Good Vibes fun heats up

IPSWICH people heading to this weekend’s Good Vibrations music festival are being reminded to drink plenty of water and use sun protection to ensure they enjoy the festivities.

This year’s line-up includes Faithless, Phoenix, Nas & Damian Marley, Sasha, Ludacris, Kelis, The Ting Tings, Miike Snow, Friendly Fires, Fat Freddys, Drop, Mike Posner and Yolanda Be Cool.

St John Ambulance State Superintendent Darryl Clare urged music fans to be prepared, and avoid dehydration during the festival.

“With temperatures on the Gold Coast soaring recently, it is expected that this year St John First Aid Services volunteers will be treating people for heat-related symptoms, particularly dehydration and heat exhaustion,” Mr Clare said.

Patrons should be aware of the following signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion – feeling exhausted and weak, persistent headache, thirst and nausea, giddiness and faintness, fatigue, rapid breathing and shortness of breath, pale, cool, clammy skin and a rapid, weak pulse.

“To avoid these symptoms it is best to ensure that you are always protected from the sun,” Mr Clare said.

“Wear a hat, sunscreen and cool, loose-fitting clothing at all times. It is also essential to increase fluid intake by drinking plenty of water.”

St John also recommends music festival patrons dress appropriately for the weather.



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