Thank you for joining us at Latitude Festival 2023!

Thank you for joining us at Latitude Festival 2023!

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Wow, what a week!

We hope you've all managed to catch up on some well-deserved rest after Latitude!

Whether you were a pixie, CAT, tower steward or facilities monitor, you all played your part in making Latitude 2023 an amazing success, so a huge thank you from us!

There were lots of new faces in the Hotbox crew which was lovely to see! We know for many it was your first festival or first time working at a festival, so we really hope you enjoyed it and we'd love to welcome you back!

The weather was certainly testing at times, swinging from torrential rain to sunshine in just a few hours. You should all be super proud of yourselves for bearing up against the weather and making it through the week, even with a few soaked sleeping bags and broken tents along the way! A special mention to those who worked on Saturday evening into Sunday morning, the wind and rain was strong, but you weren't defeated in your mission to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the Latitude festival goers - job very well done!

We spoke with so many of you throughout the week who had arrived on their own and instantly made friends with those around them. This was lovely to hear, and we know from past experience many of these will become lifelong friendships!

The feedback we've received so far from the other onsite agencies, festival organisers, zone managers, security team and the public about our Latitude crew has been amazing to hear. Everywhere you were working on the festival site, we've received feedback about how smiley, approachable and helpful you all were so again, a huge thank you from us for working so hard to make sure everyone at Latitude Festival had the best time - all the problem solving, incident reporting, kit carrying and direction giving you did is so appreciated! 🙏

Your messages to us on socials and email about working with Hotbox Events at Latitude Festival has been fantastic to read! If you enjoyed your week with us and have a few minutes to send over a paragraph or two for our staff and volunteer feedback page please email this to

Please also attach a photo of you at Latitude if you can so this can be added to the Hotbox website!

Your feedback is a big help to those thinking of joining us in in future years; giving an idea of what working at a festival with Hotbox Events is like, so please do get in touch if you can!

We're already planning for next year and your suggestions are always taken into consideration; many of which help us to improve both our service to the festival goers and the experience for our staff and volunteers. We're always up for changing things to improve the experience! 😊

So, if you do have any comments - good or bad - please don't hesitate to get in touch. We realise nothing is perfect so please don't be afraid of having a moan if there is something you'd like us to take into consideration for 2024!

If you're missing Latitude as much as we are, please keep an eye on our website and socials as our amazing photographers, Kate and Liz, took hundreds of photos which we'll be uploading soon! 📸


Deposits are returned in full within 30 days of the last day of the last festival you applied to join us at each summer. Deposit returns are sent as cheques to the address in your Hotbox Events PAAM Profile - if you've moved house or changed address since you first signed up now is the time to update the address in your PAAM Profile!


When we first started planning for Hotbox Events merch, we had no idea what the reaction would be or if anyone would even buy it, and it's safe to say we've been completely blown away by the reaction! We've loved spotting Hotbox hoodies, t-shirts, tote bags and battle patches out and about around the festival site so a big thank you from us if you grabbed something onsite!

If you didn't manage to get your hands on some, don't worry – we now have an online shop where you can buy all of our Latitude merch! Use discount code PINKSHEEP23 for free UK delivery until midnight Sunday 6th August! 👀

More Festivals

If you'd like to join us again this summer, we still have spaces available at Camp Bestival Shropshire, Reading Festival and Leeds Festival! We'd love to see you again this summer - Hotbox reunion anyone? ✨


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

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

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

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