More Download Festival volunteering places available today!

More Download Festival volunteering places available today!

Friday, May 19, 2023

Interest in volunteering with Hotbox at Download Festival this year has blown us away, with spaces filling faster than ever before! All 800 volunteer positions were filled in rapid time, which meant we had to turn off deposit payments at the end of April.

We've been talking with Download Festival and have some good news! Download has asked us to take on some new positions which means we now have some more Download volunteering places available!

The new positions are the same as those our volunteers already cover; providing information and assistance across the festival site to make sure Download festival goers have the best time possible!

Applications to volunteer at Download Festival 2023 will reopen at 6pm today, Friday 19th May.

We will be turning on deposit payments at 6pm, which means if you've joined our waiting list and just need to pay your deposit to confirm your place, 6pm today is your time to do so!

Deposits to volunteer at Download are £95 for the first year you join us or £45 if you've joined us at a festival before. Deposits are returned in full within 30 days of the last festival you join us at each year - we don't take any admin fees!

As soon as your place has been confirmed you'll be able to select your shift preferences and order your meal vouchers for the festival.

So set your alarms, there are a limited number of positions available which we expect to fill incredibly quickly. Make sure you're ready and waiting at 6pm today!

We look forward to seeing you at Download!


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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 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!

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 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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