How To Stay Safe At Festivals This Summer (Ezine Ready)

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about buying tickets for the summer festivals you want to attend! Festivals are one of the great summer traditions in the UK, and can be the highlight of your summer season. However, it’s important to stay safe at festivals, since things can go wrong if you aren’t careful. 

First, make sure you keep your festival tickets in a secure place on your person. Festival tickets are expensive, and although it is rare, sometimes tickets are stolen from unattended bags. Typically, once you are on site you will exchange your ticket for a wristband, so you only need to keep track of your tickets until you get through the gates. 

It’s extremely important to look after your health while at a festival. While everyone wishes and hopes for sunny festival weekend, too much sun can send you to the first aid tent if you aren’t careful. Bring a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face, and cover your face, hands and any other exposed skin with high-factor sun creme. Also make sure to keep hydrated– and that means drinking water, not just lager! By consuming fluids over the course of the hot day, you will help prevent heat stroke and a possible A&E visit. 

On the other end of the spectrum, many festivalgoers are familiar with the summer rain and the mud that results in rain on a dirt site. Check the forecast before you leave home, and bring wellies and extra socks to keep your feet dry. If there is mud, also be careful of where you walk to avoid slipping and twisting an ankle. 

Umbrellas are frequently banned from festival sites, so instead bring your waterproof and put your hood up while enjoying your favourite band. It’s important to ensure that your tent is waterproof as well, since sleeping in the damp is a good way to catch a chill and not get much sleep. 

Festivals are a great time to “let loose” and enjoy a great party with your friends, but it’s important to be moderate and keep your wits about you. Don’t leave valuables in your tent unattended, since it’s all too easy for a casual thief to break into a tent. Make sure to eat regularly, and drink lots of water. Use the hand sanitizer provided near the portaloos, to avoid catching any bugs. By making the decision to enjoy yourself but also to stay alert and careful, your festival tickets can be the key to some amazing summer memories.


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