Whether you’re a Faster Horses alumni or you’re brand new to the festival this year, we want you to come prepared and have a great time! These festival safety tips are a reminder of the things we can do to make sure this year’s festival is safe and accommodating for everyone who attends. Faster Horses Festival believes everyone should feel safe during the festival.
People from all over the world come through our festival every year, but when we’re here, we’re neighbors. We all have to do our part to be aware and watch out for each other at Faster Horses.
If you need to contact our team with questions:
ALL GENERAL FESTIVAL QUESTIONS: Email Info@FasterHorsesFestival.com
If you or your neighbor need medical, security, or our AWARE team: Text HORSES to 69050
Have an emergency? Call 9-1-1
Don’t have access to your phone? We have many options for fans who need support:
– NEW! AWARE CARE: Located near the Pit Stop just outside the North Entrance of the festival. This area is a sanctuary staffed with a team who can help if you’re having a difficult time and who can also connect you with on-site counselors. See more details below.
– AWARE Team: Look for the friendly folks in the campgrounds, entrance areas and parking lots with the purple “HERE TO HELP” shirts. They’re equipped with general information and to assist distressed individuals who need a helping hand.
– Security: Look for our security team inside the festival and in the campgrounds. This team can help you access support or reconnect you with your group.
– First Aid: You can find two locations inside the festival (marked with red crosses) and one location in the Infield Campground called the Infield Care Center. They can assist with any medical care you may need over the weekend.
– Guest Services: Our Guest Services team is available inside the festival if you lose something, need general festival information or need directions.
We are proud to introduce AWARE, our fan-facing safety and wellbeing initiative. Our purpose is to Promote Safety and to encourage fans to enjoy “Mindful Festivaling”. We want all guests to have fun, but to be aware of and to prioritize their wellbeing as well that of their surrounding community. We are committed to educating and empowering our community. We encourage all guests to ask for help when they need it.
AWARE team members can be identified by their signature “Here to Help” purple shirts. They can be found throughout the festival campgrounds, entrance areas, parking lots, and at their home base, AWARE CARE, which is our dedicated safe space. At Faster Horses, AWARE CARE is located near the Pit Stop, just outside the North Entrance to the Infield Campground. AWARE team members will actively check on event attendees and help those who need assistance.
Inside AWARE CARE, teams are equipped with general information about the festival, harm reduction procedures, and basic needs like ear plugs, directions to campgrounds, etc. It’s a place for guests to cool off/chill out in a comfortable and safe environment. AWARE CARE is a sanctuary space with peer support staff for anyone having a difficult experience. Many team members are cross-trained with other harm reduction / peer support organizations. If any guest feels overwhelmed, is having a negative experience, needs help locating their campsite or friends, or has been discharged from medical but isn’t quite ready to go back to festivaling, AWARE CARE is a great place to go.
All AWARE personnel are trained to assist distressed individuals who need a helping hand.
To find our tent, follow AWARE CARE signs or look for the white spotlight in the sky!
*Pro tip: Screenshot this map so you have easy access to it all weekend.
Remember, when we’re at Faster Horses, we’re a community and neighbors! Be mindful of the folks around you when you’re setting up your campsite, double check that your campsite is set up safety and practice kindness to one another.
Check out our Camping Safety Tips HERE!