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Kingdom Come Festival brings in more than 25 Christian Rock bands

Grammy-nominated bands Fireflight and Decyfer Down to headline 10th annual festival

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ROCK MUSIC — Decyfer Down, pictured, will headline Kingdom Come Festival on Friday, June 14, beginning at 10 p.m. On Saturday, June 15, Fireflight will headline, also at 10 p.m.

Always One Ministries is bringing back Indiana’s largest Christian Rock music festival, Kingdom Come Festival, for the 10th year and offering two days of praise, fellowship, and free fun.

Taking place June 14 and 15, the event will bring in more than 25 bands with headliners Decyfer Down and Firefly and a performance by host Matt Moore. The festival will feature a variety of genres from pop to rap.

“Our goal is not to corral and convert people. Our goal is to just provide a weekend where everybody can come and get away and know they are going to be loved and encouraged,” said Angie Leyda, festival organizer.

Leyda is excited to have 2010 and 2011 Grammy and Dove Award nomination winners Decyfer Down and Fireflight perform for the first time at KCF. Decyfer Down, which formed in 1999, has three major label albums, seven chart-topping hits, and songs played at CFW Festival and WWE events. While the band is known in the Christian music circuit, it also has had mainstream success, joining tours with Puddle of Mudd and Breaking Benjamin.

Fireflight, another American Christian rock band that formed in 1999, also has enjoyed mainstream success, having earned a Grammy nomination in 2010 for the Best Rock/Rap Gospel Album, being signed by major label Flicker Records, and landing number-one spots on the Christian rock charts with hits like “Stay Close,” “Unbreakable,” “Desperate,” and “Those who Wait.”

On June 14, the event kicks off at 12 p.m. with a welcome, followed by performances from the following bands: C, Theody, Safekept, Vegan Llamas, The Persuaded, Ecclesiast, Ignescent, Relentless Flood, I Am Spartacus, Set for the Fall, Mike Mains & The Branches, Remedy Drive, and headliner Decyfer Down at 10 p.m.

On June 15, music continues at 10 a.m. with the following bands: Meagan Reeves, Family Worship Center P&W, Forsaken Hero, Cane Creek Tragic, Point5, Matt Moore, Maddie Rey, Relesser, Bred 4 War, Trevor Heyd, Grave Robber, Death Therapy, Chaotic Resemblance, The Protest, Random Hero, and headliner Fireflight at 10 p.m.

Leyda said the bands were chosen carefully, and she’s excited for this year’s lineup of performers from across the country.

“It’s truthfully the cornerstone of our ministries,” said Leyda. “This is an opportunity for people to come out and see God’s love in action. It’s not judgment. It’s not making you feel bad. It’s about yourself and loving yourself right where you are, and that’s what we do at this festival.”

In addition to live music, there will be vendors, outdoor games, food, drinks, and fellowship.

KCF will take place at Vietnam Veterans Organization Grounds, 8313 E. 400 S. Greentown, on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event is free and includes free camping. For more information visit kingdomcomefestival.com or check out “Kingdom Come Festival” on Facebook.