Mar 05, 2024

Safety support available for those heading to Leeds Festival 2023

Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, The Killers, Foals, The 1975 and Imagine Dragons

Leeds Festival 2023 is nearly here and the team have issued details on safety support at Bramham Park.

The big party is happening between Friday, August 25 and Sunday, August 27. Headline performances will be coming from Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, The Killers, Foals, The 1975 and Imagine Dragons.

Others on the bill include Central Cee, Becky Hill, Loyle Carner, Wet Leg, Nothing But Thieves, Rina Siwiyama, Declan Mckenna, Mimi Webb and Yard Act. If you’d love to go you can buy any remaining tickets through Ticketmaster and the official Leeds Festival website.

Read more: What it is like doing Leeds Festival in your 30s

Ahead of the event, we will be bringing you everything you need to know about Leeds Festival 2023. From the full line up, set times, travel info and campsite guide we’ll have you covered. In our latest article we are bringing you details of safety support and guidance which will be available to those heading to Bramham Park.

The information has been supplied by the Leeds Festival team. Take a scroll below to find out all the support available to those on-site.

A Leeds Festival spokesperson states: “Safety is our priority and we’ve put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with local authorities at the highest level.”

Some key safety information below and you can find its full safeguarding here.

New for 2023 - Leeds Festival, and sister event Reading Festival, introduces AIR hubs in campsites, providing ‘Assistance, Information and Response’ facilities alongside the existing security and stewarding teams. These hubs are staffed by groups like WAVES, Street Pastors, Salvation Army, Number 5 Counselling, Mind, CGL, RBFRS, SoulScape, and Oxfam offering 24/7 support from Wednesday to Monday. With 16x AIR Hubs in the camping areas festival-goers are never far from friendly support

The festival collaborates with various charities and welfare providers, including Safe Gigs for Women, Festival Medical Services, Brook, ITHINC, The Welfare Crew, Samaritans, Salvation Army, Narcotics Anonymous, Festival Angels, Street Pastors, The Egalitarian, SSAFE (Suicide Support and Awareness for Everyone), Brighter Futures for Children and more, ensuring a safe, inclusive environment for reporting and support.

Festival-goers may be subject to more enhanced searches of bags and personal belongings

Look out for #LookOutForEachOther posters and screens on-site, promoting conversations about respect and consent within the festival community

CCTV recording is in operation across the festival site for crime prevention and public safety

Leeds Festival and Reading Festival both support the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign which is operational at all the venues, bars and briefed to all staff members. If you ever feel uncomfortable, ask for Angela and you will be provided with assistance

A spokesperson for the event added: “Reading and Leeds Festival are inclusive, supportive places and we want you to come and have the time of your life whilst still keeping safe. Unfortunately, a small minority of people do try to bring drugs into the festivals. We urge you not to attempt to bring any drugs with you or attempt to buy any on site.

“This year's festivals have redesigned the search process on the first-time entry and re-entry gates. If you’re found with any amount of drugs on your person, or our drug dogs indicate you may have something with you, you will not be permitted access to the festival and may face criminal charges. There is no safe level of drug use and we don’t want you to ruin your weekend before it even begins. If you do find yourself in trouble or you or your friends have taken something that doesn’t feel right, please find one of our help points and get help immediately.”

This is an initiative the festival team is pushing to those attending. A spokesperson said: “By incorporating the following into your festival packing, you'll not only have a comfortable time but also contribute to a more sustainable festival.”

Advice from organisers includes:

You can sign up to stay in Leeds Fest’s newly-expanded ECO camp. The area has a ‘leave no trace’ ethos and organisers state it was left spotless after the 2022 festival. The ECO camp has tripled in size for the 2023 event. You can find out more here.

Tell us which Leeds Festival 2023 headliners you are looking forward to seeing the most by voting below. You can also vote here

Prices for tickets range from £92 for day tickets to £265 for weekend passes - this excludes booking and processing fees. You can buy any remaining tickets through Ticketmaster and the official Leeds Festival website.

To find out the latest event news in our city you can visit our Best in Leeds homepage. There you will also find a guide to great things to do in Leeds.

You can catch up with all the highlights from Leeds Festival 2022 by visiting our recap blog and if you’d like to share stories, photos and videos from your experience at Bramham Park you can visit our dedicated Leeds Festival Facebook group. We'll bring you all the big news about this summer's event in the coming weeks.

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