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A new festival initiative has launched to help keep you safe this summer

Festival Safe is a non-profit campaign brought together by festival director Jon Drape

  • Jasmine Kent-Smith
  • 24 June 2018
A new festival initiative has launched to help keep you safe this summer

A new safety and advice platform has launched in time for festival season in order to help festival-goers stay safe and well-informed wherever they are this summer.

Focusing on risk reduction and packed full of useful advice, the new non-profit campaign titled Festival Safe was brought together by Broadwick Live’s Jon Drape, who also directs UK festivals such as Parklife and Field Day. It was also designed by festival organisers, industry professionals and the emergency services to help ensure a fun and safe experience for anyone attending one of the season’s many festival offerings.

Launching live at Parklife earlier this month, the Festival Safe hub offered up opportunities to learn about what to expect before you go, camping, crime, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, mental health and more.

Speaking on the platform Jon explains, “I’ve worked and attended hundreds of different festivals and events over the years and I’ve literally heard it all from hypothermia in July to people not realising they have to bring their own tents.

“Eventually you see patterns emerge and festival goers making the same mistakes and getting in the same jams year in year out. It was at this point that I realised no-one had laid out a manifesto for how to have a great festival experience. That’s ultimately what Festival Safe is – a one-stop shop for how to have the best possible time. It’s not a rule book to batter people around the head with, it’s a considered and knowing guide drawn from decades of collective experience, good and bad, to ensure everyone has an amazing time from first-timers to seasoned veterans.”

Head over to the Festival Safe website to see the full guide and to take a look at the advice and already available on the platform.

Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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