In a 15-min documentary, organizers for BoomTown festival in Winchester, England are openly discussing the use of illegal substances at their event. The video is part of a push by the festival to reduce the number of drug-induced deaths that they’ve seen in recent years. The family of an 18 year-old girl who lost her life from a combination of alcohol and ketamine at the 2013 event speaks in the video about drug awareness. Organizers also address the steps they have taken with on-site drug testing facility The Loop. Lak Mitchell, BoomTown co-founder and creative director, said “We’d like to use the festival platform to introduce these new harm reduction services and ways of bringing public safety and education towards drugs to the forefront.”
Check out the video here.

Taylor Mims

Taylor Mims

News Editor at Amplify
Taylor Mims is Amplify's News Editor. She is a Los Angeles native and received her Masters in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.
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