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13th May 2015

The most popular music festival drugs have been revealed


We don’t mean to alarm you, but apparently some people who attend music festivals take drugs at those music festivals.

We know, we’re as shocked as you are.


All joking aside, addiction treatment website have determined the most popular drugs at 15 music festivals (mostly in the USA) by examining over 3.5 million Instagram posts and spotting a variety of, erm, ‘stimulants’ either in the pictures or referenced in the posts.

As pointed out on i100, it’s hardly a scientific approach to collecting data, and it may baffle you as to why so many people are boasting their drug habits on Instagram.

The results, though, are still worth a look.


It’s not exactly a huge surprise to learn that marijuana was popular at the Marley Festival or that MDMA and Ecstasy were taken a lot at the Electric Daisy Carnival.

Nor is it a huge shock, in our favourite revelation from the study, that alcohol was referenced very frequently in posts relating to the Chilli Cook-Off.

Just remember what Mr. Mackey had to say, mmkay?

Hat-tip to i100