POLICE bosses have warned revellers that they will ‘face the consequences’ if they bring drugs to Creamfields.

Around 70,000 dance music fans are expected to descend on Daresbury next weekend for the annual festival.

But Cheshire Police say ‘crime and disorder will not be tolerated’, and that plans are in place to ensure the event is ‘enjoyed safely by all’.

Superintendent Debbie Hooper, who is leading the policing operation, said: “We always spend months planning for Creamfields to ensure that we are as prepared as possible.

“As always, our main priorities are to ensure that everyone at Creamfields enjoys the event safely and to minimise the disruption for residents during the festival.

“Security will be as tight as ever, and any form of crime and disorder will not be tolerated by the officers in and around the festival site in Daresbury.

“The event organisers will again have drugs dogs working at entrance points – various other security measures will be in place and all festivalgoers will be searched prior to being granted entry.

“They will have the opportunity to deposit any weapons or drugs in surrender bins placed at the entrances.

“Anyone who is subsequently found in possession of such items, having not placed them into the bins, will be arrested and made to face the consequences of their actions.

“My advice to anyone considering bringing weapons or drugs to the event is, don’t.”

This will be the 14th consecutive year that Creamfields has been held in Daresbury, running from August 22 to 25.

Top dance music acts including Fatboy Slim, the Chemical Brothers, Calvin Harris, Chase and Status, Deadmau5, Annie Mac and Pete Tong feature on the bill.

Cheshire Police and crime commissioner David Keane added: “I understand the impact this event has on the local community, but I am pleased to see that officers – working alongside partner organisations – are again doing everything they can to keep this disruption to a minimum and are taking steps to help festivalgoers enjoy themselves without putting themselves or others at risk.

“This is one of the biggest events in the calendar for Cheshire Police, and I am grateful to the officers who work tirelessly in and around the event site in Daresbury over the bank holiday weekend each year.”