Camp Bestival is a very safe event, but the following standard festival advice is worth taking on board nonetheless… better safe than sorry.
- We have a welfare area in case you need some respite and there is also be an official meeting point, too. Be aware of your surroundings; remember that you are safer in a group.
- Look after your belongings – make sure you keep your mobile, wallet/purse and any valuables safe and out of sight.
- There are no cashpoints available on-site so do bring a small amount of cash with you if you need a taxi home after the festival.
- Don’t leave your drink unattended – even soft drinks can be spiked. Remember, alcohol or drugs can affect your ability to make safe judgments. Drink in moderation to ensure you remain alert and aware of your surroundings.
- If you see anything that concerns you or if you see anyone acting suspiciously please speak to the nearest member of security or steward – help us make Camp Bestival a safe and pleasant place to be for all.
- We recommend activating the ‘find my phone’ app or similar on your smartphone before coming to the festival.
- Camp Bestival’s staff, stewards and security are aware of the safety initiative ‘Ask for Angela‘. If you feel unsafe, vulnerable or threatened you can discreetly seek help by approaching any staff at welfare, info points, hospital and bars, members of security or stewards and tell them that you ‘need to speak to Angela’. They will then look to support and assist you by taking you to a safe place and contacting friends, relatives or police.
- Please read some advice from Dorset Police on personal crime prevention here.