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22nd Jun 2017

How to stay safe and have loads of fun at a music festival this summer

A weekend of fun, food and seriously good music – what more could you ask for?

Yes, festival season is on its way, and we could not be more excited.

While outfit planning is surely already underway, there are other things to consider when it comes to your weekend away.

Safety at festivals has been a growing topic of concern for many attendees, and it’s easy to see why.

Every year, stories of incidents at festivals around the country dominant the news feed, so it’s imperitive to think of your personal safety.

You should be able to relax for the weekend, but here are just a few tips that will help ensure you have a safe and succesful festival season.

Festival buddy

This might give you flashbacks of primary school tours, but the buddy system isn’t something to be taken for granted.

With thousands of attendees streaming through the grounds, you should try and stick with a friend wherever you go. Whether it’s a trip to the toilets, or a quick food run, always rope in a friend to go on the walk with you.

Know your limits

It’s easy to lose track of how much you’ve had to drink at a festival, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough water into y our system. Not only will this help keep you clear-headed, it will also prevent you from becoming dehydrated, which you’ll be grateful of in the morning.

Be neighbourly

When setting up your tent, chose your spot wisely. We recommend a quieter corner of the field. While you might be a little further from the party, you’ll be glad of it at 3 o’clock in the morning when you just need a few hours sleep. It’s also good to pick a point with a good view of the grounds.

There to help

Make sure you know where the staff hubs are. Whether it’s the information, medical or security tent, know where there are festival staff who can help you no matter what situation you’re in. From directions to first aid, they’ll have everything you could need (or can at least be able to point you in the right direction).