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It is being reported that the amount of cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy found by police at 10 major UK festivals – including Bestival, Glastonbury and the Isle Of Wight festival – is down.
Reasons for the decrease in seizures are being attributed to the age of festival goers and the current economic climate. The study, which is based on figures obtained by a Freedom Of Information request, reckons that older festi-heads are more mature and less likely to get spanked on illegal drugs while, in general, people can't actually afford to get as high as they could before the recession.
The study also found some other interesting trends. The two rock festivals surveyed – Download and Sonisphere – had hardly any seizures at all, with the amount of drugs found on-site very low. It is also being reported that ketamine is becoming more and more popular at festivals, but then that's hardly no secret to those in clubland.
The festival study comes a few month's after Mixmag's own drug survey, in partnership with The Guardian, the results of which you can see here.