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Festival goers

Festivals are a great way to socialise, relax and enjoy yourself, but they can be a hot-bed of danger.

The most common crime at festivals is theft, so make sure you keep your kit safe. Try to leave your valuables at home, this is the safest place for them to be. Some festivals have lockers, so check out whether you can hire one if you have expensive kit to take.

It's important to know where you are at the festival, so have a walk around to get your bearings - make sure you know where the first aid or lost property is located. If you are at the festival with friends, agree a place to meet up, just in case you lose each other.

If you take medicine, keep it with you at all times, and if it is a serious condition you should wear a medi-alert. If you don't have one the best thing you could do is write your condition on your arm with permanent marker. This allows staff to get the help you need if you become ill.

Drugs and alcohol impair your judgement, so be careful how much you drink and keep your drink with you at all times. Please read the leaflets attached to this page for more information on drug and alcohol use at festivals.

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