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 urge you not to risk bringing any illegal or unknown substances to the event. If you are found to be in possession of controlled drugs, new psychoactive substances or weapons, you are liable to prosecution.
The possession of any amount of a controlled drug is a criminal offence and the supply of a controlled drug is an even more serious offence. Carrying controlled substances for others, such as a group of friends, is still considered as possession with intent to supply and will lead to prosecution and a likely prison sentence. We have countless examples of this happening, and it ruins people’s lives.
No illegal drug-taking can be assumed to be safe, and there is no safe way to take them.
Think before entering the festival – Don’t bring any prohibited or illegal items with you or use the surrender (amnesty) bins provided to dispose of any controlled drugs, new psychoactive substances or weapons.
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!