2021 Festival Applications opening on Friday 16th April!

2021 Festival Applications opening on Friday 16th April!

Friday, April 9, 2021

We are very happy to announce that Hotbox Events 2021 festival applications for Latitude, Camp Bestival, Reading and Leeds will be opening a week today at midday on Friday 16th April!

How to apply

If you already have a Hotbox Events volunteering account, you will receive an email as soon as 2021 applications open.

If you have not yet setup a volunteering account, it is quick and easy to sign-up now so you are ready to apply on Friday 16th.

Tickets for 2021's festivals have been snapped up very quickly! To guarantee your place volunteering with us please apply and pay your security deposit ASAP this year!

Paying your security deposit

As usual, you will need to pay a refundable security deposit to volunteer with us this summer.

Of course, if for any reason a festival does not go ahead, your security deposit will be returned to you in full.

When volunteering with Hotbox Events you only need to pay 1 deposit to volunteer at as many festivals as you like each summer!

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

Please remember that we cannot confirm your place until you have paid your security deposit!

Choosing shifts

You can choose the shifts you prefer a few weeks before each festival and we will confirm your shifts in advance, so you know when you will be volunteering and can plan your festival schedule!


You can contact and follow us @hotboxevents on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook


If you would like to chat with others who have volunteered with us before you can head to our Facebook Group and Forum

On Facebook and in our Forum you will find new and returning volunteers chatting about what it is like to volunteer at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about volunteering at festivals and more...

Find out more

If you have not volunteered at a festival before and are wondering what it is like, checkout some of our staff and volunteer interviews!

In the interviews you will get to hear from volunteers who have joined us talking about how they found their shifts, how they felt they were looked after by the Hotbox team, what it was like volunteering solo for the first time, 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 career progression away from festivals!


Another way to see what volunteering is like is to check out some of our festival photos

In our festival photo galleries, you will find thousands of photos covering our festival volunteering history over the past twenty years!

Going Solo

If you are thinking about volunteering but not sure about going solo you do not need to worry, every year more than half of those who volunteer with us do so on their own the first time and then return year on year to meet up with friends they have made whilst volunteering!


If you have specific questions about volunteering at festivals try our festival FAQs!

Our festival FAQs are regularly updated and packed full of answers to the questions we are usually asked, plus lots of handy hints and tips about volunteering at festivals.


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Contacting us

If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about volunteering, please do not hesitate to email or call the office or get in touch via one of our socials!

We cannot wait to finally be able to open applications again next week, and hope you are as excited as we are for what will hopefully be an amazing festival filled summer 😊

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