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Volunteering at Subsonic Music Festival

Many hands make light work.


A great deal of you may be unaware of the scale of the labour of love happening before we open the gates that first sun-kissed weekend of December. Some folk are there for days – even weeks – prior. The creative collaboration which creates the platform for our celebration is no small feat, and many hands really do make light work. For the artists & artisans already having been on site for weeks before the festival and after the gates have closed, and for our core staff and logistical masterminds busting their b*** for those 72-hours of non-stop action, a burst of fresh blood come to lend a helping hand is truly a breath of fresh air.

All helpers are looked after onsite with meals served in a community setting for the shifts before the gates open, and after they are closed. And in those days surrounding and during the festival, new connections are made and firm friendships are forged. All who come to help really do become a part of our ever-growing extended family.

There are 3 options to select from when applying to be a Subsonic volunteer:

  • Pre-festival set-up

    • 3 days work over the Tuesday through Thursday prior to opening the gates. Skilled labourers are required, such as carpenters, builders, electricians and painters, through to décor assistants, cooks, cleaners, and traffic and campsite management – essentially all kinds of assistance in the building & set-up of the festival.

  • During the festival

    • 2 x 6 hours shifts between Friday and Monday. This includes everything from stage management and working on the gate, to skilled labour jobs.

  • Post festival pack-down

    • We love to leave our beautiful site the way we found it, and the more is always the merrier during our post-festival glow. 3 days work are required here up until the Wednesday after the gates close Monday. We even let you have a little sleep-in and give you breakfast to re-energise post-festival before the work begins.

So if you would like to be part of Subsonic Music Festival 2016, are friendly, reliable, versatile, and not afraid of a hard days work (with due celebrations of course as reward!), then you are the kind of person we want to hear from.

Please submit your application here, and we look forward to meeting you.

NB: We do ask that all volunteers purchase their tickets prior, which are then refunded after the completion of their two shifts, to ensure that all contribute as they should.

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