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Meet Festival Safe, A New Festival Safety Initiative

Meet Festival Safe, A New Festival Safety Initiative

A new website – Festival Safe – has launched offering festival-goers a guide on how to stay safe at music festivals.

Put together by Broadwick Live's Jon Drape, who oversees UK festivals such as Festival No. 6, Field Day and Standon Calling, the website will offer advice on everything from what to pack, to alcohol and drugs.

On the launch Jon Drape said: "I’ve worked and attended hundreds of different festivals and events over the years. 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 experience and not a festival fail. That’s ultimately what Festival Safe is – a one-stop shop for how to have the best possible time."

The initiative is backed by Global, the parent company of Broadwick Live, and the UK’s second-largest festival operator, as well as partnering with Live Nation, who run the likes of Download, Reading & Leeds, Wireless and Latitude

But according to Jon the site isn't intended to preach: "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."

Check out the new website here.

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