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Music-lovers reminded to keep festival friendly

By Staff Reporter

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POLICE are reminding attendees to play a part in making sure Keith's Friendly Fest continues to live up to its name.

The popular music event will play out at Kynoch Park this Saturday.

The event's return after its inaugural outing in 2018 is due to the efforts of those involved in its organisation and the friends, families and communities who entered into the spirit whilst taking personal responsibility for their behaviour.

This year, there we be a high-profile police presence to ensure the focus remains on enjoyment and safety.

Chief Inspector Norman Stevenson said: "Our message is simple and clear. We want everyone to enjoy the festival, socialise with friends and family and enjoy the event hospitality.

"However, whilst enjoying the hospitality, don't cause trouble for yourself or anyone else by drinking to excess and making poor choices.

"If you are intent in ruining what should be a great occasion for all in attendance, you will be dealt with swiftly and robustly.

"Consider your alcohol intake and don't place yourself in a vulnerable position. Stay with friends, plan your evening and make sure you know how you intend to get home.

"By taking personal responsibility for yourself and your friends you can help ensure another successful and trouble free Keith Friendly Festival."

Headlining the event is legendary dance music DJ Mauro Picotto, supported by several bands including highly-rated Abba and Happy Monday tribute acts.

A number of local bands and DJs also feature on the line-up.

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