the heart of Solfest is the people.
Solfest is on the lookout for enthusiastic people to perform a variety of different roles to get Solfest 2021 up and running.
Is Art is your thing? Join our Site Art & Decor Team.
Got the gift of the gab? Be part of our PR Team.
Fancy yourself a handy(wo)man? Help build and/or break down the festival site with the Build and Break team.
We have loads of other roles to fill too, click the link to see everything available.
Some of the benefits of volunteering are free weekend crew ticket, free/discounted children's tickets, free meals, crew camping, crew social area + more.
Pr Team Info
PR Team members to help spread the magic of Solfest throughout the North of England and beyond . Involving putting up posters, handing out flyers, talking to folk – this will give you the opportunity to get into a number of gigs and festivals in return for helping out.
crew catering Info
Don't want to deal with the Great British public? You'll only be helping the crew. This runs through build and break and over the weekend of the festival. You will be required to help the Chef with the preparation and service of 3 meals a day.
Build & Break Info
HOW MANY HOURS DO I HAVE TO DO?
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE SITE?
This is an artist, crew and public facing role. It involves stewarding the backstage entrance, stewarding the venues sited within the inner arena area. You will need patience, a diplomatic and assertive attitude and must be comfortable dealing with a high pressure environment.
Traffic Management Info
CAN I DO SHIFTS WITH MY FRIENDS?
We would love for you to be able to do shifts with your friends, please note their name(s) in your application and we will try our best for you to be on the same shift pattern as them!
bar staff Info
Artist Liaison + Driver Info Info
Stewarding and Traffic Management Info
Site Artwork & Decor Info
This role is non-public facing but does involve team work before and after the festival (not during) with other artists and creatives who may have different mediums of work, offering you the opportunity to learn new styles and teach your own. Some use of power tools may be involved. Creative spirit and artistic experience is good, but we’re also looking for skills like carpentry and basic painting.
I HAVE A DISABILITY/ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS – CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Absolutely! All of our volunteers are absolutely welcome and required help with the smooth running of the festival and we will do whatever we can to make sure you enjoy your time at Solfest. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.
WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?
There is a volunteering role for everyone on site, the only thing we ask is that you are enthusiastic and hard working. Please let us know if you have any specific skills though – we need everything from admin and customer service to driving and putting up marquees!
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO VOLUNTEER?
18 or over. Although if you’re younger than 18, you can volunteer alongside an over 18-year-old guardian who’ll be legally responsible for you the entire time you’re at the festival, including when volunteering and off duty – the Solfest Crew Coordinator will have to agree that your chosen guardian qualifies as a legal guardian before your application is accepted – contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re in this position.
DO I HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT FOR VOLUNTEERING?
To volunteer at the festival, a deposit of £60 is required to show your commitment. This will be refunded to you after the festival if you turn up to shifts on time, in a fit state and complete all your shifts. If you have any queries about paying a deposit please contact us email@example.com
HOW/WHEN DO I GET MY DEPOSIT BACK?
Deposits are returned at the completion of your shifts from the office onsite.