Bar Work

Fancy a change from your usual routine? We’re on the hunt for friendly faces to help manage some of the UK’s biggest festival bars. Fun, flexible and forever memorable, we cater for a huge range of volunteering opportunities across over 30 events at each and every corner of the country including Kendal Calling, Bestival, Creamfields and Bloodstock.

If you’re friendly, hardworking and love the buzz of a festival, you might just be our perfect volunteer. Find out more about the roles on offer below or click here to apply.

What does bar work at festivals entail?

If you like being centre of the show, you’ll love bar work. Often close to one of the stages, you’ll be serving drinks and helping customers enjoy some of the biggest acts on offer. Assisting the bar managers and wider event staff, as well as serving drinks and keeping the taps topped up, you’ll be responsible for keeping the bar clean and organised meaning we’re after people with a keen eye, friendly personality and hard-working attitude.

In return for your minimum of 2 x 8 hour shifts (depending on the event), you’ll be given plenty of free time to enjoy the music and soak up the atmosphere. We’ll usually give you your shifts when you arrive at the festival and can sometimes even accommodate for your favourite acts if you arrive early enough. You’ll need to be fun, friendly and enthusiastic, but your hard work will be rewarded. Think unforgettable experiences, lots of new friends and incredible experience – whichever festival takes your fancy!

What festivals is bar work available for?

The roles and requirements for each individual role and festival vary, but we work with over 30 of the UK’s biggest festivals. Our range of events includes everyone from Bestival to Creamfields (and every big and small name in between) and our fantastic reputation & relationship with each festival means we’re always on the hunt for new opportunities to offer our volunteers.

For a full list of the different festivals Festaff work with, click here or check out our work and jobs page for more information on the other roles available.

How can I apply for bar work at festivals?

Applications for our 2018 festival are now open, with new festivals being added regularly. To find out more and submit yours, visit our applications page and create your profile. Not sure if bar work is right for you? Visit our Festival Jobs and Work page and find out more about the other roles on offer.