The Guardian festival blog: One in five at UK festivals sexually assaulted or harassed – survey | Music

One in five festivalgoers – and more than two in five of those who are female and under 40 – say they have been sexually assaulted or harassed at a UK festival, according to a survey.

YouGov found that 22% of all festivalgoers, 30% of female festivalgoers of all ages and 43% of those under 40 said they had faced some kind of unwanted sexual behaviour, the most common being “unwelcome and forceful dancing”.

The survey of 1,188 people who had attended a festival found that 11% of women and 3% of men reported having been sexually assaulted while conscious, while 4% of women and 2% of men said they had been sexually assaulted while unconscious or asleep. Just 2% of those who had been assaulted or harassed said they had reported it to police.

Paul Reed, the chief executive of the Association of Independent Festivals, said festivals “have a duty to make their events as safe and secure and enjoyable” as possible, and…


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