Volunteering at Music Festivals
The positions we offer normally involve stewarding in the campsite, wristbanding, assisting festival goers, bar staff, campsite information personnel, decanting roles, and other general duties.
You are required to complete 16 hours or 2 x 8 hour volunteer shifts (plus any training) as part of your volutneer role. You are expected to perform your duties to a good standard. Hours and volunteer shifts are dependent on the needs of Festaff and the event promoter. All individual events have further details on their individual pages. Please read carefully.
Volunteer shift patterns are arranged to allow you to enjoy as much of the festival as possible, where possible, but also reflect the needs of the event.
Please note: Festaff reserves the right to change your onsite hours/tasks due to the needs of the promoter and Festaff.
How do I apply to volunteer at an event?
Apply via the online application on this website.
How many festivals can I apply for?
You may apply for as many as you wish.
Which festivals can I volunteer at?
You can browse our list of events under the "Festival Info" tab at the top of the page.
Can I be on the same shifts as my friends?
We try as far as possible to put friends on the same volunteer shifts but we cannot please all of you all of the time on this front. If you wish to be on the same volunteer shift with friends, the best advice we can give you is to arrive on site for accreditation EARLY and let us know you would like to be together.
Please note: on some tasks we must pick your volunteer shifts for you in the interests of fairness.
Volunteering at a festival is also a great way to make new friends as many previous volunteers will tell you.
How can I support my application?
There is an opportunity to attach your CV or supporting information to your application.
We offer a wide range of roles on site. These include...
Assisting with the processing of customers, placing wristbands safely on wrists of people entering the site in exchange for their ticket, keeping your bands and ticket stubs secure, tallying your stubs and bands at the wristband exchange.
Directing campers to less congested areas of the site, keeping fire/access lanes clear, checking on amenities, giving out advice and directions, checking the general mood of the customers, interacting with customers, helping to create a happy vibrant atmosphere, reporting back any concerns/observations to supervisors and event management.
These two roles involve checking ticket validity on the entry gates.
Assisting the gate management team to keep stock of all wristbands and stubs.
Making sure these areas are camped so as to allow the maximum use of the land available and report back any concerns to the Festaff management.
Information Point Personnel
Helping the patrons in your area and supplying them with information on all aspects of the event. You are also responsible for feeding back up-to-date information to the event management team and gauging the mood of the customers in your area.
Handing out leaflets, maps and giveaways to customers. Providing customers with event information. Aiding welfare and medical teams to make sure everybody is having a good time.
Involved in the day-to-day recycling of waste materials on site. This may involve supporting on site contractors collecting refuse. Alternatively, you may be handing out bin liners and advising patrons of our onsite recycling facilities and encouraging them to use these.
Part of a large team picking litter from the ground over the weekend and after the show to keep the site clean.
Serving of drinks and collection of cash in one of the onsite bars. You would also be required to keep the bar clean and assist the bar management team.
Assisting one of the trolley companies on site in their duties. You may also be required to assist members of the public with their luggage.
Car Park Assistant
Assisting and directing customers from ferry to coach on arrival at an event, and vice versa on their return.
We are always looking to promote people within our ranks. What we look for in a supervisor is maturity, honesty, enthusiasm, reliability, ability to deal with staff and customers in a fair and calm manner, and good communication skills. Talk to existing supervisors on site regarding supervisor roles.