ONE of Dorset’s biggest music festivals is to offer an emergency contraception service to attendees this year.

The popular music festival, has signed a deal with The Medicine Man to offer a contraception service to attendees starting this summer, helping to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy, unprotected sex and other medical concerns.

The mobile pharmacy will have a range of options available to festival-goers, including the most effective morning after pill, EllaOne, and condoms, as well as health advice Safeguarding festival-goers.

It comes after new research shows that as many as one in six young people in Britain have had a one-night stand at a festival with Bestival topping the chart.

The research, conducted by SpaSeekers, also revealed which festivals around the UK people were most likely to kiss or sleep with someone, with Wireless and Bestival coming out at the top of the poll at 58.3 and 58 per cent respectively.

500 festival-goers were asked about the cleanliness, sleeping habits and sexual activity at the events they attended throughout the summer, and results placed Bestival within the top 10 for engaging in sexual activity.

Sixty-two per cent of the surveys’ participants who went to Bestival admitted to kissing someone who wasn’t their other half, while 64 per cent of participants who went to Wireless said the same.

Despite Wireless only being a day festival, 53 per cent of participants who attended Wireless revealed they’d had sex with someone who wasn’t their partner, while 54 per cent of participants said the same of Bestival. The study found that festivals goers at Bestival admitted to having sex with an average of two people over the course of the weekend, while those at Parklife were more likely to kiss someone, with attendees kissing an average of two people during the event.

Also in the rankings were Parklife, Latitude and Creamfields, who came in at third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

It comes after organisers announced last month that they would partner with drug charity The Loop to offer attendees facilities to analyse recreational substances to see whether they contain dangerously high levels of intoxicants or whether they have been made with something poisonous.

Bestival, a four-day musical sensation will be held at the Lulworth Estate next month and is expected to attract more than 50,000 people.