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.

Craig Williams & Emma Roberts (Aberystwyth University, North Wales)

We highly recommend the CAT experience! We both worked at Leeds Festival in 2008 and had an amazing time, the fact that you get free entry into the festival and get to meet new people, other CATs and public alike, meant it was an offer we couldn't turn down. The team we worked with was from all over the UK and we all got on really well. The management staff Jo, Steph and Adam are really friendly and will try to arrange your shifts around what bands you want to see too, meaning we got to see the Killers last year!!!

If we have the opportunity to, we would not turn down the chance at such a fantastic experience again!

Craig Williams & Emma Roberts

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 volunteering and paid stewarding applications open midday TOMORROW ‼️ Here's Chloe the @LatitudeFest Pixi… https://t.co/PwA6ieO1bl

Festival Volunteer Newsletter

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