Not a fan of night shifts at music festivals? We've got you!

Not a fan of night shifts at music festivals? We've got you!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

We know night shifts aren't for everyone - some people love them and want to work a night shift every night, whereas others find it more of a struggle 😴

Fortunately, nearly 500 of our 1,004 volunteer places at Download Festival 2024 have no night shifts at all! 🙌

Plus, we still guarantee at least two of the main festival evenings off to watch the bands! ğŸŽ¶

If you missed our announcement last week, the new Download Festival organisers have asked us to take on a whole load of extra positions at the festival, which means at Download 2024 we'll be covering:

  • General Campsites, Quiet, Eco, Mini Moshers and Guest Camping
  • Observation Towers
  • Arena
  • Most of the AIR Hubs
  • Arena Accessible Viewing Platforms
  • Ticket Scanning
  • Wristbanding
  • Facilities Monitors
  • Accessible Campsite Assistance
  • Accessible Buggy Drivers

If you'd like to join us and be part of our biggest festival team EVER you need to act fast as we have just 43 volunteer spots remaining at Download!🏃💨💨

As soon as you've applied and had your place confirmed, you can then select your shift preferences straight away to make sure you're off-shift for the bands you'd like to see! ğŸŽª

Don't miss out on what is set to be an amazing Download 2024!

Apply to volunteer at Download now!


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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