Festival health

Festival survival guide

Sex, drugs and extra loo roll: your essential guide to staying healthy at music festivals

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'I blew myself up at festival campsite'

Georgina’s festival trip nearly ended in tragedy when a camping gas canister blew up in front of her.

Crowd surfing: is it safe?

Crowd surfing has become increasingly popular at music festivals, but there are safety concerns

What to pack

From wellies to smellies, use this tried and tested checklist to help you pack for a music festival

Barbecue food safety

Cooking food thoroughly at a barbecue helps to avoid food poisoning. Find out how to tell when your meat is done

Protect your ears from loud music

Loud music at festivals can cause lasting damage to your hearing. Find out how you can avoid hearing damage

A guide for disabled festival-goers

Many of the UK's big music festivals provide facilities and staff to assist disabled people

Festival sun safety tips

You're having fun but don't forget the sun. How to avoid common conditions, from sunburn to heatstroke

Festival personal safety guide

Music festivals are a target for thieves. Find out how to keep yourself and your belongings safe

Tools

Festival health

Sunburn, sound pollution, STIs - watch this video to learn how to cope with these and more during summer festivals.

Media last reviewed: 06/09/2013

Next review due: 06/09/2015

Drugs

How drugs affect you, real-life stories of addiction, where to get help and videos on substance abuse

Summer health

Be healthy and safe this summer, throughout heatwaves, barbecues, hay fever, stings and in the swimming pool