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At RiZe Festival

The RiZe Festival is a fun occasion for everyone involved.

That said, it's important to keep your wits about you and pay attention to what's happening around you.

Take a look at our tips to keep you and your belongings safe during the day and night.

At the campsite

If you arrive by car make sure you remove all valuables and try not to leave anything on view.

It's best not to hide things in your boot once you have parked up too because you never know who may be watching.

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In a rush to get inside, don't forget to shut windows and lock up. Leaving you glove compartment empty and open is a good idea too.

If you're camping at the festival it's a good idea to check up on your car once a day.

For more information, take a look at our vehicle security advice.

Start by finding a well-lit plot for your tent.

Festivals are a great place to meet new people but remember they are still strangers and avoid trusting them with any of your valuables.

It's impossible to secure a tent so never leave valuable items in them unattended. You can rent a locker at the festival in advance or when you arrive to keep your belongings safe.

Don't leave prescription medication in your tent either. Keep it with you or in a locker.

Think about where you keep your valuables while you sleep. We suggest keeping them at the bottom of your sleeping bag with you!

During the festival

Keep your cash, cards and car keys safe at all times. A money belt is ideal but if you don't fancy wearing one of those, spread your cash and cards between pockets. Avoid using back pockets though - they are more easily targeted by pick pockets. Don't keep all your cash and cards in one place.

Try not to walk around with your mobile phone, camera or other expensive items on show - take them out of your bag when you need them and put them back in when you've finished using them.

Pay attention to what's going on around you and stick together.

Enjoy a few drinks but know your limits and don't make yourself vulnerable by going over the top. Alcohol impairs your judement and can make you a more vulnerable target.

Keep your phone battery charged in case you need to contact your friends. Lockers on site have inbuilt phone chargers.

At night, stick together, avoid wandering off and stick to well lit busy walkways on the campsite.

If you are a victim of crime

Crime levels at the festival are low but if you experience crime, report it to police via 101 or festival security as soon as you can.

You can also report non emergency crime on the Essex Police website.

Remember, always dial 999 in an emergency.


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