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The Safeconcerts Festival Survival Guide

Getting the best from your festival experience

Getting the best from your festival experience

It's quite difficult to go wrong with the ever increasing number of amazing festivals and events on offer, the biggest difficulty you'll have is deciding which one (or several) you want to go to.

UK festivals have a great safety record and we think that they are one of the best places to be over a long summer weekend. The vast majority of festival fans will have a great time but some people can find themselves up against it a bit - especially if they are new to the whole thing - after all none of us really know quite what to expect when experiencing something for the first time.

The following guide pulls together a few hints and tips not only to ensure you survive the festival experience in one piece but to help to make sure you get the best out of it - so if you're off to a festival take a look at our guide. The guide was put together with help and input from Corrine from Reading Welfare Point and Chris Hannam from Stagesafe.

So - surviving the experience - what do you need to know?

Preparation
Some important stuff to do before you're ready to go
Security and Stewards
On site security and stewards - what you should know
On Your Way
What to do en route and on arrival
Your Stuff
How best to keep it safe
Pitching Your Tent
Some useful tips for your temporary home
Your Body
Keep it safe - it's yours and you have choices
Keeping Clean
Not easy but perfectly possible
Your Clothes
Keep cool, warm and dry and still keep your cred!
Drugs and Alcohol
Be wise, be safe, take care
Noise and Special Effects
Enjoy and keep safe
Camp Fires
Not a good idea, why?
Toilets
Infamous - can you survive them?
Children at Festivals
Fun for all the family?
Crowd Safety at Festivals
Keeping safe in a dense crowd - crowd surfing and moshing

 

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The Safeconcerts Festival Survival Guide
Festival Survival Guide Index
Part 1. The Safeconcerts Festival Survival Guide
Getting the best from your festival experience
Part 2. Preparation
Some important stuff to do before you're ready to go
Part 3. Security and Stewards
On site security and stewards - what you should know
Part 4. On Your Way
What to do en route and on arrival
Part 5. Your Stuff
How best to keep it safe
Part 6. Pitching Your Tent
Some useful tips for your temporary home
Part 7. Your Body
Keep it safe - it's yours and you have choices
Part 8. Keeping Clean
Not easy but perfectly possible
Part 9. Your Clothes
Keep cool, warm and dry and still keep your cred!
Part 10. Drugs and Alcohol
Be wise, be safe, take care
Part 12. Camp Fires
Not a good idea, why?
Part 13. Toilets
Infamous - can you survive them?
Part 14. Children at Festivals
Fun for all the family?
Part 15. Crowd Safety at Festivals
Keeping safe in a dense crowd - crowd surfing and moshing

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