Wild Life Festival at Shoreham - Police say enjoy the music, but do it safely

The big top being set up at Shoreham Airport for the Wild Life Festival PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell SUS-150106-111139001
The big top being set up at Shoreham Airport for the Wild Life Festival PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell SUS-150106-111139001
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POLICE have issued a warning to revellers set to join the action of this weekend’s Wild Life Festival – enjoy the music, but do it safely.

The music festival starts today (June 6) at the Shoreham Airport and runs all through the weekend.

Wild Life Festival 2015 SUS-150127-164810003

Wild Life Festival 2015 SUS-150127-164810003

It is expected to draw about 35,000 people each day.

Police are urging music-lovers to ensure they secure all their valuables – like wallets, phones and handbags – and keep safe while enjoying the live show.

Superintendent Jim Bartlett said: “We have a police operation in place designed to support the event’s organisers while also providing reassurance to the local community.

“While there may, for example, be some disruption to travel in the area, we would urge people to be patient, to follow signage and to heed the advice of stewards and police officers when making their way to and from the site.

“As well as taking care of valuables, they should also remember to take care of themselves, bringing drinking water, sun cream and clothing appropriate to the conditions.

“If anyone notices any suspicious, dangerous or inappropriate behaviour, they are asked to make officers or stewards aware of it so that it can be swiftly dealt with.”

The force has been working with event organisers SJM Concerts Limited, local authorities and partner organisations in the run-up to the festival.

The venue opens at 2pm on both days, with a 1am curfew for Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

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Use the hashtag #wildlifefestival to potentially have your photos of the event featured.

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