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Gate Steward / Wristbanding

Attend the UK’s best festivals for less than a trip to the cinema as a wristband volunteer with Festaff. We help place enthusiastic, friendly volunteers at some of the UK’s biggest and best-known events – will you be joining us in 2019?

With over 15 years’ experience, we’re one of the best-known and highly trusted groups, meaning we have opportunities available at everything from The Isle of Wight Festival to Creamfields. We’re on the hunt for personable, friendly faces to welcome attendees and issue wristbands, ensuring everyone enters safely and has the best time they can.

In return, you’ll be given shifts that allow you to make the most of the festival, make new friends and gain invaluable experience. We allow for each of our volunteers to get plenty of time to enjoy the festival in return for all your hard work – we want you to have as much fun as you can.

Think you might be a good fit? Read below or apply here.

What does wristbanding entail?

Wristbanding is a relatively straightforward job, but it’s absolutely vital for the safe-running of a festival. You’ll often be collecting tickets on the festival gates, giving out wristbands and handing ticket stubs to the relevant team members. You’re responsible for getting ticket-holders safely through the entry gates and helping the event staff keep track of numbers and attendees.

The roles and responsibilities you have will be different at each and every festival (and may be likely to change on a day-to-day basis), but as a wristbander your job might including acting as a:

  • Gate Steward
  • Ticket Ripper / Scanner
  • Tallier

Ideally as a Festaff wristband volunteer, you’ll be friendly, approachable and maintain good spirits (even if it’s the last day of the festival). You’ll often be the first person visitors speak to when they arrive and it will be your job to start them off with a great atmosphere they’ll want to maintain. We welcome many of our team back year after year and we try and provide as much fun (and experience) as we can.

Interested in finding out more on the other roles Festaff has to offer? See our Festival Jobs page for full information.

What festivals are wristbanding opportunities available at?

As one of the UK’s best known festival staff providers, we work with a huge selection of the biggest and best names. Our list stretches over 30 of the top names including The Isle of Wight Festival, Creamfields, BST Hyde Park, Neighbourhood Weekender, All Points East, Rewind, Love Supreme, Beat Herder, Kendal Calling, Carfest, Bloodstock, Sundown, Glastonbury.....and more.

We’re constantly adding to our list of festivals, to see which ones are on offer at the moment click here.

How can I apply to be a wristband volunteer?

All our applications are done online, meaning it’s simple for you to apply, keep on track of your status and manage the process. If you think volunteering with Festaff sounds like something you’d be interested in, check out our list of festival opportunities and further volunteer information.

When you feel ready, click here to apply.