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Freakstock goes Sabbatical

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Dear friends of Freakstock,

the past months have been quite challenging and intense for us in the organising committee. Above all, the pending issue of water supply and regulations from the local agency for nature conservation (which surfaced during the last Freakstock) have forced us to put our plans on hold. Despite of tiring cycles of reminding, waiting, urging, hoping, praying, and demanding, we still have no results or statements, making it impossible to continue with concrete planning. In consequence, Freakstock 2017 cannot take place.

There`s nothing we would rather do than procede as always with preparations for our beloved Jesus Festival this summer, with you and for you. However, doing so while risking a short term cancellation with drastic consequences for us all is not an option. Though in our hearts we feel „we are definately doing Freakstock!“, there is also this little cautioning voice saying „this year, it is not to be“. With heavy hearts we have come to the conclusion: Freakstock goes Sabbatical.

This year, in the spirit of the original meaning of the Sabbath, we will pause and let go instead of clinging on to something at all costs. And we felt it would be fair to communicate this to you as soon as possible. We`d like to use this year to reflect on Freakstock, improve what has worked so far and dream about new concepts as well. For we are sure of one thing: We will see you at Freakstock 2018!

We hope you spend this summer having a marvelous time, missing Freakstock and perhaps thinking about new ideas on how you can participate next year!

For six years plant your fields and gather your crops. But during the seventh year do not plow your land or use it. Then the poor people who are among you can get food from it. The wild animals can eat what is left over. Do the same thing with your vineyards and your groves of olive trees. – Exodus 23, 10-11

Much love and blessings,
Freakstock Dream Team

Next Freakstock: August 1st – 5th, 2018

Looking for Worship Bands for Freakstock 2017

lobpreisDear Worship Folks,

2017 just arrived and so has the planning of Freakstock 2017! YES!

To make Freakstock a festival full of worship we ´re depending on your heart, skills and spirit.

Over the past years our Jesus Freaks Family encountered multiple ups as well as downs, growth, change and new ground. So here we go 2017, we´re excited to see, what´s in store for us Jesus Freaks.

This year the Freakstock Booking Team wants to lay a special focus on Worshippers/Bands of the Freakstock Movement. Naturally, also non-Jesus Freaks-people are welcome to apply and be a part of Freakstock 2017.

We´re looking for unconventional thinker, people who lead us into new ways of worship, new songs, old songs, creative ways of worship. We are looking for Freaks with a heart of worship. So, where are you? Contact us, share your thoughts, ideas and apply. (Also if you know a worshipper we should not miss, tell us).

Please apply till February, 12th 2017. Send applications and questions you may have to lobpreisbooking@freakstock.de

Alright, let it begin.

We´re looking forward for everything you´ve got for us.

God blesses You,
Your Worship-Booking-Team
Stephan und Lina

Freakstock-info:

As a worshipper at Freakstock you receive the staff-status, which means reduced entry, free delicious food (full board, yeah) and as much water as you can possibly drink. Unfortunately, we do not have a budget for travelling costs or payments.

During the day there are different slots for worship. Each Worshipper/Combo will have 1 to 2 Slots during Freakstock, probably at different times and on different stages during the Festival. Right before every slot there will be time for setups, soundcheck and praying. For all those things a Guide will support you and be there for you … whether in terms of nervousness-combating, organization, companionship.

How to apply:

Please send us everything on the following list

(Band)Description: Name/members, formation instruments, genre
Contact details: E-Mail, Mobile number
Music: Audio sample (MP3, Youtube, Homepage, Soundcloud) if possible online. Which kind of songs do you play? (own songs, Freaksongs, Hillsong etc.)
History: Where have you been playing before and what does your experience on stage look like? Why do you worship? What do you love about it?
Organization: Are you applying for all the festival/certain days? Which days/slots would you prefer?
Website/ App: your (band)picture in 800x533px, genre, description in English and German

Last but not least some very important facts:

Please apply till February, 12th 2017.

Send applications and questions you may have to lobpreisbooking@freakstock.de

Freakstock meets “Internationals”

hey_Freakstock_30072015_madita (45 von 68)This year several international leaders form different parts of the world said that they will participate at Freakstock (27th to 31th July 2016 in Allstedt, Germany). They are ready to support us in Germany and pass on what God gave them as vision and insight for our country and for Europe.

We are living in exciting and stirring times where God is building his kingdom also and purposely at an international level. Everywhere new forms and ideas of networks are springing up. Specifically it is about:

  • what is right now really happening from a spiritual perspective and how can we learn to live and connect with all those newly arrived people in germany from the middle east
  • Multiplication of the kingdom of God locally in all its forms and colours
  • New ways of discipleship and mission in our continent

God gave them some deep insight into these things which they will share with us and they want to challenge and encourage us in that. On Thursday and Friday, between 2:30 and 3:20pm at the Quiet’n Riot there will be a meeting-place where you can meet with us – getting to know each other, exchange, pray, dream, network and think further together.

If you are searching for yourself personally or your group, church or organisation new companions and friends, impulses and inspiration in these areas then just come along and lets get to know each other. We will do spontaneous meetings, workshops, prayer-times and conversations.

Unti now those people have said yes to be there:

Andrew Jones / Neuseeland, World-Traveller
Wolfgang Fernandez / Los Angeles
David Campbell /Youth with a mission, USA
Jim Yost / Indonesia
Florian Bärtsch / Switzerland
Wolfgang Simson / Author of “Houses that will change the world”
Dave Andrews / Australien, one of the main-speakers
Eno / Bulgarien, he is building communities mainly among turkish-speaking people in europe
Yacouba / Niger, Afrika

If you want to know more or has further questions feel free to connect: florianhoenisch@web.de

Freakstock tickets and staff registration

FS-Flyer_2016Hey Freakstocker,

our ticket presale startet. Some things will change this year.

For over 10 years we were able to keep the ticket price constant, but due to risen costs, that won’t be possible in 2016 and we have to raise the price by 10€. Current prices can be seen here.

But we have good news as well:

We changed out ticket system. You can order online and print your ticket at home. It will be scanned at your car and you can drive through to the camping space. You safe time but also money.
There are no more shipping cost and the booking fee drops from 5€ to 3.50€. This balances a part of the raise.

The family tickets One&All and Two&All can be bought in advance for the first time. So no more standing in line with your kids in the sun. Yippee!

Buy tickets here: https://www.kultshop.de

Staff registration for Freakstock 2016 is now online!!!
Follow the link below, fill in your details and send them to us.
“WELCOME HOME” and be a part of the incredible Freakstock family!

Staff Registration Freakstock 2016: http://mitarbeiter.freakstock.de/

Freakstock

27 to 31 July 2016 in 06542 Allstedt, Germany

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Long time – no see!

JFI_Hey2_cw-fotoIt’s been quite some time since some of us saw each other. In the meantime new people want to join our international circle and don’t know how to connect. But let’s be honest: We are not as connected as we like to be either. So let’s meet at Freakstock and talk about that. Let’s find out about each other, how we are, what’s going on, what our takes on starting up our network are and where we wanna go from there.

See you at the JFI Space:

Just drop by, get a coffee and sit down. There will be a JFI-PICKNICK Friday, 31.7.2015, at 12:30 a.m. Maybe bring your lunch and have it with us.

Put your name on that list. It’ll be there somewhere.

We will start an emailing group so we get to read from each other once in a while.

Another way to get in touch – whoever you are and whyever you wish to get in international contact, no matter if you are one or many – is to write us at ambassadors@jesusfreaks.com. Sharon from Netherlands, and I, Mona from Austria, will see what we can do for you and how your request fits into that whole picture.

You want to know what’s going on in Germany? Have a look here.