The festival-goers surrendered the illegal drugs at Amnesty bins at the Isle Of Wight festival; the gathering also witnessed a drop of 12% in crimes

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Bestival, the 4-day musical extravaganza held at the Isle Of Wight is one of the UK’s most anticipated festivals of the year. This year, more than 55,000 people turned up to witness the likes of Outkast, Beck, Disclosure, Major Lazer etc perform their best.

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The festival, which recently set a new Guinness World record for the Largest Disco Ball In The World, has now set a brilliant example to tackle the growing problem of illegal drug abuse at festivals.

According to the Guardian, drugs worth a quarter of a million pounds were given up voluntarily in the four days. Further to that £20,000 worth of drugs were seized.

Sixty two drug offences were recorded and 116 stop checks were carried out. The crime rate was reduced by 12% compared with the previous year.

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We hope other music festivals can look at this and take steps to encourage such initiatives and enhance the overall festival experience.


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