Welcome to the Hotbox Events staff and volunteer community!

We hope you enjoy watching our festival staff and volunteer interviews, having a browse of our photo galleries, chatting in our Facebook Group and Forum, connecting and sharing on our social channels, and please don't forget to keep up to date by joining our newsletter!


Facebook Group

Head to our Facebook Group to chat with Hotbox staff and volunteers about this summer's festivals, get advice about what to pack, offer and find lifts to the festivals, share photos and videos...

Staff and Volunteer Interviews

Making sure that every volunteer and member of staff who joins us has the best possible experience is of upmost importance to everyone involved with Hotbox Events.

If you've not volunteered or worked as part of a staff team at a festival before and you're wondering what it's like; have a watch of some of our festival staff and volunteer interviews!

You’ll get to hear from volunteers who have joined us at festivals such as Download, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, talking about how they found their shifts, how they were looked after by the Hotbox team, what it was like volunteering for the first time on their own, taking on more responsibility year on year and progressing from a volunteer to staff role, and even how the experience and confidence gained has helped with their career progression away from festivals!

Festival Forums

The Hotbox Events staff and volunteer forums are a great place to chat with people you'll be working with at the festivals, ask questions of those who have worked with us before, arrange lift sharing to festivals and more!

Photo Galleries

Hotbox Events began its life recruiting and managing volunteers for the 2003 Leeds Festival, since then our volunteers have managed to escape to the Reading Festival in 2006, then Latitude Festival in 2008, and V Festival in 2016!

With so little control there really is no telling what you may find in the galleries!

Social Channels

You can connect with Hotbox events on twitter, facebook, instagram and linkedin.

Our social channels are always packed with information about volunteering at festivals, and busy with Hotbox Events staff and volunteers sharing photos, arranging to meet and share lifts, asking questions and chatting about the festivals and events we work with.


If you haven't already please subscribe to the Hotbox Events newsletter so we can let you know when our festival volunteer applications open each year, when you can login to Hotbox Events PAAM and choose your shift preferences, when to expect your festival info packs and keep you updated with last minute changes as we get closer to the festivals.

We promise not to overwhelm your inbox - we generally send out just one newsletter per month.

Chris (Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor Flintshire County Council North Wales)

2008 was my third year with CATs at Leeds Festival and now my summers will never be the same without them, the organisation is a lot bigger now than when I first started but we have all grown as a family that have this huge reunion every year, I have met some fantastic people and have been lucky enough to meet some of my favourite artists on the odd occasion. The shifts are brilliant and we get to see at least two nights of the bands over the weekend. I cannot wait to be reunited with my CAT family old and new, and am planning to be a CAT at Latitude this year as well. Roll on Leeds & Latitude Festivals 2009!


Volunteer Feedback

Read more feedback from our past festival volunteers, find out what they did at the festivals and what they thought about volunteering with Hotbox Events!

Festival Volunteer Newsletter

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