More organizers and promoters want to offer drug testing kits on site, but fear having their operating licenses revoked.
"If you think you can get away with anything, that’s when people lose respect for you."
The annual festival in Calgary had several emergencies caused by a combination of alcohol and "at least one illicit drug."
The owner, Zlatko Starkovski, has long cited safety concerns in his criticism of all-ages EDM shows, yet his club has its own history of violence.
There's always a rainbow after the rain.
Complimentary health and safety kits, amnesty boxes, and PSAs between DJ sets—it's a whole new VELD.
Mimicking bubbles with synth riffs, the track is a fizzing buoyancy.
The festival’s insurance company were none too pleased, but the party goes on.