People attending the Beacon Park festival in July will not be allowed to bring alcohol into, or out of, the arena.
At last year’s Fuse teenagers, who had been drinking, were involved in a violent brawl and some festival-goers had drunk so much they were barely able to stand.
Organisers Lichfield Arts are bringing in the measures to “increase the safety and enjoyment of everyone”.
All events will finish earlier, at 10pm, on the Friday (July 6) and Saturday (July 7) evenings and only alcohol bought on site can be consumed, in line with many other festivals in the UK.
Lichfield Arts has been working with Lichfield Police whose officers will be present in Beacon Park at peak times.
And as in previous years the Challenge 25 policy will be operating on those seeking to buy alcoholic drinks and a DPPO (Designated Public Place Order) permanently exists in the park giving police officers discretionary powers to require a person to stop drinking and confiscate alcohol.
Tim Perks, spokesman for Fuse, said: “As Fuse gets bigger each year it is vital that we have the right measures in place to ensure public safety and security.
“We are working more closely than ever with police to make Fuse a safe and enjoyable event for all.
“Our new policy of no alcohol to be allowed into the event is in line with most other festivals and there will still be a licensed bar in the festival arena for those who do want to drink sensibly.
“There will, of course, be a range of other food and non-alcoholic drink stalls.
“It is important to Lichfield Arts that Fuse 2012 is an event that is enjoyed by the whole community and one that Lichfield can be proud of.”
The full revised 2012 conditions of entry are on the Fuse website www.fuselichfield.org.uk and will be reproduced in publicity and displayed around the site throughout the weekend.
â If anyone has particular concerns they wish to raise about the event or want more details they can telephone Lichfield Arts on 01543 262223, visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk or www.fuselichfield.org.uk