Your festival needs you! Sign up for bar work, get free tickets

Staff wanted for Rockness, Secret Garden Party, more

Your festival needs you! Sign up for bar work, get free tickets

12 May 2011

Festival Volunteer, the brainchild of Peppermint Bars and Events, offers the chance to not only see your favourite bands for free but get behind the scenes and be a part of the team that runs the bars at Rockness, Camp Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Glade and Boom Town Fair.

First up for this season is Rockness. With a brilliant line-up set against the spectacular backdrop of Loch Ness, Rockness is set to be the perfect way to start your summer festival season! Not long now so sign up soon to get on board…

Volunteers are given a ticket to the festival (or multiple festivals) of their choice in exchange for working two 6 to 9 hour shifts on a bar. Prior experience is not necessary as industry professionals are on hand to show them the ropes. Volunteers also get a meal and two free drinks per shift.

Festival Volunteer lets people choose their own shifts so friends can sign up together. And, fancy dress is encouraged, so everyone gets to be a part of the party.

“Festival Volunteer is not just an ideal way to enjoy a festival for free and see your favourite bands but also an opportunity to get some bar experience into the bargain," say the Festival Volunteer Team. "At Festival Volunteer we make it our priority to make sure that everyone who volunteers with us is looked after from the moment they sign up.  We ensure that prior to the event we provide information and care – answering queries quickly and assisting where possible. Once on site all volunteers are fully trained on the bars and we are always on hand to support and help in any way we can. Most importantly, we encourage everyone to have a good time behind the bar!”                                                                     

Festival Volunteer’s innovative web site has been such a success that all the shifts for Secret Garden Party were reserved within days of the sign-up going live.

"If you're a big music fan like me its impossible to pay to go to every festival you want to so the ideal compromise is to volunteer. The great thing about Festival Volunteer is the fact you can choose your own shifts before you go to the festival and you can co-ordinate with friends. Combine this with a meal and free drinks with your shift and you're onto a winner.  Festival goers are always in a good mood and always really nice. I recommended volunteering to all my friends and now for the second year we're all going to SGP together because it was so much fun last year," said volunteer Tom McKenna
 
With Rockness just a month away, if you want to be a part of the team serving drinks as Kasabian, Chemical Brothers, and Paolo Nutini take to the stage, you better get a move on.

Click here to get involved in the ultimate summer festival experience.

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