Our aim is for everybody to feel welcome, safe and able to enjoy their time GETTING ON OUR LAND, regardless of their gender identity, sexuality, race, ability or background.
We are proud to have signed up to the Association of Independent Festival’s charter for Safer Spaces at festivals. We believe that everyone should feel (and be) safe at all times, and that any form of uninvited advance (physical or verbal) is absolutely unacceptable.
Valley Fest has a strong and conscientious community, with very few reports of such incidents over the years, but we strongly encourage anyone who has experienced or witnessed sexual harassment to report it to a steward, security or the medical & welfare tent – we will take all reports seriously and take appropriate action. Don’t be a bystander!
LOST KIDS AND ADULTS
Should you lose your children, or should they lose you, our professional Lost & Found Children & Vulnerable Adults Team are on hand from 9am to midnight each day – outside of these hours please speak to a security guard.
The Lost Kids Tent is next to the Cashless Top-Up Bank.
Please report any lost children or vulnerable adults to any steward or official immediately and follow their advice.
FIRST AID AND WELFARE
The Medical team welcomes you and your injuries to our Festival Medical Centre (please see map in programme for location). Open 24 hours a day, pop in for any reason however minor it seems. Basic supplies such as water & sun cream are available from our Welfare Tent just next door.
Recreational Drugs are not permitted at Valley Fest and a Drugs Amnesty policy will be in place upon your arrival. Anyone caught possessing large amounts of illegal or banned substances (including nitrous oxide) with intent to supply will be handed over the police and removed from the festival. Remember that the same laws apply within the festival site as on the outside. Drugs are illegal and can cause serious harm.
BRISTOL DRUGS PROJECT
This year The Drop, Bristol Drugs Project’s festival and nightclub harm reduction service, will be at Valley Fest. The Drop provides information to festival goers on how to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drugs, how to look after your mates on a night out and a chill out space. Bristol Drugs Project has been providing harm reduction services at events for over 10 years and is run by a team of informed, non-judgemental staff.
DRINKS & SPIKING
Drink spiking refers to the act of adding drugs or alcohol to people’s drinks to try and influence their behaviours. It is a crime and we take it very seriously. Symptoms can vary depending on the size and height of the person, type and amount of drug or alcohol used or how much alcohol was consumed prior to the incident. Here’s some things to look out for:
Confusion, Nausea or vomiting. Hallucinations, Disorientation, Inability to communicate clearly
Paranoia, Poor coordination, Poor visibility,Unconsciousness
If you believe you or one of your friends has been spiked, please head to the welfare or medical tent, tell a steward or any member of the festival team. You will be listened to and believed.
Your dress and appearance must be suitable for a family environment. If you are wearing clothing or have a tattoo which is indecent or likely to cause offence to other guests or team members, you may be asked to get changed/cover up your tattoo.
Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19 and take extra precautions if you live with someone who is symptomatic or has tested positive for COVID-19.