Medical Emergency Services
WHERE: In the Main Venue, look for the red balloons. Things happen: Mosh injuries, face rocked off - That’s why the Main Venue, is home to a Harbourfest medical team, staffed throughout the weekend.
For your safety, the medical area is staffed with licensed professionals.
In an emergency, if you’re not near a medical area, find a staff person, or notify the nearest security personnel. Tip: If you’re not sure whether it’s an emergency, assume it is and get help right away.
WHERE: You can find our safety staff roaming through the Venue, at the entrance to the Whitecap Pavilion near the stage. Our safety (aka, security) staff are trained to help make sure everyone has a good time and stays safe. If you have a security issue, find one of our Security staff and they’ll be happy to help you out.
NOTE: All persons will be searched at random on entry to the festival. (which you should definitely keep in mind when deciding what to bring). Prepare to be (politely) searched each time you enter the Whitecap Pavilion.
The Harbourfest Music Festival stands squarely against drug use. First, it’s dangerous to your health, especially in the August heat. Second, it can ruin the weekend for you and those around you. And last but not least it’s against the law: If it’s illegal outside the festival, it’s illegal inside, too.
If you see someone who is sick, upset, scared or clearly having a bad experience, get help. Find a medical personal or festival staff member.
Our number-one concern is the well-being of all Harbourfest attendees. By steering clear of substances and getting help for those who need it, you are contributing positively to the Harbourfest vibe, and the entire community - thanks you for that.