Harm Reduction

LIB is a drug-free event. That’s the law of the land. But we know that despite this, people will choose to use drugs, just as they do in larger society. Harm Reduction is a set of practical strategies where the goal is reducing the negative consequences of drug use. We want to keep people alive, happy and out of the Medical tent, so we work with several partner organizations to make sure our attendees stay safe and informed.


LIB Rangers – You’ll see these folks walking around, wearing khaki t-shirts and a radio. They are skilled in conflict resolution and calling for any help needed.

Medical – Here to provide ALL of the best festival medical care you need.

DanceSafe – Got a question about drugs, or just need a pair of free earplugs? Stop by the DanceSafe booth since 1998, this organization has been promoting health and safety within the nightlife and festival community. We’ve had DanceSafe onsite since 2013.

MAPS Zendo Project – If you’re having a difficult experience, whether drug-related or not, you can visit the Zendo Project. Volunteers will help provide a safe space until you are ready to rejoin the festival. We’ve had Zendo on-site since 2013.

PLUR Angels – PLUR Angels is a peer-to-peer harm reduction non-profit organization that promotes awareness and education of health and safety at music, art, and public festivals.  PLUR Angels improves the safety for event attendees, provides educational services, and promotes “partying responsibly.”

Drug Policy Alliance’s Music Fan Program – We’re happy to be recognized by this organization as the leader among US festivals in taking a Harm Reduction approach to drug use. Check out this program if you want to help encourage other festivals to do the same or support campaigns to change drug policy.