WANT TO BE THAT FRIEND?
WANT TO BE THAT FRIEND?
Whether you're using drugs, drinking, or staying sober, stick with a friend and look out for each other. There's nothing worse than a flakey mate who does a runner 10 minutes after you get inside.
STAY WITH A MATE
It's not hard to check if someone is okay. If you see a fellow punter on struggle street, lend them a hand. Festival karma is real.
If you're using drugs, start with a small amount and wait to feel its effects so you know its strength. That way no one ends up with their head over a bin.
SLOW AND STEADY
We all know about the pre-festival butterflies. Stay cool, calm, and collected as you're approaching the gates. Have your ID and ticket at the ready and you'll coast through in no time.
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
Schedule some leg resting time into your festival game-plan. Regroup on a quiet patch of grass or under a shady tree to map out the rest of your day.
Believe it or not, you can't hydrate with vodka. Remember to drink water and remind your crew to do the same throughout the day. Unlock hero status by refilling everyone's bottles at the water station.
YOU NEED WATER
Carbs before chemicals, people. Pro tip: if you want to be the last one still dancing, head for that gozleme stand and fill up as soon as you arrive. There's always a gozleme stand.
FOOD IS YOUR FRIEND
You know that friend you asked to buy drugs for you? It's safer than buying from a random at the back of the festival tent but you just got them to commit a serious offence. If you're prepared to do that to your friend you should also do what you can to change the law.
KNOW THE STAKES
If you're buying drugs find out everything you can about them. Ask about past experiences, check Pill Reports, and seek out a reagent test kit to try at home before the festival. The more you know about your drugs, the safer you and your friends will be.
TAKE THE TEST
HAVE YOUR SAY
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Australians love spending a day in a grassy field listening to tunes with their friends, and sometimes they get loose.
No-one sets out to have a shit day, like spending it in the first aid tent or getting arrested, but sometimes that happens.
There is a lot you and your friends can do to make sure you have a good time. Some of it is little stuff, like getting enough water. And some of it is big stuff, like getting political.
Festival Friends has been set up by Unharm, an organisation campaigning to replace drug prohibition with a system that actually helps people to take care of themselves and one another.
A lot of people who support Unharm asked for something like Festival Friends. Music festivals are places where lots of people who want to change the system come and party together. This is your community, come and help make a difference.
KNOW YOUR DRUGS
Whether you're drinking, taking drugs, or staying sober you need to know the best way to keep you and your mates safe.
Click a category below to find out more.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The people around you can take the party from average to amazing, and in every great group of festival friends there are the ringleaders that help make it all happen. If you’re a ringleader in your group of friends then this part is for you. Come in and help lead the way on getting festivals right.