A Tiësto fan’s ashes were fired from a confetti cannon at Creamfields festival.
After buying and receiving tickets online when they were readvertised ahead of Liverpool’s Creamfields festival, which saw 70,000 people descend on Daresbury last weekend, cousins Ryan and Liam Millen were surprised to receive another envelope shortly after containing a hand written note and the ashes of 30-year-old Stuart Mitchell.
The hand written note was from Stuart’s family, who explained that he had taken his own life in July this year, and the tickets had been sold to help fund his funeral. The family also included a portion of Stuart’s ashes, and asked for them to be scattered somewhere at the festival.
According to a report in the Liverpool Echo, after carrying a banner in memory of Stuart around the festival throughout the weekend, the cousins managed to get it on main stage before Creamfields organisers suggested firing Stuart’s ashes out of a confetti cannon during Tiësto’s headlining finale. Stuart’s sister Laura later revealed to the Millen cousins that he had been a fan of Tiësto, and that ‘Adagio For Strings’ had been played at his funeral.
Ryan Millen told the Echo: “Words cannot express our gratitude to his family for allowing us, to everyone who listened to his story and took pictures with the banner, and most importantly to the Creamfields production team for going above and beyond to accommodate us and go out of their way to allow us to honour his memory in such a fitting way.
“Stuart Mitchell, we are humbled to have been allowed to help you complete your journey with us.”