Go for it. Have the time of your life at Rage Festival but be safe, responsible and have respect for yourself and others.
Every year we work harder to boost security and safety measures for Ragers. These measures include working with local police services and private security companies to monitor the festival across multiple venues. A comprehensive safety team is employed that includes the city, medics, The Red Frogs and is driven by our proprietary event technology. The technology allows Rage Festival to track, identify and act, armed with information on an individual in any crises situation.
- Red Frogs 060 733 3764
- Ballito Medical: 082 391 1911
- Umhlanga Medical: 086 112 7474
- Medical Emergency: 0861 127 4747
If you’re lightheaded, nauseated or have too many blisters from dancing the night away, please visit one of our medical tents. Alternatively, feel free to flag down one of the many Red Frogs volunteers roaming throughout the venue, they are easily identified wearing a Red Frogs t-shirt and lanyard.
MEET THE RED FROGS
Throughout our festival grounds, you’ll find the Red Frogs – a volunteer support network for students. Their positive, sober presence goes a long way. These heroic friends of the festival stay on their feet all night till the sun comes up or the last Rager is home safe.
How they help:
- Make free pancakes (Just phone them to request)
- Walk Ragers home safely
- Help out in difficult situations
- Provide counselling support
Save their 24/7 Hotline and introduce yourself to a Red Frog when you arrive.
(Phone icon): 060REDFROG / 060 733 3764
Parents are also welcome to call the number and request support.
NO QUESTIONS ASKED
The Medical staff and Red Frogs are safe havens – meaning, you can’t get in trouble for any information you share with them during Rage Festival. So, if a friend needs help, please stick around and help fill in the blanks. No one will hassle you. And if you think you might need assistance, don’t worry, speak up. Whatever you tell us is confidential. Medical teams are far more effective if they have accurate information regarding any patient.
LOST & FOUND
If you have lost something at one of our events, head over to the info & queries counter at The Sound Factory.
PLAY HARD, NOT HIGH
Rage Festival is an amazing experience. You can enjoy the festival with little or no alcohol most certainly without illegal substances. If you’re planning on drinking alcohol, be smart about how much you consume, know your limit. More booze does not equal more fun, and alcohol is not a rehydrate. It’s important to remember that your body weight and height will factor into how much alcohol is safe to consume. Always have water on hand should you require it.
Rage Festival has an absolute zero-tolerance drug policy at all of its events. Don’t be the person that ends up getting escorted out of and and banned from the festival! Keep the week great for yourself and your friends.
If you suspect that someone is suffering from a medical issue, seek immediate assistance at a medic tent, find a Red Frog or Rage Festival staff member. Remember, you will not get in trouble for seeking medical help!
Further, if you are offered any illegal substance either inside or outside a Rage Festival venue, please inform a Rage Festival staff member immediately.
Notify medical or security if you or a friend are experiencing:
- Pale skin colour or bluish tinge
- Abnormal heart rate and/or breathing (too fast or slow)
- Abnormal body temperature (too hot or cold)
- Delusions, hallucinations or paranoia
- Pupils that don’t react to changes in light
- Confusion, stupor (unresponsive but conscious), coma, or inability to be roused
Don’t be that wasted friend that nobody likes to take care of:
- Drunk people should not be responsible for other drunk people
- Binge drinking is the most dangerous kind there is. The faster you drink, the higher your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) becomes
- Strong coffee, a cold shower, sleeping, or “walking it off” will not help someone suffering from alcohol poisoning
- Always try to keep intoxicated people awake and in an upright/sitting position—not lying down
- If a friend is too drunk, get help, their safety is the main concern
RAPE PREVENTION ADVICE
What seems like harmless fun to one person can do lasting damage to another. Here’s how to:
- Be aware of your surroundings. Trust your instincts. If you’re uncomfortable, move on or out
- Don’t go it alone. Travel in pairs and stay in well-lit areas
- Date rape drugs are real. Don’t take drinks from strangers. Also, don’t set your drink down and pick it up later
- Don’t get too drunk. Consumption of alcohol can lead to a lowering of your personal and moral boundaries
Help someone who may have been harmed
- Help them seek immediate medical attention and notify safety personnel
- It should never be brushed off or taken lightly
- If the person who harmed them is still nearby, stay with the victim
Avoid causing harm to yourself
- Remember that “no” means “NO,” even if it’s said politely. And, no answer is NOT “yes.”
- Keep in mind that someone who is under the influence of alcohol is not capable of making responsible decisions
- Monitor yourself. Some people cross the line without realizing it
- Be supportive and a good listener—reassure them they are not to blame
- Never falsely accuse
- If you consent to something, you have consented
- Saying “yes” and crying about it later does not make it “no”
- If you feel guilty the next day, laying a charge against the person you consented is almost as serious as the crime itself
- False accusations cannot be retracted once a charge has been issued by the police
- If you have done something you’re struggling with, take it on yourself and seek guidance from the Red Frogs, they have wonderful counsellors who will assist you in confidence