Health & Safety
Attending a music festival is an amazing experience. Here are some tips to say safe and healthy while having a blast.
- Make sure you have a trusted festival friend. Use the buddy system, and make a plan for how you will stay connected throughout the event. Look out for them, and have them look out for you.
- Dress for the weather. Make sure you pay attention to the forecast – have adequate warm clothing for travelling to and from the event. Dress in layers. A coat check is operating so as you warm up from dancing there is a safe place to store your jackets for the journey home.
- Stay hydrated. Ensure you drink plenty of water regularly throughout the event – don’t be fooled, even though it is cool your high energy dancing can still dehydrate you quickly.
- Drink alcohol responsibly. Pace yourself and never use alcohol to rehydrate.
- Take rest breaks. Grab a drink and a bite to eat with your friend, check in to see how they are feeling.
- Consent – “Yes” is the only acceptable form of consent.
- Seek help if you need it. Feeling unwell or unsafe? We’re here to help. Not sure if you need help? Check in with us anyway. We want you to be safe, have fun and leave with great memories. All our staff can be approached to assist you to get any help you may need.
- Need medical attention? From a band aide for that blister to a blood sugar level check for a diabetic our team has you covered.
Party Safe. CONTACT is a drug-free environment and we do not condone and strongly advise against consuming illicit substances. In addition to being illegal they present many risks to your health, they should never be mixed with other drugs (e.g., alcohol, prescription drugs, energy drinks). Results may not be what you expect, and combining drugs can be risky. Especially avoid mixing drugs that lower your blood pressure or make you drowsy or sleepy (e.g., anti-depressants, opiates).
- Currently many substances being sold illegally within Canada contain substances that the buyers are not made aware of – these substances are extremely dangerous and people have been subject to harmful effects, even at low doses.
- If something doesn’t feel right we have help close at hand. You need to be honest with us and tell our medical team what you consumed (or think you consumed).
- Get medical help immediately if you or a friend experience one or more of the following symptoms: agitation, dizziness, confusion, bizarre behaviour, chest pain, headache, feeling unusually hot, breathlessness, excessive drowsiness, or seizures
Remember: Get help if you need it. We want all our fans to have a safe and fun experience we do not judge and are committed to ensuring we provide the help you need to have a GREAT time!