Event: Boomtown Fair 2020
Date: 12 - 16 Aug 2020
Location: Matterley Estate, Near Winchester, Hampshire
Website: https://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
Type of Event: Music festival

Date/time required on site: By 6pm on Tuesday 11 Aug 2020
Required on site until: 3pm on Monday 17 Aug 2020
Access: You will be given a wristband entitling you to access the event for your volunteer role and to enjoy the event.
Shifts required: Training plus 3 x 8 hour volunteer shifts or equivalent.

Shifts patterns: Daytime and evening shifts, no nightshift, no eveing shifts on showdays.

Roles available: Gate Steward

Boomtown Fair returns in August 2020 for Chapter 12 of its thrilling story. Boomtown is a five day festival set in the Matterley bowl in Hampshire, UK. The 66,000 capacity event fuses a diverse line-up of underground and global music with boundary pushing immersive art, theatre and performance coming together as a living, breathing, fictitious city.

Boomtown is one of the UK’s largest truly independent festivals. It is made up of 14 fully immersive unique areas and follows a storyline that evolves each year to create a world within a world. Boomtown is a theatrically-led experience like no other with hundreds of actors bringing the film-like street sets to life.

Boomtown have asked us to take a full ticket deposit of £285 in line with their own volunteer guidelines. This deposit must be paid on application.

The admin fee for this show to just £15 in line with all the other camping shows. This means successful applications will get £270 returned after event is completed - no bonds will be paid back in cash at event. All deposits wil be paid back electronically the in the week post Boomotown 2019.

You will be required on site from around 5pm on Tuesday 11th of August until around 3pm on Monday 17th August. You will be required to work 3 x 8 hours shifts, or equivalent, plus training/set up over 6 days. These shifts will be on gate duties and you should get at least a couple of these out of the way before showdays

No cash/bond will be paid back at the event – any all refunds of bonds will be processed electronically post event.

A small number of campervans are permitted for volunteers at this event but only with the prior agreement of the Festaff management team. Please email us via contact page with any requests. We will require the make, model, reg, occupancy and size – L, W, H. No confirmation from Festaff, no campervan on site. First come first served.

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Volunteering at festivals

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