Festival Site Crew

Buddhafield Festival 2017 |

Two men unloading temporary fencing from a tractor trailer.

Erecting fencing in the car park | Image © Satyadarshin 2011

On this page you can find out about what the Buddhafield Festival Site Crew does, what we need you to be able to commit to and how to volunteer.

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Work Details and Dates

We are looking for people to work with us from Saturday 1 to Tuesday 25 July, with the Festival running on the 12 to 16 July 2017.

Before the festival site work will include:

  • Bringing kit onto site
  • Putting up tents
  • Laying track
  • Installing plumbing and lighting
  • Assembling compost toilets
  • Establishing recycling and waste systems etc.

After the event we will take it all down, load it into vans and clean up the site.

Obviously the site crew’s main duties will be before and after the festival, but we always need some people to be on standby and help out during the event — and we will organise this as the set up progresses.

In exchange for a ticket to the festival and food whilst on site we will be expecting people to work roughly six hour days plus team meetings. We are also hoping to organise (optional) daily meditation slots and dharma discussion groups etc during the set up.

A Word about Alcohol and Drugs

Please have a think about our view on drink and drugs.

We don’t wish to judge people’s views on this — and hope it won’t put you off applying! And if this would be a new way of experiencing a festival for you then why not give it a try?! However please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us, then we’d like this policy to be respected.

Join a Team: Site Crew Recruiting Now

We are currently looking for,

  • General help with the set-up and take-down of the event.
    Read the section on work details and dates, above and contact the Site Crew Co-ordinator if this interests you. Alternatively, check out the Toilet Wizards.
  • Current industry-standard tickets and qualifications in the following areas:
    • Plumbers
      Plumbers with experience of working in a festival environment and to BS 8551. To help install the temporary water distribution system around the site. Contact the Site Crew Co-ordinator.
    • Electricians
      Electricians, with current NICEIC certification. To test and sign-off temporary electrical supplies at 240v. You would be working with our Site and H&S teams to ensure the safe use of electricity on the site. All the electricity on site is derived from Sun and/or Wind power drawn from battery banks through inverters, so some familiarity with PV, Wind Turbines, battery banks, inverters etc would be very useful. Contact the Site Crew Co-ordinator.
    • Gas Fitters
      Gas Fitters with Gas Safe certification. To test and certify LPG commercial systems. You would be working with our Site and H&S teams to ensure the safe use of LPG gas on site. Contact the Site Crew Co-ordinator.

If you think you’d like to be involved in this, then please email the Site Crew Coordinator.

© Mim Saxl Photography 2012

For an overview of Festival volunteering visit the main volunteering page.