Taking more than 50,000 Christian music fans to the LeSEA Broadcasting Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana; and on top of this, millions of viewers worldwide via TV, radio and the Internet, World Pulse Festival (WPF) which began on 21st August will definitely be a most unique setting for Christian music today. This year's impressive line-up includes Third Day, Rebecca St. James, Audio Adrenaline, Petra and Tait.
The event began as a birthday celebration for WHME-FM in 1987 and has grown over the last eighteen years into a premier Christian music event. Now WPF not only can be heard but viewed from any where in the world.
Last year 10 million households across the USA had the opportunity to view a two-hour portion of WPF. 70 million households in the Middle East received WPF via LeSEA's Middle East Satellite Television station. Countries included: Egypt, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Greece. A hundred youth met in Jerusalem, Israel to watch the festival live on LeSEA's Middle East television station.
2004 will be the first year for WPF to air on DIRECTV and channel 321. The festival in its entirety can be viewed via RealPlayer at www.worldpulsefestival.com.
"It is with great excitement that we look ahead to World Pulse Festival's eighteenth year. With all that is happening in the world around us, we find it a great honour to present people with wholesome entertainment from artists who are the best in their field. It is humbling to think that on 21st August, maybe millions of people worldwide will be watching the events taking place in South Bend, Indiana." Peter Sumrall, COO of LeSEA Broadcasting.
(All pictures from www.worldpulsefestival.com)
World Pulse Festival Attracts 50000+
Published 21 August 2004 | Joanna S. Wong