Festival Angels ask Leeds Festival goers to pre-register phones
An app to assist Leeds Festival goers if they lose their phone is in place for this year’s festival which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Liff Happens is working in partnership with Festival Angels, who run the Lost Property tent, to encourage people to register their phone before they arrive on the festival site.
Jo Lynch, the coordinator of Festival Angels Lost Property explains, "By registering a phone and giving details of a friend, who is also at the festival, means that if your phone is lost and finds its way to our Lost Property tent we can easily reunite phone and owner."
The 2022 Leeds Festival saw 2568 people register their phones of which 390 of these were lost and successfully reunited with the owner, an incredible 89% return rate. The total number of items logged by Lost Property in 2022 was 1260.
Each year hundreds of items are found on the festival site and handed to Lost Property. Festival Angel volunteers manage to reunite around 70% of the items at the festival and in the weeks following.
Festival goers are encouraged to register via leedsfestivalangels.org.uk/lost and Festival Angels volunteers will also be encouraging festival goers to scan a QR code as they travel into the festival.
Over 200 Festival Angels volunteers will be on hand throughout the event, helping people navigate the site, put up tents and stay safe, and, over the course of the long weekend, will serve at least 50,000 hot drinks through a £7 unlimited refills mug deal.
For more information visit leedsfestivalangels.org.uk