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About YOUTH 23 Registration What's New Media Kit
About YOUTH 23 Registration What's New Media Kit

Music & Worship

The YOUTH 2023 Design Team is poring over a mixture of worship leaders and stage artists to make sure that our worship time is incredible.

We’ve got evening worship on July 25, 26, and 27. House band, warm up acts, and maybe a huge name or two are on the horizon!

Rend Collective: Opening night worship/concert on July 25

Hailing from Ireland, Rend Collective have many rootsy, indie-folk-style hits, and have risen to number one on the iTunes charts in both the UK and US. The profound yet simple message of “worship and community reimagined” clearly resonates with a generation seeking a fresh expression of faith and belonging.

Anyone who has experienced the (barely!) controlled chaos and infectious wildness of a Rend Collective performance will know that celebration and joy have always been core values for the worship artists.

“We at Rend Collective have a confession to make. We are not actually an indie-folk band . . . despite all the beards and bowties and banjos. We are a celebration band. It’s just a coincidence that folk music and celebration make a great pairing!" - Gareth Gilkeson

Click here to learn more about the artist and preview their songs.

House Band: FRVR FREE

FRVR FREE began in 2016. Over time, God caused this team to grow and transform into a family. The FRVR FREE Family consists of 35-40 individuals who are committed to living by the same value system, and whose mission statement is this: “We’ve been set free to set others free”. With creative music and stage presence, FRVR FREE creates experiences to help people begin to understand how God lovingly sees them. When people find an identity in community and as a child of God, the possibilities are endless – to see shame fall and freedom rise. That's what it means to be FRVR FREE.

Click here to learn more about this artist and preview their songs.

Yung Drew

Yung Drew, from Jacksonville, Florida, will be part of arrival festivities during the afternoon of July 25. He will be performing in the Daytona Bandshell, among the other welcome activities for YOUTH 2023.

He is an up-and-coming artist in Christian music performing for various youth camps and organizations, as well as being part of tours like the Invasion Tour and Tokyo Fest. Yung Drew has a new album coming in the near future featuring various artists, including Marty from Social Club Misfits.

Expect to hear singles like He Did It during the performance. Click here to learn more about Yung Drew.