Once again Cornwall’s biggest music festival. Boardmasters, which runs from 7th – 11th August in Newquay’s Watergate Bay, will have teams of Christian Festival Angels offering support and advice to the 50,000 festival goers. In their third year at Boardmasters Festival, Angels will be on patrol in fluorescent yellow tabards and distinctive Festival Angels t-shirts. They will offer help and support across the festival site including putting up tents, helping people navigate the site, signposting people to other support services and offering a friendly and welcoming presence.
The team’s hub will also include the trendy ‘Jesus Loves Festivals’ banner and Gospels which is a great conversation starter and photo opportunity and ties in with the ‘Jesus calls will you follow’ banner plane flypast that will pass over Boardmasters.
Paul Blakey MBE, one of the Festival Angels coordinators and CEO of CNI Network who oversee this work, comments, “Boardmasters is a fantastic event for tens of thousands of young people. Our teams work with the organisers and welfare teams to keep festivalgoers safe and help them make the most of the festival. Boardmasters in its stunning location with amazing sunsets is a great event and one at which it is easy to see why Jesus Loves Festivals and Cornwall!”
Bishop of St Germans Rt Revd Chris Goldsmith says, “Jesus himself had a reputation for enjoying celebrations and the company of others. He regularly put himself where others could find him and that’s why we can say with confidence, Jesus loves festivals! Part of our distinct calling as church in Cornwall is to offer welcome and hospitality in the name of Jesus. We are delighted to welcome everyone at Boardmasters and the Christian Festival Angels from around the country to give us the opportunity to put that into practice. Please pray that the love, kindness and wisdom of Jesus will be evident at this year’s festival.”
Boardmasters says, “We are delighted to welcome Festival Angels back to Boardmasters for their third year, and look forward to working with them and their volunteers this Summer”.
For more information visit www.boardmastersfestivalangels.org.uk