Festival First Timer
What To Expect
You got your tickets after frantically ringing around with your friends on release day. You have that tent in the garage, you think. Just need to pack a bag and jump on the train now.
You’re ready – aren’t you?
Useful Info Before You Go
Part of the fun of a festival is the unexpected, but a little bit of planning will help you avoid a #FestivalFail of weekend ruining proportions.
Survival Guide To A Happy Camp
Fancy yourself as the next Bear Grylls? Maybe you’re more into glamping with all the mod cons. Choosing the right home can make or break your weekend.
Alcohol & Other Drugs
Know The Facts & Stay Safe
Festivals are the place to let your hair down and enjoy yourself but let’s make sure it stays a good time. Overdoing it with alcohol and other drugs is the ultimate #FestivalFail.
Looking After You & Your Friends
Whether it’s chucking it down or blazing sunshine, being outside, walking miles, camping and dancing will test anyone’s endurance skills. Make sure you look after your physical and mental health to stay on top form.
MAKING EVERYONE FEEL SAFE & RESPECTED
Festivals should feel safe and diverse. All party-goers can play a part in modelling a culture where everyone’s festival experience is valued and no one is made to feel uncomfortable.
A festival is a community and we all need to play a part in keeping each other safe. It's important to be aware and remain alert so that you don’t become a target.
Looking After Little People In The Fields
Going to a festival with children and young teenagers is a very different experience from going on your own. Whether you’re taking teenagers or tots, we’ve got some pointers.
KEEPING FESTIVALS GREEN
We’ve only got one planet and we need to look after it! Find out how you can help reduce the environmental impact of festivals.
All festivals have slightly different rules. If you have any questions you should contact the organisers of the event that you are going to. Visit the event website for details of how to get in touch.
Festival Safe is aimed at people heading to UK festivals. Much of the information you'll find here will be useful wherever your event is being held, but if you are heading to an overseas event remember that rules, and in particular the law, can be different in other countries.