Wednesday, January 25, 2023
It's been a long (and cold!) winter but we're looking ahead to a warm, festival filled summer with applications to join us at our 2023 festivals opening at midday this Friday, 27th Jan!
Following their popularity and how well they worked for the events in 2022, paid steward roles will be returning at Latitude Festival, Camp Bestival Dorset and Camp Bestival Shropshire for 2023!
Applications for paid steward roles will open at the same time as volunteer roles, so at midday on Friday 27th January. Last year, our Latitude paid steward roles filled in just a few days, so if you're thinking about joining us as a paid steward, we recommend applying ASAP to not miss out!
We've all got enough to worry about financially at the moment and the last thing we want is for a music festival to add to yours, so we've been talking with the festival organisers who have agreed that refundable deposits can be lowered for Download, Latitude, Camp Bestival Dorset and Camp Bestival Shropshire in 2023!
If it's your first time joining us, we've lowered the deposit to £95 (down from £145).
If you've joined us before it's dropping right down to £45!
As always, the deposit is refunded in full after the festival and we don't take any admin fees!
Reading and Leeds Festival deposits will be sticking at £145 for new volunteers and £95 for returning volunteers, although don't forget this also covers you for all the other festivals this summer!
One deposit covers you for as many festivals as you'd like to join us at each year, this makes it really easy to book in a whole summer of festivals!
The £95 deposit (£45 for returning volunteers) will cover you to work at Download Festival, Latitude Festival, Camp Bestival Dorset and Camp Bestival Shropshire. If you later decide to apply for either Reading or Leeds Festival, you'll need to pay a £50 deposit top-up.
The £145 deposit (£95 for returning volunteers) will cover you to work at Reading Festival or Leeds Festival, Download Festival, Latitude Festival, Camp Bestival Dorset and Camp Bestival Shropshire.
To get your application in and your place confirmed as quickly as possible make sure all your info is up to date in Hotbox Events PAAM now!
We can't wait to welcome you to a festival field this summer! 😊
If you haven't joined us before and are wondering what it's like, check out our staff and volunteer interviews!
You can also join our Facebook group to chat with thousands of our previous staff and volunteers and make friends before the festival!
If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about, the easiest way is to...
On Facebook and in our Forum you will find new and returning staff and volunteers chatting about what it is like to join us at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about working at festivals and making new 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 those 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 working 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 joining us 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!
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 people 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 joining us 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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Tel: 01252849600 (UK) select option 2 for Hotbox Events
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