EL Dorado Festival takes place at Eastnor Castle Deer Park on July 6-9 - this weekend.

If you are planning to go to the festival here are some tips to keep you happy and safe.

Nick Higginson, CEO of Phoenix Health & Safety has provided the top tips you need to know to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.

1. Wear suitable clothing and footwear

You can really get the miles in as you walk from one stage to the next, and paired with all the dancing you’ll likely be doing, it’s important you look after your feet to prevent injury.

2. Protect your ears

Being exposed to loud music for an extended period of time can have a long-lasting effect on our hearing so it’s important you take measures to protect yourself.

The maximum length of time per day a person should be exposed to loud sounds can be surprising too, for example at a loud rock concert of 103dB, the sound levels are so great that just 7.5 minutes at this level is the maximum amount recommended.

3. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun

Nick says: “Being outdoors in the heat can be physically demanding, especially if you’re on your feet dancing. If you combine this with drinking alcohol, it can easily lead to a level of exhaustion. It's important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, so make sure you have a large reusable bottle to keep refilling and take regular drinking breaks.”

4. Take sufficient breaks

It is likely that if you are camping at the festival you will be running on little sleep - it’s important that you take regular breaks so you don’t overdo it.

5. Be aware of your surroundings

Some festival sites are huge and it can often take a while to get your bearings, but it is really important to get to know your surroundings to ensure the safety of yourself and the people around you.

6. Understand fire hazards

Fires are known to be a problem at festivals. Open campfires, stoves and cigarette butts can be enough to set dry grass up into flames.

Nick shares: “Make sure that if you are using fires to cook food, you elevate them from the ground to keep them away from flammable materials such as tents, gazebos and grass. Ensure that you never leave a naked flame unattended and put them out properly."