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Police remind Christchurch festival goers of the risks of taking drugs

Police are reminding festival goers about the risk of taking drugs ahead of this weekend's Electric Avenue Festival at Hagley Park in Christchurch. 

More than a dozen people were hospitalised at last year's event after taking a bad batch of MDMA.

Police say the easiest way to prevent drug harm is to not take any substances at all.           

A crowd of 16000 is expected to turn out tomorrow, up from 13000 last year.

Silhouettes of people in a bright in the pop rock concert in front of the stage. Hands with gesture Horns. That rocks. Party in a club
Music festival (file picture). Source: istock.com