Sunset Festival has a clear “zero tolerance” drugs policy as stated on our terms and conditions and point of entry at gate. We ask you not to bring them, and if your are found in possesion we have no choice but to notify the police. The use of many drugs are illegal and punishable by law under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. However not all drugs are illegal. For example alcohol and some natural substances are legal but not without risk. At Sunset our main aim is to keep our family happy and safe at all times. For that reason Sunset provides a professional welfare area through the services of Kosmicare UK to care for anyone who needs.
The Kosmicare space is a truly beautiful area with a very calming energy surrounding it. If you like, it can just simply be a place to sit and be still in. If you want to retreat away from the huffle and truffle of the main festival, then Karin and the rest of Kosmicare crew and very hospitable and warm people that love making people feel comfortable and happy.
In the words of Kosmicare...
"Kosmicare UK is a service dedicated to helping people undergoing difficult drug-related experiences at festivals and music events. We set up a safe space where people in crisis can find tailored support by experienced therapists. This idea was born from a harm reduction program created by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
Presently Kosmicare UK is a constituted community group, run by a group dedicated volunteers and funded through donations and gifts.
Although drugs are banned by law, some people will take them nevertheless and this can be overwhelming at events. Many such people need a safe space and support rather than medical intervention or security involvement. Kosmicare provides this in a way that encourages a negative experience to be turned into a positive healing experience or a process of self-awareness and self-discovery.
We do not encourage the use of illegal substances. We are non-judgemental, not pro or against personal choices, we are just there to care."