Investigations are being conducted to figure out what led to the death of eight people during a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s show.
The Drug and Substance Checking Bill currently moving through parliament marks another milestone in New Zealand’s shift away from criminalisation and towards harm reduction.
Your guide to what is going to become of the great British summer bonanza.
Urban planning and cultural policies often neglect electronic dance music. Now the pandemic is forcing the EDM world to come up with new strategies to survive.
Toy pianos typically have a range of 12-36 keys, roughly one quarter the range of a full piano. But they are used by composers and music makers to write everything from concertos to pop songs.
Live music venues must be helped to survive the COVID-19 era.
With regular music festivals, people can more easily seek help or advice about drug and alcohol or mental health issues. But with drive-ins we need to be creative to minimise harms.
Drug slang can help researchers understand drug trends. But if you’re taking a drug called by a street name, make sure you know what it is.
Pill testing, no more sniffer dogs and fewer strip searches are some of the ways the NSW coroner says will reduce drug deaths at music festivals.
A person’s drug experience can be influenced by many different things, such as heat, access to water and dosage.
In a non-policing context, having to perform such acts would be a serious assault. This is why strip searches are meant to be a last resort and only used in serious and urgent circumstances.
Most drug use among Australian festival goers appears to be occasional and isn’t problematic. But a small group experience higher rates of drug-related harms.
Festival-goers increasingly treat tents as disposable, imagining they are put to good use when discarded. They’re wrong.
Why 50/50 festival line-ups are not an easy solution to gender inequality.
From the hippie heaven of the 1970s to the massive mainstream event it is now, Glastonbury has always found a way to fuse popular culture with a potent political message.
New research shows some festival goers are willing to take a dodgy pill regardless of the test result. So, let’s use pill testing to educate them and others about reducing their risk.
Live performances account for more than 40 percent of their income, while profits from streaming and record sales amount to only 5 percent of their earnings.
It’s ineffective to use drug dogs at festivals and in public places because they’re much more likely to catch small-time users than suppliers.
Illicit drugs can be dangerous. Read this before you use so you know what to look out for.
Two new documentaries about the disastrous 2017 Fyre fail to fully acknowledge the exploitation of the people of the Exumas.