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The Future of Festivals

In this webinar, we discuss how festivals can be improved as they return from their 2020 hiatus. Drug use at festivals is unsurprisingly high, and always has been, but organisers are often battling against drug policy in their efforts to improve the safety of festival-goers with harm reduction techniques such as drug testing and psy-care.

We hear from Steve Brine MP, on the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on the future of music festivals.

Anne Wade gives her perspective on the festival industry as Director of Communications and Strategy at Boomtown.

Verity Smith shares her research into the policing of drugs, decision making, and discretion at festivals.

Director of The Loop’s drug testing service, and Chair in Criminology at the University of Liverpool, Fiona Measham covers the nuances as research, policy, and service delivery intercept.

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