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Reduce the harms at festivals



For many people festivals are the highlight of the summer. Here at, we want your festival experience to be one to remember for all the right reasons.

We are working with HSE Emergency Management to promote a drug harm reduction approach at Irish music festivals. We have created new leaflets, posters and social media images to encourage people to reduce the harms when using drugs. We have collaborated with Body and Soul festival to share harm reduction messages before and during the event.

Festival Research

As well as this, we will research drug use and harm reduction practices at festivals in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin. 

Follow our information on partying safely and reduce the harms this summer. Remember, our message is that it’s always safer not to use drugs at all – there are always risks.




Support our campaign

Share harm reduction information online and at your event


Drug dos and don'ts:Leaflet for festival goers

3 posters: Leave the mixing to the DJ/ Don't be afraid to get help/ keep cool and hydrate 

Social media imagesLeave the mixing to the DJ/ Don't be afraid to get help/ Keep cool and hydrate

Body & Soul social media images: Start low, go slow/ keep cool and hydrate but not over a pint an hour / Don't be afraid to get help / Know where the medical tent is/ Leave the mixing to the DJ

Social media GIF:Leave the mixing to the DJ/ Don't be afraid to get help/ Keep cool and hydrate

Follow and share #SafeUpYourSesh on social media

Take part in our festival research 'What are you taking?'

A communication toolkit is available on request

For more information about this campaign contact Nicki Killeen:


This campaign is supported by Body & Soul Festival, Higher Vision Festival, the Order of Malta, The Union of Students in Ireland, HSE Emergency Management and Mother Club.




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