Creamfields is renowned for its friendly crowd and this year we want to build our ‘Creamfields Community’. We’re one of the safest festivals in the world and we aim to keep it that way, the health and safety of our customers is the most important thing to us. Yes, we want you guys to have the time of your life but we also want you to do it safely.
As many of you who have already attended the festival will know, Creamfields has a zero tolerance to drugs, and stringent security measures are in place. These procedures are developed and improved year on year and we ask festival goers to remember that the security and Police we have on site are ultimately there to keep you safe – so we urge anyone attending to not bring drugs into the show and to not use drugs whilst at the show.
However, despite the stringent searches and security procedures in place, we acknowledge that drugs will still make their way into the festival and some of you will decide to use them. It is extremely important to understand what you are choosing to take and the effects that these drugs will have on your body so that you can make your own informed decision and try to reduce the harm caused by the drugs you may decide to take.
ADVICE FROM CHESHIRE POLICE
Cheshire Police will be working in partnership with the Home Office Centre of Applied Science and other organisations to provide drug detection and identification. Using cutting edge technology, rapid analysis of items recovered will give an identification of not only controlled drugs but also New Psychoactive Substances (NPS’s). This year will also see the introduction of scanning technology for bags and camping equipment which has the ability to screen for controlled drugs and NPS’s.
Cheshire Police advise against taking the risk of bringing any illegal or unknown substances to the event, or to use the surrender (amnesty) bins provided to dispose of such substances. A proactive search will be taking place at this event and if you are found to be in possession of controlled drugs, NPS’s or weapons, you will be ejected and liable to arrest and prosecution. Think before entering the festival – Use the surrender bins.
Carrying controlled substances for others, such as a group of friends is still considered as possession with intent to supply and will lead to arrest, prosecution and potentially a prison sentence.
Visit the Cheshire Police Creamfields 2017 advice & support page for more info.
There are two welfare tents at Creamfields – one in the Arena (next to the Arc Stage) and one in the Campsite Village. They are open 24hrs from Thursday until Monday midday. Experienced and caring staff are on hand to provide confidential advice about drugs, alcohol, substances formally known as ‘legal highs’, sexual health and general assistance, counselling and advice for anything that is troubling you.
With over 60,000 people camping at Creamfields we need everyone to take an active role in keeping Creamfields safe and friendly and we need your help to do this. We’re asking people to look out for each other, it’s that simple. If you see someone looking worse for wear or on their own and they look like they need some help then do the right thing, go over, check they’re okay and please alert a member of staff or security if you’re concerned, it really could make a difference.
Campsite village – chill out area
Last year we unveiled our all new Campsite Village this year it returns only bigger and better and within this we’ll be unveiling our all new Chill Our Zone. The Chill Out zone has been created for anyone who wants to escape the music and relax. If it all gets a bit too much this is the place to head to, with an array of hammocks for you to kick back on and shelter if the weather turns, plus this will be where our qualified and trained welfare staff will be based who are there for help and support.
Our hubs have been created as a meeting point for campers, a place you can go for help, assistance, a rest or even just to find out if there’s been a change to the set times – the Hubs are located in the campsites and staffed 24 hour by our friendly staff who are there to help. They might even make you a brew!