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Festicket supports Good Night Out Campaign

Festicket has linked up with the Good Night Out Campaign in an effort to help reduce harassment at festivals.

Through the collaboration, Festicket will use its platform within the festival community to raise awareness of the importance of safety.

The UK-based seller of festival packages has also put together a package of safety tips and guidelines on staying safe ahead of and at the festival.

Bryony Beynon, co-founder and co-director of Good Night Out said: “A recent poll showed that one in five (22 per cent) festival goers, rising to 30 per cent of women, have experienced some form of unwanted sexual behaviour at a UK festival. That’s shocking, but to us it’s not surprising, and we believe it has to change.

“Good Night Out Campaign supports festivals and licensed premises around the world to implement better response and prevention policies. We are very excited to be working with Festicket to spread our message that planning your festival experience should be simple and hassle-free, and should never involve worrying about sexual harassment or assault.”

Festicket packages tickets with travel, accommodation and other add-ons to create “complete festival trips”, working with more than 1,000 partner music festivals in 35 countries, connecting people in seven languages.

Co-founder and chief executive of Festicket, Zack Sabban said: “We are big festival fans and we always look at ways to help make the festival experience a positive and fun one. We are pleased to work alongside this fantastic organisation to spread their message to help combat sexual harassment and unwanted attention at music festivals.

“Unfortunately, there are a few individuals that can ruin the festival experience and we want to help eliminate that. We will be taking a Good Night Out’s professional advice on what measures we can take and what positive advice we can share to our festival goers. Our collaboration aims to support a positive and safe-for-all festival environment”.

Image: Veld Music Festival