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2 weeks until 2019 festival volunteer applications open on Friday 1st February!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2 weeks until 2019 festival volunteer applications open on Friday 1st February!

We're just 2 weeks from 2019 festival volunteer applications for Download, Latitude, Reading and Leeds opening at midday on Friday 1st February!

We can't wait for the 2019 festival season and to welcome everyone volunteering with us this summer to the best music festivals in the UK!

If you've already setup your Hotbox Events volunteer account, you'll receive an email and text message as soon as 2019 applications open.

If you're yet to setup your account, it's quick and easy to sign-up!

You need to pay a refundable security deposit to volunteer but when volunteering with Hotbox Events you only need to pay 1 deposit to volunteer at as many festivals as you like!

Deposits are returned within 30 days of the last day of a festival, if you've volunteered with us before your deposit is discounted by 35%, and there are no admin fees charged on deposits so you receive your entire deposit back as long as you complete all of your shifts!

We confirm positions within 24 hours of a deposit being paid, often within the hour, so keep an eye on our updates to be one of the first through the door for a place volunteering at Download, Latitude, Reading or Leeds on Friday 1st February 2019!

You can choose the shifts you prefer before the festival and we'll confirm your shifts in advance, so you know when you'll be volunteering and can plan your festival schedule!

If you've not volunteered at a festival before and you're wondering what it's like our festival FAQs are packed full of answers to the questions we're regularly asked, plus lots of handy hints and tips about volunteering at festivals.

If you'd like to chat with others who have volunteered with us before you can head over to our festival forum where you'll find both new and returning volunteers chatting about what it's like to volunteer at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about volunteering at festivals...

If you're thinking about volunteering but not sure about doing it on your own don't worry, every year more than half of the 3,000 volunteers who join us do so on their own the first time and then return year on year to meet up with friends they've made volunteering!

If you'd like to see what volunteering is like you can head to our festival photo galleries where you'll find thousands of photos of our volunteers having an amazing time whilst volunteering with us!

If there is anything you'd like to ask or you'd just like to chat with us about volunteering, please don't hesitate to email or call the office or get in touch via one of our social channels!


Chat, ask questions, arrange lift sharing and more!


Take a browse through our festival photo galleries!


Find out answers to the questions our volunteers ask the most!

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