Wakestock is all about having a weekend away with your mates, enjoying live music from an eclectic mix of bands and DJ’s and enjoying wakeboarding action from some of the world’s best riders. We want everyone who comes to the festival to have an amazing time and leave with nothing but good memories of their time there. Most people go to festivals to have a good time but there might be some who take unfair advantage of the relaxed atmosphere. You need to take the same precautions as you would when out in any town or city.
There’s some simple ways you can minimise the chance something bad happening to you, your friends or your stuff:
- When you arrive on site take a look around and make a note of where the welfare points, first aid tent, box office and on site police station are just in case you need help during the weekend. We will be posting site maps showing the location of all these services on the website before the festival.
- Stay with your friends. Organise a meeting point where you and your friends can meet up should you lose each other. Look out for each other and after dark make sure you stay in the company of friends.
- Avoid dark areas on site as much as possible especially if you are alone
- Alert the nearest security guard or steward if you see any kind of anti social behaviour on site.
- If you find yourself in any situation where you don’t feel comfortable, whether that be within a crowd, with one or two people or even by yourself, please find a steward or the welfare staff immediately.
- Look after yourself and those around you, even people you don’t know, if you suspect someone is unwell or lost take them to the welfare tent or inform the nearest security guard or steward.
- Do yourself a favour – Wakestock is a full on weekend so your body will need some food and soft drinks.
- Wakestock is in Wales and is mostly outdoors by the sea. This means it is probably going to be windy and it might rain. Please bring warm, waterproof clothes and footwear. You don’t want to have your weekend spoiled by being cold and wet.
- Unfortunately thefts do occur on site as they do at all festivals – keep anything of value either in the secure storage facility on site, or with you at all times
Don’t leave valuables in your tents and don’t leave valuables unattended even just for a moment.
- Make friends with the people in the tents around you and keep an eye on each other’s kit. It’s a good idea to find some landmarks when you arrive on site so that you can find your way back to your tent in the dark. Bring a torch as it’s more than likely you will be going back to your tent in the dark.
- Statistics show you’re at a much greater risk of being a victim of crime if you’re drunk – we’re not telling you not to enjoy yourself but watch how much you drink as you may lose track of your surroundings and become disorientated which can make you a greater target. It’s always sensible for at least one person in a group to take it a little easier.
- Keep your mobile charged so you can use it to communicate if you need to – there will be phone charging facilities on site.
- If you are a victim of crime or see any suspicious behaviour on site contact the police or festival security staff immediately – report any incidents, even near misses, as soon as possible, you may save someone else from becoming a victim of crime. Never assume it won’t happen to you, even though the risks are small they are there, don’t take unnecessary chances with your safety.
- Don’t be alarmed by the advice we are giving – the safety and security of everyone on site is our top priority and we just want to make sure everyone has an amazing weekend.
LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER – AND HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND!
For information and advice on staying safe at the festival from North Wales police please click here