SUMMER SATURNALIA FESTIVAL DOES NOT CONDONE THE USE OF, OR THE DEALING IN, ILLEGAL DRUGS ON SITE.
The message, to actively discourage dealers and users, has been published in the following ways:
Summer Saturnalia Festival website – www.summersaturnalia.com
There will be signage at the entrances
“The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Summer Saturnalia Festival. It is illegal to take, to buy or to sell drugs. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested via security and handed over to North Yorkshire Police. Neither antisocial or illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site. Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. Drugs can kill. The crowds and the sheer size of the Festival can be very frightening and disorienting and taking drugs could spoil your enjoyment of the event. If you do take drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened please ask a steward to direct you to the hospitality tent where you can feel safe and recuperate. In addition, the terms and conditions of entry printed on the back of every ticket state “You may be body searched at the entrance. Persons suspected of carrying items which may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the arena or other parts of the site may be searched.”
DRUG DEALERS AND USERS
-Summer Saturnalia Festival security will take an active role monitoring for drug dealing and will work in full cooperation with North Yorkshire Police.
-Summer Saturnalia Festival security will conduct random searches for drugs.
-When there is a strong suspicion of drug dealing, security will inform and assist North Yorkshire Police in every way possible
-Summer Saturnalia Festival will evict persons strongly suspected of drug dealing and wherever possible will channel these evictions via North Yorkshire Police.
-Summer Saturnalia Festival will evict persons who are arrested, charged and bailed by North Yorkshire Police.