Alcohol, drugs & smoking policy

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Alcohol, drugs & smoking policy

You can bring your own alcohol but glass is not allowed in the arena. Please drink responsibly. WOMAD does not tolerate underage drinking. Anyone under the age of 18 found with alcohol will have it confiscated and their parent/guardian contacted.

Challenge 25
If you are lucky enough to be or look under 25, you need to provide proof of age. Please bring one of the following IDs with you.

  • An in date photographic driver’s licence or provisional licence
  • A valid passport (not a photocopy). Out of date passports will NOT be accepted
  • A Proof of Age Standards Scheme Card (showing the PASS hologram)

The unlawful supply or illegal use of drugs is not condoned by WOMAD, this now includes the use of substances previously referred to as ‘legal highs’ and Nitrous Oxide (NOs). Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Security officers will be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. If you engage in the unlawful supply of drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested. Neither anti- social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated; participants will leave themselves liable to eviction from the site.

Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. If you do take drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened, please ask a steward to direct you to one of the many facilities on site which can help and support you.

Smoking is illegal in enclosed public areas. We enforce a smoking ban in ALL enclosed structures. Please remember to dispose of your cigarette ends responsibly.