The Gospelkirchentag starts with an opening show on Friday, 11 September 2020 at 5 pm in the city centre. Top-class musicians form Germany and Europe open the three-day festival on its first evening. High-calibre guests from the fields of politics, religion and entertainment are going to add to the musical programme. After the opening show in the city centre the gospel night spreads out to 25 locations all over Hanover.
The opening show of the Gospelkirchentag features international top act Samuel Ljungblahd with his band. After 2016 the Swedish gospel star returns to the Gospelkirchentag. He is widely known all over Europe for his performance of “Joyful, Joyful" at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia of Sweden.