Camp Bestival Dorset staff and volunteer shifts assigned and info packs ready!

Camp Bestival Dorset staff and volunteer shifts assigned and info packs ready!

Monday, July 25, 2022

If you're joining us at Camp Bestival Dorset your shifts have now been assigned and your info pack is ready!


You can find out which shift pattern you're on by logging into Hotbox Events PAAM

Your shift is shown on your Camp Bestival Dorset Event Info page.

Please note, if you've only had your Camp Bestival Dorset position confirmed in the last week, your shift may still be pending. We're assigning new shifts every few days so please check back for an update!

Meal Vouchers

Thank you to all who pre-ordered meal vouchers last week! If you didn't manage to order them in time, don't worry - you can still purchase food from the wide array of traders onsite ūüėä

Please remember there will be no food stands open until when the site opens to the public on Thursday so don't forget to bring food to eat until then!

The Hotbox compound will house a large marquee with tables, chairs and kettles; providing 24 hour access to hot water, tea and coffee! We will be providing some tea, coffee, milk and sugar although PLEASE bring your own mug!

Also, if you tend to drink a lot of tea and coffee please bring some extra supplies as ours won't last forever!

Info Packs and Docs

Please login and read your Info Pack and Camp Bestival Dorset Docs!

There is a wealth of info in the pack including pre-event and onsite contact details, travel and arrival info, where and when you need to check-in at Camp Bestival Dorset, information about festival passes, how shifts are organised, Camp Bestival Dorset catering, your briefings and training sessions, emergency procedures, staff and volunteer roles and responsibilities at the festival, festival security procedures, festival CCTV, Health and Safety, festival communications and more!

The information within the packs is very important so please make sure you login and read it before you arrive at Camp Bestival Dorset!

To read your Info Pack, you need to:

  • Login to Hotbox Events PAAM
  • Click the Portal button in the main menu.
  • Click the Info Pack button.

We're receiving a lot of questions about joining us at Camp Bestival Dorset; most of the answers can now be found in the Info Pack or in the FAQs on our website so please make sure you read yours!

You'll also find the below documents in the Portal, please make sure you read them before arriving at Camp Bestival Dorset:

  • Health and Safety at Festival Sites
  • Flexi Backpack Guidance
  • Fire Extinguisher Chart
  • Right to Work and Volunteer Fact Sheet

Proof of Right to Work in the UK

And finally, please make sure you have your proof of right to work in the UK sorted! It's better to avoid a last-minute panic by checking you know where your passport/birth certificate and NI document are now than 5 minutes before you're due to leave for the festival!

We're required to see the original documents at the festival site, we cannot accept photocopies.

If you're using a Home Office Share Code as proof of your right to work in the UK, please ensure this has been emailed to us along with your date of birth before the festival.

Please note - a driving licence is NOT proof of your right to work in the UK!

See you soon!


If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about working at festivals, the easiest way is to...

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You can connect with us @hotboxevents on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn


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

On Facebook and in our Forum you will find new and returning staff and volunteers chatting about what it is like to work at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about working at festivals and making friends!


If you have not joined us at a festival before and are wondering what it is like, check out some of our staff and volunteer interviews!

In the interviews you will get to hear from staff and 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 joining us solo for the first time, taking on more responsibility year on year, and even how the experience and confidence gained has helped with career progression away from festivals!


Another way to see what working at festivals 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 history over the past twenty years!

Going Solo

It's totally normal to be anxious before coming to a festival, particularly if you're coming solo! We get hundreds of messages every year from those wanting to join us but nervous about doing it, so we promise you're not alone! We're a very friendly bunch so if there's anything we can do to reduce your anxiety please get in touch! Try joining our Facebook Group to make friends with others before the festival - there are even a few WhatsApp groups that have been set up too!


If you have specific questions about working 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 working at festivals.


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You can reach our office by phone on the numbers below...

Tel: 01252849600 (UK) select option 2 for Hotbox Events

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