Jobs at Bestival 2017

Event: Bestival 2017
Date: 7 - 10 Sep 2017
Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Type of Event: Music festival

Date/time required on site: By 5pm on Wednesday 6 Sep 2017
Required on site until: 4pm on Sunday 10 Sep 2017
Access: You will be given a wristband entitling you to access the festival site for your volunteer role.
Shifts required: Training plus minimum 2 x 8 hour volunteer shifts or equivalent.

Shifts patterns: Minimum 2 volunteer shifts over weekend plus training. You will not be required to leave the festival site whilst not volunteering.

Roles available: Gate Steward/Wristbander

Bestival is an award winning 4 day boutique music festival now at a stunning new venue - Lulworth Castle in Dorset.

Come and join the Festaff team and enjoy this year's "Increase Peace" themed Bestival. Another fine line up including The XX, Pet Shop Boys, Rag'N'Bone Man, A Tribe Called Quest, Justice, Dizzee Rascal, and many more!

We have a new role available this year - bus/train steward. This entails:
Thursday: Directing and assisting customers arriving on trains at Bournemouth and Wool to board correct coaches for Bestival.
Also assisting customers on and off coaches with luggage at Lulworth.
Monday: Vice versa on above as we assist customers travelling home.

Please note: once on site at Bestival you are required to be on volunteer shift where and when required by the Music Festival promoter and Festaff management. You will be advised as far as possible of volunteer shift patterns, etc. in advance of the music festival but we cannot be 100% accurate of all that is required until on site. Please bear this in mind.

You must plan and make your own way to and from the event. Free staff car park passes will be issued on arrival.

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Volunteering at festivals

We offer a range of light and enjoyable posts at over 25 of the UK’s premier events. Whether a wristbander, event ambassador, steward or info point personnel, you will be part of a team helping to stage Britain’s leading festivals and have loads of fun whilst doing so.



Over the past 15 years we’ve grown to work with over 25 of the UK’s leading musical events. Your hard work has continued to open doors for us and our clients currently include Glastonbury, V Festival, BST Hyde Park, Kendal Calling, CarFest, Isle Of Wight, Bestival and many more.


Festival advice

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