Police in Ipswich are urging all those attending East Coast Live in Chantry Park, Ipswich this weekend to take crime reduction measures in a bid to ensure the festival is a safe and enjoyable one.
East Coast Live on Saturday is headlined by Jessie J who will be joined by Rizzle Kicks and The Saturdays.
Also on the bill The Vamps, Union J, US hip hop artist Jason Derulo, Katy B, Neon Jungle and Rixton.
Over 36,000 people are expected to attend the two day Ip-art festival which will be taking place on Saturday 28 June and Sunday 29 June.
Those attending the event are being asked to take extra time for their journey and consider the use of public transport which is being laid on by Ipswich Borough Council.
Additionally police are reminding people to consider their personal safety and remain vigilant so they do not become victims of theft or any other crimes.
On Sunday, pop's biggest supergroup McBusted take to the stage supported by Backstreet Boys, 5ive, Scouting for Girls and the winners of ITV's Britain's Got Talent, Diversity.
To reduce the chance of being targeted by thieves consider the following:
- Take valuables with you at all times.
- Do not bring large sums of cash, or lots of credit/debit cards. Only bring what you need and keep them on you at all times.
- If you arrive by car don’t leave anything in your vehicle, including satellite navigation systems/CDs, cash etc. Take everything with you or leave it at home.
- Be mindful of the activities of people around you when watching performances. Bags with shoulder straps should be worn across your chest, with the fastening towards your body.
- Keep mobile phones secure. It’s easy for a pickpocket to remove items such as these from a pocket or bag in a crowd without you noticing.
Also consider your own personal safety, remember:
- Stick with your friends. If you’re with people you know and trust the chances are you’ll look out for each other.
- Moderate your alcohol consumption. Overdo it and you’ll be less aware and less likely to spot dangers.
- Keep hydrated and wear suitable clothing, taking into consideration the weather forecast.