Music Industry

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

0

Go to Music Festivals and Take Drugs? Take a Look at This Survey at Drug Use at Canadian Festivals

From Thump:

Canadian music festival season is right around the corner. With these typically multi-day, outdoor events comes recreational drug use, which presents a number of shifting challenges to organizers. Should certain legal and illegal substances be banned outright? If not, will festival-goers be able to get their drugs tested for harmful adulterants? How many security personnel and paramedics should be on-site at music events, and where are they receiving their training?

Outreach groups, promoters, and venue owners have expanded the scope of their work in recent years to keep people safe at music events, offering drug testing, peer support, and even instructional workshops demonstrating how to administer the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. While these are steps in the right direction, there’s still plenty of work to do when it comes to keeping people safe, as there’s currently no national or provincial guidelines for addressing drug use at festivals.

You can read more here. Click on the image to be taken to the full survey.

 




Tags: , ,


About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


Related Posts


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to Top ↑
  • FOLLOW ALAN


  • EntertainmentTO

    Music Tech MeetUp

    EntertainmentTO is the best way to expand your knowledge and network within Toronto’s Entertainment Tech community. Our mission is to inspire and empower those interested in shaping the future of Entertainment, including music, video, sports, and gaming.

    EntertainmentTO is led by Alan Cross, best known nationally and internationally as host of the syndicated radio series The Ongoing History of New Music, The Edge, Q107, and more.

    Join us as we bridge the gap between technology, innovation, and entertainment.

  • Twitter