Father who died before Creamfields left one last time after guys found note in tickets

The ashes of a tragic father were fired from a confetti cannon at a huge crowd by Creamfields headliner Tiesto last weekend.

In a spectacular highlight of the festival, the remains of 30-year-old Stuart Mitchell were hurled into the sky as up to 70,000 ravers danced in the fields of Daresbury.

The avid gamer, from Norwich, committed suicide in July and was due to attend the annual festival in Halton and had already purchased his tickets to the Bank Holiday party.

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Cousins ​​Ryan and Liam Millen, from Liverpool, bought them when they were reposted online and they arrived in one envelope, along with an unexpected second envelope that contained Stuart’s ashes.



Tributes to Stuart Mitchell at Creamfields, 2021

His family asked the boys to spread the ashes around Creamfields as it was an event he loved to attend.

Ryan arranged for a banner to be made, featuring the picture of the father of a child holding his three-year-old son, Oliver, with the message, “This last dance is for you buddy.”



Tributes to Stuart Mitchell at Creamfields, 2021
Tributes to Stuart Mitchell at Creamfields, 2021

After carrying the banner around the festival all weekend, Ryan managed to get it to the main stage before organizers suggested Tiesto shoot Stuart’s ashes from a confetti cannon in his lead final. poster.



Tributes to Stuart Mitchell at Creamfields, 2021
Tributes to Stuart Mitchell at Creamfields, 2021

Ryan, from Halewood, said: “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 production team at Creamfields for going above and beyond to welcome us and going out of their way to allow us to honor his memory in such a fitting way.

“Stuart Mitchell, we are honored to have been authorized to help you complete your journey with us.

“You will always be a part of one of your favorite places.

“Part of you is always with Creamfields.”

The Millens later found out that Tiesto’s version of Adagio For Strings was played at his funeral and they have become staunch friends of the Mitchell family since news of their accomplishments emerged.



Stuart Mitchell sadly committed suicide in July.  Photographed here with the family
Stuart Mitchell sadly committed suicide in July. Photographed here with the family

Ryan, 34, added: “I am devastated by what has happened.

“When Stuart’s ashes were burned my heart literally skipped a beat, I was at a loss for words and beside myself.

“We have had the privilege of honoring him in this way.”

An online campaign is now underway to raise money for an online memorial to Stuart – to donate visit here

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Jan G. Gilbert