NEWS: Friendly Festivals in Scotland

FFS, or Friendly Festivals in Scotland, is a campaign to get all Scottish music festivals to display zero tolerance anti-sexual violence policies on their websites, as a commitment to the safety of people attending. Policies like this are a first step to addressing the fact that 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault or harassment at a music festival. Nearly half of female festival goers (43%) under 40 say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival.

FFS have compiled a dataset – created by three Scottish grassroots feminist organisations. These three groups are POWA Scotland, Fanny Riot , and Popgirlz – which shows which music festivals in Scotland display an anti-sexual harassment & violence policy on their website. 

You can view the data set here.

Features and benefits of friendlyfests.com include: 

  • Raising awareness for the need for standardised safeguarding and prevention at Scottish music festivals 
  • Create a dataset in an accessible format for the public to view 
  • Highlight the link between level of sexual assaults happening at music festivals, and lack of formal prevention

For more information, please visit friendlyfests.com/about

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.