Illumination Festival to feature Rend Collective

Rend Collective (Courtesy photo)

GREENVILLE—The 16th annual Illumination Festival will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds this fall on Sept. 16.

The Christian rock music festival will feature speakers, several performances, games and various food trucks.

The headliner this year is rock band Rend Collective.

Rend Collective is a Christian folk rock band originating from Bangor, Northern Ireland. The current lineup consists of Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Steve Mitchell.

Their first studio album Organic Family Hymnal was released in Sept. 2010. The band recently released their latest studio album—Whosoever, on Aug. 22, 2022.

In addition to Rend Collection, Billy Ballenger, Andrew Ripp and Rachael Ripp will perform on the main stage.

New this year, the event will feature a coffee house with local bands, artists and things for concert goers to enjoy prior to the main show.

The Illumination Festival is offering a discount on tickets through June 18:
VIP with 4:15 p.m. Q&A —$65
Reserved Track Seating — $45
Reserved Box Seats — $40
Grand Stands Seats —$35

After June 18, prices will be:
VIP with 4:15 p.m. Q&A — $65
Reserved Track Seating — $50
Reserved Box Seats — $45
Grand Stands Seats  — $40

At the door, tickets will be:
VIP with 4:15 p.m.Q&A— $70
Reserved Track Seating— $55
Reserved Box Seats— $50
Grand Stands Seats — $45

Purchase tickets here

The Local FISH Food Pantry will be at the gate collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations. The Darke County Fairgrounds is located at 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information on the Illumination Festival, go to