One hundred and sixty volunteers from across the North of England and Brazil became Festival Angels for a week at Leeds Festival.
The team were on hand to ensure that festival-goers had a safe and enjoyable time. The Prayer Cafe sold nearly 4000 mugs which came with the offer of free tea, coffee and hot water refills for the duration of the Festival. Lost Property and Left Luggage was extremely busy with people leaving rucksacks and camping chairs as changes in security banned large items from the Main Arena. The detached teams were on hand to help carry bags, put up tents, offer sun tan lotion and help people navigate the site. A new venture this year was offering to security mark peoples valuables as they arrived on site which proved very popular.
On Sunday night we were privileged to host Brian 'Head' Welch in the Prayer Cafe from metal band Korn who had just played a set on main stage. Around 200 people gathered to hear Brian's story of alcohol, drugs, divorce and life on the road in Korn and then leaving the band to become a Christian. Many of those present were in tears as Brian shared his story with almost everyone responding to the call for prayer where Brian prayed, hugged and ministered. Many people hung around the Prayer Cafe afterwards chatting to volunteers. A team from Brazil were also on hand inviting people to this event, sharing the reason for Festival Angels and praying with people.
You can find out more and watch Brian's story on the Festival Angels Facebook page.