Blue and orange Tesla and pink Netflix pills warning at Leeds Festival 2021

Festival goers have been warned two potentially harmful drugs are being sold at Bramham Park in Leeds – and they are causing “adverse” effects.

A notification pushed by Leeds Festival last night (Thurs) urged revellers who had taken “blue and orange Tesla and pink Netflix pills” to seek help “immediately”.

It warned the pills, which are allegedly being sold as MDMA, are causing “adverse effects”.

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The notification read: “WARNING. Blue & orange Tesla + pink Netflix pills being sold as MDMA are giving adverse effects. Seek help immediately. Go to Welfare or Me.”

A push to tackle drug harm is in place at this year’s event after 17-year-old Anya Buckley tragically died of a suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival in 2019.

Earlier this month, organisers and city councillors met behind closed doors to discuss the measures that would be in place to help prevent further tragedies.

Melvin Benn, managing director of the festival’s organiser Festival Republic, said drug information stands would be erected around Bramham Park for the first time in Leeds Festival’s history.

Public health officer Dan Burn also announced a ‘#LookOutForEachOther’ campaign would be launched to promote drug and alcohol safety.

It is thought the campaign will include digital animations and adverts displayed on festival screens, as well as on social media, with messages such as “leave mixing to the DJ” and “first aid are here to help, not to judge”.

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