We are encouraging festival-goers to have fun, act responsibly and look out for each other ahead of Creamfields South festival in Chelmsford.
The organisers are expecting up to 50,000 people at Hylands Park between Friday 26 May and Sunday 28 May, and there has been close working between them, us and other partners to ensure you have a safe event.
Festival Republic is responsible for your safety and security on site during the festival.
A residents line has been set up for anyone who has any issues, complaints or questions around the festival.
This can be reached on [email protected], with a phone line monitored 24/7 during show days on 01245 975970.
This contact should be used for any reports relating to issues such as noise nuisance or traffic and travel problems.
The organisers also have a community page with further information for residents at creamfieldssouth.com/residents.
This includes answers to questions around potential disruption within the local area and roads surrounding the festival site.
The organisers have security checks in place to keep you safe and we are urging festivalgoers to report to security anything that doesn’t seem right.
We also have a dedicated policing plan in place for Creamfields South.
This plan includes carrying out intelligence checks to disrupt drug activity and disorder, roads policing operations to deal with drug and drink driving and officers outside to address any anti-social behaviour or welfare concerns. We will have a small hub within the venue to allow officers to detain offenders ahead of any requirement for them to be taken to a custody suite.
'Festival Republic has a robust plan in place'
Chief Superintendent Stuart Weaver said:
“With any large event, we have well-rehearsed policing plans in place to ensure you have a safe festival. “Our preparations have included assessing the level of risk around crime and disorder which could occur. “We’ve worked with partners to be satisfied that Festival Republic has a robust security plan in place to ensure the highest standards of public safety. “We want people going to the festival to enjoy themselves, look out for one another and be safe. “We also want to remind people who are determined to spoil this festival for others that you will be detained and brought into custody.”
If you experience crime at the festival or see something that concerns you, please either approach a member of the security team or report the crime online.
Get in touch by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.