Jul 22, 20:43
The first batch of mugs ready for #LeedsFest - £5 each with free refills of tea, coffee and hot water - find us in the prayer cafe on traders alley!
Jul 19, 14:47
Not long now until Leeds!!! Anyone excited! One of these tubs is for use by our detached teams.... The stock of sweets for detached teams at Boardmasters and Leeds Festivals. As well as calming people down the sweets are a great way of linking with other staff and festival goers and keeping our volunteers going! A 5kg tub and 60 extra drumsticks for each festival - cost £48 but a good investment for bringing the Kingdom!
Festival Angels Leeds
May 30, 18:26
Media Release - More Angels Wanted for Leeds Festival
Festival Angels, who have become a regular feature at Leeds Festival, are looking for more people to earn their wings at the August Bank Holiday festival event.
The group, who started in 2011 as a cafe run by volunteers from the local church in Thorner, have expanded to running a Prayer Cafe, Lost Property and detached teams with 170 Angels taking part in 2016. They now need new volunteers aged 18 to 95 to become part of the team.
Opening at 12noon on Wednesday 23rd August and running through the night until 12noon on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August, the role of Festival Angels is to offer a safe Christian presence in and amongst the 85,000 festival goers.
Revd. Andy Nicholson, vicar of Thorner and Festival Angels coordinator, comments, "It is great to be at Leeds Festival and help show those attending that Jesus Loves Festivals. The care and compassion that the team of volunteers offer, with conversations around faith and spirituality, help the church in this region connect with hundreds who are otherwise not part of our community."
A new venture this year will be to offer security marking of festival goers items at the gates as people arrive on Wednesday and Thursday. Lost Property coordinator Karn Dyson explains, "By offering to security mark valuable items such as phones and wallets we hope to increase the 60% of items we returned last year and encourage people to look after the items they bring."
The Prayer Cafe aims to sell 6000 mugs this year which will see the numbers of those visiting the cafe for free refills of hot drinks increase. More volunteers are needed to cope with the increased demand. The detached teams will be on hand to help people as they arrive as well as offer directions, advice and help in and around the main arena and camp sites.
To become involved in Festival Angels visit www.leedsfestivalangels.org.uk Festival Angels are now a regular feature at the Leeds Festival held over August Bank Holiday weekend (23rd - 28th August 2017 including early entry camping) at Bramham Park. Since 2011 we have aimed...
May 17, 15:38
A team of “Angels” will be on hand at Newquay's Boardmasters Festival in August.
The Festival Angels volunteers, along the lines of the Street Angels and Street Pastors models, will be out and about across the festival site offering help and assistance to the 35,000 festival goers.
The teams will offer support such as helping carry bags and putting up tents as people arrive, and offering directions, water and Suntan Lotion as the festival gets underway. Festival Angel volunteers will also be on hand to support and work alongside other welfare teams.
Festival Angels was launched at Leeds Festival in 2011 and since then has extended to 175 volunteers in 2016 running a cafe, lost property and detached teams. The concept of Festival Angels has become an integral part of Leeds Festival with other major music festivals across the UK now looking at replicating the model.
Paul Blakey MBE, the founder of Street Angels and Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network, comments, "This is the first time for Festival Angels at Boardmasters. Based on that successful track record at Leeds, local organisers thought Festival Angels would bring a uniquely positive contribution to this event, which completely dominates the Newquay area for a few days every August. Our aim is to support the local effort this year and build a team that will be led and resourced locally in future years."
Derek Baker, the Faith Co-ordinator for Devon and Cornwall Police, and Regional Co-ordinator for ‘Redeeming Our Communities’, says "Festival Angels is a great opportunity for people with Street Pastor, Street Angel or similar experience to take their skills and concern for the safety and wellbeing of others into the Music Festival environment."
Jez Bayes, Safer Cornwall Alcohol Strategy Co-ordinator, comments "This community spirited initiative will help to continue the development of The Boardmasters Festival as a safe and vibrant event, making sure that people are able to look back on their time here for the right reasons."
To find out more or to sign up as a Festival Angel volunteer visit www.boardmastersfestivalangels.org.uk Festival Angels are volunteers from local churches who offer a Christian presence through Christian service at music festivals and sporting events across the UK. In 2017 Festival Angels will be at...
Mar 08, 09:26
#InternationalWomensDay - Festival Angels would like to honour and thank all the ladies who volunteer as a Leeds Festival Angel...
Feb 28, 09:28
Festival Angels is part of CNI Network - read more in the latest newsletter...
Feb 14, 09:49
Happy Valentines Day...
Jan 26, 10:58
Great to see Festival Angels on this...
www.leeds.anglican.org/news/we-are-diocese-leeds-film-launch , this short film reveals a day in the life of our rich and varied churches as they serve their communities where they are.
Dec 15, 15:17
Great meeting with John who coordinates several UK festivals looking at how we can replicate Festival Angels across other festivals
Dec 05, 14:12
Honouring & thanking all Festival Angel volunteers who have served Leeds Fest since 2011 - #InternationalVolunteerDay
Dec 02, 16:36
Announced this morning... Who will be joining us at Bramham Park in August? 🙌💛
Tickets 👉 po.st/RL2017
Oct 10, 09:39
Lost Property has now closed! Here is a short video with some of the stats....
Oct 01, 13:52
Tonight we have a thank you / de-briefing event for our amazing team of Festival Angels volunteers.
Sep 12, 01:11
Walking through the site is not always an easy task.
Sep 03, 12:35
Anyone know these people.... FOUND-Leeds
I found a camera at Leeds Festival( 2016), it was swimming in mud.
I've managed to retrieve this photo from it.
Is this your camera?
A video about our work from Leeds Festival 2013
Leeds Met student TV Yorkshire Voice interview Paul Blakey about Festival Angels