Safety at Festivals – The Work We Do In Evictions

Our corporate world of events tends to flip to some festivals and music events in the summer, with 2023 seeing us travel to the infamous Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party festivals. NR Events play a key role in event control of both festivals, running the Evictions team.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘evictions’ in events, it deals with individuals or groups who are found to be breaching the policy and ticket guidelines of the festival, and therefore must be removed from the site. This is to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff at the event and comply with the licences that the festival has been granted. There are a variety of reasons that individuals may be brought to us by security staff, including:

  • Being on-site without a valid ticket or wristband
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • In the possession of unlawful substances
  • Selling goods/items without the festival’s permission
  • Committing a criminal offence

What we do

As the Evictions team, we are there as an unbiased third party to make the decision as to whether the person’s situation warrants an eviction or if they will be able to enter the festival. We aim to make the process as comfortable and simple as possible as we understand that it can be a distressing situation for anyone to be in.

It is important that every person that enters the compound is greeted in a friendly and approachable way and offered any welfare assistance that they may require. Especially at Secret Garden Party, having the Welfare team within the Evictions compound helps to ease any stresses and allows us to continue with the decision-making and administrative parts of our roles.

Alcohol and drugs at these types of events are inevitable and so our management staff our experienced in being able to deal with the potential erratic and unpredictable behaviours of intoxicated festival-goers. Maintaining a calm presence usually helps to de-escalate most situations and we pride ourselves in being able to build good rapports and a sense of trust with the individuals that we deal with. We ultimately want the best outcome for everybody, whether that is returning to partying in the festival or getting home safely.

Mental Health First Aid

Our core team at NR Events are trained in Mental Health First Aid which we believe to be an incredibly valuable certificate in many working environments and means our staff have great skills to deal with otherwise difficult scenarios.

We are able to spot the signs of someone who may be struggling with their mental health when they come into Evictions and ensure that they are provided with a high standard of welfare or medical attention from trained professionals. Festivals can be overwhelming places and potentially trigger underlying issues, so if we can spot these signs early, then the people under our supervision have the best chances of returning home safely and recovering to an improved state of mental well-being.

Evictions is important!

Without Evictions at a major festival, there would be no controlled process of escorting individuals from the site as well as security staff not always having the knowledge about ticketing and processes to make a fully-informed decision. As much as Evictions can seem like such a small portion of the overall festival organising staff, it is a key part of the smooth-running of a large-scale event.

Year on year, we are working on improving the Evictions process and experience so that our teams’ job can be simplified to be able to carry out an eviction as efficiently as possible. Ensuring that individuals aren’t waiting in the Evictions compound for an extended period of time is one of our top priorities.

We look forward to hopefully returning to Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party next year for more smooth-running events.

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She can`t wait to see what comes about over the the next few months. Thanks to @weorganisechaos and @festivallstaff for supporting this initiative โœจ

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We`re looking forward to another great year of events just around the corner! Here`s a sneak peek into some events that are in store for us...

๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ January - SPVS Congress (Birmingham)
๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ February - British Film Designers Guild Awards (London)
๐Ÿ’ณ March - Gift Card & Voucher Association Conference (London)

...and much more to come! Cheers to a successful 2023 ๐Ÿฅ‚

Merry Christmas and see you next year! NR Team x

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After reflecting on a brilliant year, the team are thinking about their New Year`s resolutions as we head into 2024...

Natasha - Learn guitar, pass my pilates exam, and get a tattoo! ๐Ÿซข
Alice - Get into reading and take opportunities to travel more โœˆ๏ธ
Emily - Improve my Spanish and make more time for friends ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

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๐Ÿ’ฅ 2023 Best Moment ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Emily`s best moment of the year was Site Management at Cheltenham Science Festival ๐Ÿงช

"Four weeks on site is tiring but so rewarding when you get to see a show come together from the first panel of fencing being put up to the morning of the opening day when there is such a buzz in the air. We worked alongside a whole range of people and the job came with a load of great memories!"

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โœจ 2023 Best Moment โœจ

Natasha`s best moment of the year was co-ordinating the living wall that made the stunning backdrop for the British Film Designers Guild Awards ๐Ÿชด

"My favourite moment was seeing the room come to life at BFDG awards. After weeks of logicstical wrangling to make the whole concept of a screen in a living wall work, getting the scale right, the sign offs, broken venue lifts for install and the whole crazy idea just coming together was magical. It is such a privilege to work on such a creative event with fantastic suppliers. Although it was slightly scary when the whole wall wall lifted from the floor to hang from the rigging structure!"

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โšก 2023 Best Moment โšก

Alice`s best moment of the year was the Cheltenham Food & Drink Week with @cheltbid ๐ŸŽถ

""For me one of my favourite moments of the year was working on Cheltenham Food and Drink week, programming the music was really exciting for me and seeing the show all come together knowing how much work had been put in by myself and the team was really lovely. The great response from the public of all ages across town made all the hard work worth it.""

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๐Ÿ’ช Total 2023 Event Days ๐Ÿ’ช

We have certainly had a busy year and that is highlighted by the staggering amount of days that our team has worked at various in-person, hybrid, and online events throughout 2023!

What should our target for 2024 be? ๐Ÿค”

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Every account you tag in the comments counts as a new entry so go crazy to have a better chance of winning! You have until Sunday 10th December at 6pm to complete these tasks and then two winners will be announced on Monday 11th December.

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Successes of 2023 ๐Ÿ“ˆ

NR Events has worked on numerous events throughout the year which needed ticketing assistance, totalling a whopping 10,108 ๐ŸŽซ

If you think you might have ticketing needs for next year then don`t hesitate to get in touch. We can take your stress away!

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๐ŸŽ† Ashley Manor Family Fireworks Night ๐ŸŽ†

We had a great time at @ashleymanorprep for their well-loved Fireworks Night that attracts thousands of Cheltenham locals to watch a stunning display!

It was a pleasure to organise their ticketing, book some of the food vendors, and manage the gates on the night. We hope to help @ashleymanorprep_pta even further for the event next year to continue to grow a very successful night ๐Ÿ‘

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๐ŸŽ“ University Of Gloucestershire`s Creative Industry Day ๐ŸŽ“

It was wonderful to all be invited by @uogmusic to be part of various panels for their Creative Industry Day and give current students a chance to network and strive towards their future career goals.

Alice and Emily both got to speak about their experience as students and now graduates working in the events industry! Meanwhile Natasha was part of the headline panel that covered many areas of music and events.

Lovely to meet so many new faces and please do reach out to us if you`d like to gain some valuable experience ๐ŸŒŸ

Read Alice`s experience of the day and how it felt to return to uni as a guest less than 6 months after graduating! Head to our website and click on the `News` tab.

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