Jobs at Common People Southampton 2017

Event: Common People (Southampton) 2017
Date: 27 - 28 May 2017
Location: Southampton Common
Type of Event: Music festival

Date/time required on site: By 8am on Saturday 27 May 2017
Required on site until: 6pm on Sunday 28 May 2017
Access: You will be given a wristband entitling you to access the festival site for your volunteer role. This is a non-camping event; no camping or accommodation provided.
Shifts required: Training, plus minimum 2 x 8 hour volunteer shifts or equivalent.

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

Roles available: Gate Steward/Wristbander

Common People returns for a third year, coming from the multi-award winning Bestival team. The line up for this year includes Sean Paul, Pete Tong, Groove Armada, Tom Odell and many more!

Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May, and set on Southampton Common, Common People will be a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city.

This is not a camping event and volunteers will need to source their own overnight accommodation. There is no food allowance at this event. As such, the deposit for the event is £10 and the admin fee is £15, so £25 in total.

Shifts will finish at 6pm each day, so you will have plenty of time to see the headline acts.

Please note: once on site at Common People 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. There is no staff parking available.

Applications are open for


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.


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