrating the Christian faith.  

A full list and details of all the events can be found at the festival website


Funds from this years Festival will go towards three nominated charities: Scripture Union Scotland, Crossreach (Cameron House) and Baby Wototo in Uganda

David Maclean, 04/06/2011

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(Guest) 29/11/2014 21:48
I asked a simple question
Talking about instruments St Francis said it best,
"Lord make me an instrument of thy peace..."
He wasn't bothered about whether or not to play the drums.
He was more concerned about his witness.
Penny Lee 29/11/2014 22:03

The answer to your question seems to be 'none' which is the same as many other items we regularly use and wear in church worship. We also have the issue of trousers worn by women, referring them to the command not to wear men's clothing. However, men didn't even wear trousers at that time so we have to use common sense and realise that it means for women not to turn themselves out clothed as a man. At least the point about women wearing a hat is mentioned in scripture but, even then, the option to those who don't want to is to simply cut their hair and that doesn't seem to be a problem for the woman to have short hair. The hat was only to cover long braided hair which would prove a distraction.

Guest - the practices to which I referred earlier were the sacrificial laws. Christ came to replace them by offering Himself as a 'once and for all' sacrifice. It seems we can't be content with this now - we still want to sacrifice things which we have not been asked to do - and I feel the pleasure of appropriate Christian worship which involves musical instruments is one such unnecessary 'sacrifice.'
(Guest) 29/11/2014 22:04
1 Corinthians 14.7-8.
(Guest) 29/11/2014 22:20
The Lord Jesus "fulfilled the OT law", He fulfilled it's meaning, He didn't "do away, or abolish one thing", as many today errantly teach. Matthew 5.17-19.
Certainly the ceremonial law was abolished with the temple being destroyed, but the moral law is eternal-read Romans 13.9-10, for just one example.
(Guest) 29/11/2014 22:28
certainly the ceremonial law was abolished
And the ceremonial law is the one which relates to time and place rather than God's eternal moral law which the activating principle of his being.
Jesus didn't just fulfil the law(moral law), he personifies the law - always did and always will.
(Guest) 29/11/2014 22:52
Deuteronomy 22.5 answers your question-what "pertaineth unto man"?
Please read the context.
Penny Lee 29/11/2014 23:46
I never said the moral law was done away with. I was speaking purely of the need for sacrificial practices. The moral law never included the playing of musical instruments. If it was immoral to do so, then it would have been immoral in the OT too! However, those wanting to support the notion that we shouldn't include instruments in worship use the NT fulfilment of the law to justify what they say. All I'm saying is that the abolishment of sacrificial law cannot be used to include musical instruments since they never formed part of these sacrifices.

I don't understand why you included the verses from Deuteronomy - they confirm what I was saying in that it is not the shape of the garment itself, it is whether or not it is a man's garment. Men wearing a pair of women's trousers in a feminine pink colour with embroidery etc. would look pretty ridiculous - there are mens trousers and there are women's trousers! If it was simply down to whether it was a skirt or trousers then all Scots would be sinning by wearing the kilt!
(Guest) 30/11/2014 00:31
Yes, you are correct, "the moral law" IS eternally binding on NT believers, I am so glad you do believe this.
Musical instruments, if we read the Psalms, and other OT Scriptures aright, played a big part in praising God-Psalm 150 etc!
Musical instruments, as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14.7-8, are only inanimate objects! Quite where they came in to the present controversy regarding the "law", I do not know!
It is the DRUM BEAT, that I have a major problem with, not the "stringed instrument", "pipes", "harp", "trumpet" etc. No! the high and joyous sound of the earth when it will surely be released from the curse of the "bondage of corruption", Romans 8.21-22, as foretold by Isaiah 44.23, is what we as Christians should be eagerly, and believingly awaiting!
Men's and women's clothes-fashion, and culture? I am off to bed!

John Miller 30/11/2014 10:24
I asked a simple question that has been misunderstood and used to misrepresent my thoughts on the use of musical instruments in Christian worship.

I never suggested that I was against this although it is clear that you jumped to that conclusion Penny. Also I would say that your thoughts about comparing the use of musical instruments with women wearing trousers or hats are just ridiculous.

However to infer that those who do not agree with the use of musical instruments (I am not in this number in collective worship are somehow seeking to add to the giving of Himself by Jesus as an offering for sin is a completely unjustified attack on many godly believers. It is a slur on their faith in Christ and accuses them of heresy.

Personally I observe the use of so-called praise bands in some churches drowns out and eclipses the collective vocal musical worship of the people of God. I think that in many places a desire to satisfy human senses has replaced the need to recognise the holiness that is proper to the house of God. Please note that in speaking of the house of God I do not refer to a building made with hands.
(Guest) 30/11/2014 11:46
Kudos to you Penny for risking flack by being prepared to engage with the outside world.
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