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SAFETY FIRST AS FINAL PREPARATIONS GET UNDER WAY
With just over three weeks to go before South Africa’s biggest youth music and lifestyle festival kicks off on 1 December in Ballito and Umhlanga, the organisers of Rage Festival are hard at work getting the final preparations sorted.
For over a decade Rage Festival has been the place for Ragers to create memories, cement friendships, break free, have the time of their lives and live moments that will stay with them forever.
As much as Rage produces a world-class festival that hosts the biggest parties, the best international and local DJ’s and unforgettable experiences using state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology and world-class production, it is also about creating safe spaces to have fun.
“Parents entrust us with their teenagers and for many of them this is likely their first big festival experience. We take that very seriously and safety remains a cornerstone of all technical and logistical decision making,” says Will McIntyre, Rage Festival Director.
“We’ve been at this for over a decade now and we understand that Rage-goers want to have fun in a safe environment, so it’s our mandate to create safe spaces to allow them to do that.”
Will explains that Rage has a multi-tiered approach to its safety strategy – one of the most extensive of any festival of its kind.
Rage Festival 2018 safety and security measures include, but are not limited to:
- Moving The Sound Factory mega-venue from Durban North to Ballito.
- Consolidating the footprint of the festival to Ballito and Umhlanga only (as announced in June this year).
- Using the most integrated RFID chip technology available through Howler. Every single Rage-goer is registered on the system with emergency contacts and medical details stored for rapid response to any situation.
- Rage Rides means no driving necessary around the different Rage Festival hubs as all transport logistics are taken care of.
- Onsite police station inside the Sound Factory.
- Large private security teams.
- Undercover police within all venues, including sniffer dogs at random locations.
- Security checks, pat downs and searches at all entry points.
- Onsite medical services.
- Peer to peer contact via the Red Frogs.
- Beach and road side security.
- 24/7 standby ambulance services in Ballito and Umhlanga.
- Ongoing collaboration with local law enforcement.
- Safety information on the Rage Festival website (https://ragefestival.co.za/safety/)
Rage is also creating more exclusive venues and reducing its use of third-party venues and clubs, with the aim of significantly reducing the risk of incidents within the Rage Festival ecosystem.
Already the Sound Factory mega-venue – the “home of Rage” – has been running for several years a tight and secure festival environment. Now, for the first time ever, the festival is launching the Samsung Super Club. Situated at a secure venue in the Sun Park Arena outside Sibaya Casino on the North Coast, the Samsung Super Club will be a multi-level, multi-dimensional club experience for up to 3,000 people.
As with all of the Rage Festival venues, the Samsung Super Club will be access controlled and open to festival attendees only.
For more information on Rage, tickets*, venues and line-up, visit https://ragefestival.co.za/.
*Rage Festival passports and tickets are strictly for sale to person who will be 18 and over at the sale of the commencement of Rage Festival 2018.
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