Tuesday, March 8, 2022
To celebrate International Women's Day today we're sharing our tips on how to safely attend a music festival as a solo female.
Going to a festival on your own can be an amazing experience - you get the freedom to plan your own festival schedule and see all the bands only you want to see! However, we know attending a music festival on your own can be scary for any gender and we hope the tips we've picked up over the years can help reduce some anxiety and help you have a safe and enjoyable time at the event!
We hope these tips have empowered you to come to a festival alone this summer! We're totally biased, but it's an incredible way to make new friends and impress yourself with your self-confidence, we promise you'll get such a buzz from doing it!
If there's anything we can do to reassure you or ease any anxiety please get in touch with us! It's totally normal to feel nervous before coming to a festival on your own but we promise the nerves will disappear as soon as you arrive and start enjoying the festival vibes!
To find out more and apply choose the festival you're interested in volunteering at, you'll then find all the info including when you'll need to arrive at the festival, how many volunteer shifts you'll do, how old you need to be to volunteer at festivals, the kind of things you'll get involved with when volunteering and loads more!
As usual, you need to pay a refundable security deposit to volunteer with us this summer.
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!
Of course, if for any reason a festival does not go ahead, your security deposit will be returned to you in full.
Please remember that we cannot confirm your place until you have paid your deposit!
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!
Shift preferences are allocated based on deposit payment date, so the earlier you pay your deposit, the more likely you are to get your top shift preferences!
If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about volunteering, the easiest way is to...
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 making friends with other volunteers!
If you have not volunteered 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 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!
If you are thinking about volunteering but not sure about going alone, please don't worry! Every year more than half of those who volunteer with us do so on their own the first time and then return year after 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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Tel: 01252849600 (UK) select option 2 for Hotbox Events
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We cannot wait to welcome you to the Hotbox Events team for an amazing festival filled summer 😊