Nozstock is all about having a good time. We want you to have the best times of your life here so take a note of our advice to keep you safe.
You and yours…..
- LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER. Arrange a meeting point with your friend in case you get split up. Don’t leave your wasted friend to fend for themselves. Nozstock is a relatively small site, if you are worried about a missing friend, go and find them.
- Keep your mobile charged so you can get in touch with each other if you get lost. Most fully charged mobiles won’t last for three days so bring along a spare battery or portable charger.
- WEAR SUNSCREEN. The lobster reveller is NOT a good look and sunburn will only hurt and slow down your fun. Sunscreen is available in the campsite shop
- BE NICE. Festivals are busy places so don’t be irritated by being pushed or someone stepping on your toes. Smile at a stranger 🙂 If you do come across nasty characters, walk away, 99% of Nozstockers are lovely people who are here to have a good time.
- Don’t leave your drink unattended. Even soft drinks can be spiked.
- PROTECT YOURSELF. Spread the love not STDs. Condoms ARE available at the campsite shop
- Remember, alcohol or drugs can affect your ability to make safe judgments.
- SEEK HELP. If you are ill or injured First Aiders are here to help you. The British Red Cross can be found in the campsite next to the main arena gate. If you find someone unconscious or you see trouble brewing, find a steward and let them know
- KEEP HYDRATED. It’s easy to forget when you are enjoying the sunshine, dancing and boozey delights of Nozstock but it is SO important to drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself from feeling rougher than a badger’s bum. Drinking water taps are marked and located around the site. Also, remember to eat! We want you to leave Nozstock with happy memories of the good times you had not with the hangover from hell.
- PACE YOURSELF. Nozstock is a marathon not a sprint!! We want you to have fun for the whole weekend not just Friday night and spend the rest of the time cowering in your tent. Bear in mind that the festival environment, away from home, may not be the best place to experiment. We have heard disturbing reports from other events of green pills with a rolex crown printed on that have unfortunately claimed 20 young lives. Be aware. If you find you have pushed yourself too hard, take a visit to the WELFARE TENT to get you back on track for festival fun. The welfare tent is open 24 hours in the campsite and also has all you need from safety pins to loo roll.
Your stuff and things….
- SECURE YOUR CAR. Don’t leave valuables in your car. Leave your glove compartment empty and open. Check on it during the festival. Even visible CDs can invite thieves to smash a window.
- AN EXCUSE TO BE MESSY. Leave your tent untidy, It makes it harder for thieves to grab obvious bags or valuables.
- Don’t put a padlock on your tent as this will invite thieves.
- Don’t leave any valuables inside your tent when you go to into the arena. Store your valuables well at night in separate stashes. The bottom of your sleeping bag is a good place to keep your most precious possessions while you sleep.
- Mark your property and your tent with your name and postcode. This will significantly reduce the risk of things being stolen.
- EVERYBODY NEEDS GOOD NEIGHBOURS. Introduce yourself to the people camped around you, keep an eye on each others tents and watch out for strange characters lurking about. Keep in mind that they are strangers so don’t leave any of your valuables with them.
- Bring only the cash cards you need. Make a note of your bank’s emergency number to call if your cards are stolen. Split your cash and cards into two stashes so that if one lot is lost or stolen, you have some back-up money.
- DO THE RIGHT THING. If you find something that doesn’t belong to you, take it to the INFO OFFICE, located in the campsite next to the main arena gate, so we can return it to its rightful owner
- PROTECT YOUR PHONE. There are plenty of Apps that can protect your phone on the market. download one and register before it’s too late. Alternatively, key in *#06# and your IMEI will be displayed, make a note of this number so that if you lose your phone or it if is stolen you can contact your service provider to have the phone immobilised.
- IMMOBILISE. Register your gadgets and valuables with the UK National Property Register Immobilise. This service is FREE and will help you and the Police if the worst does happen. Please report any lost or stolen items to the INFO OFFICE located in the campsite next to the main arena gate
Check out this video from NHS choices on staying safe at festivals