Media Release - Angels are heading to Kendal Calling later this year
Teams of Festival Angels will be a feature at the popular music festival held each year in the grounds of Lowther Castle, Penrith.
The teams, many from local church communities, will be highly visible in yellow tabards and Festival Angel t-shirts. They will be manning safe hubs in several of the campsites as well as patrolling the camp areas and main arena offering support and advice to the 25,000 festival goers.
Festival Angels started in 2011 at Leeds Festival and has grown in size at Leeds with 190 volunteers offering a prayer cafe, detached teams, lost property, left luggage and safe hubs. Festival Angels has since spread its wings to other festivals including Royal Ascot, Boardmasters and, for the first time in 2019, Kendal Calling. Festival Angels have also developed a trendy 'Jesus Loves Festivals' design that is featured on banners with special copies of Mark's Gospel made available.
Paul Blakey MBE, the coordinator of Kendal Calling Festival Angels and CEO of CNI Network who oversee the work, comments, "Festival Angels is a great way for Christians to engage in these major events that attract thousands of people each year. Our volunteers are amazing people who work with the staff team towards ensuring that the festival is a safe, fun and welcoming place for those attending."
To volunteer as a Festival Angel at Kendal Calling or a number of other music festivals visit festivalangels.org.uk .