If you've already tried to access a music festival website today, it's highly likely you bumped into a black page with a lightbulb that, when clicked, displays information about legal highs. This means you were trying to browse one of the 24 music festival sites that are participating in a black out that is being held today to raise awareness regarding the dangers of the so-called "legal highs".

The campaign aims to dispel the misconception that legal highs are safe, relying on rather scary numbers that show an increase of legal highs-related deaths in about 80% in comparison to last year. With over 280 psychoactive synthetic drugs that are currently not covered by drug laws, health researchers describe taking these legal yet dangerous substances as "dancing in a minefield".

Throughout the day, the like of T in the Park, Bestival, Lovebox, Global Gathering, Secret Garden Party, Sonisphere, We Are FSTVL, 2000trees, ArcTanGent, Kendal Calling, Festibelly, Blissfields, Truck, Brownstock, Y Not Festival, Tramlines, Belladrum Tartan Heart, Leefest, Nozstock, Wakestock, Shambala, Glasgow Summer Sessions, Parklife and Eden Sessions will be making you stop to think about the dangers of legal highs and provide you with more information about the risks of taking them.

Source: Gigwise