Festaff set to open Glastonbury 2020 volunteering applications

Festaff set to open Glastonbury 2020 volunteering applications

Festaff volunteers

Join Festaff’s Glastonbury 2020 volunteering team and gain access to the Festival site for your volunteer role and to enjoy the event

Festaff have announced that General Applications to the public will open on March 1, at 10am, for the chance of joining their team of volunteers at Glastonbury 2020.

The organisation also has a priority list for people who’ve volunteered with them at other events last year; Priority Application invitations to apply will be sent out to those who qualify (worked x2 camping events with Festaff in summer of 2019) on Friday, February 7, and invitees will have until 10pm Sunday, February 16 to apply – There will be no extension to this deadline, and these invites are for named person only.

The company is involved with over 20 events each year and has over 25,000 people on their database. They claim that 90% of the shifts would not clash with the headline acts and that the shifts are usually completed in the first few days before bands really hit the stage.

Of course, there are a few caveats to joining their crews, as volunteers will be required to attend a “sister event” during the year due to the high demand, which means working at at least two festivals during the summer – so only apply if you are prepared to do so.

You may pick from any of the events on Festaff’s roster apart from those at BST and APE – Festaff ask that you apply for your sister event at the same time as you apply for Glastonbury, as more events could be added and deposits cannot be swapped.

Pleas note: ID’s will be checked on arrival to site to concur with details held by Festaff, and both events must be completed before Glastonbury bond is returned.

Roles available:

Gate Steward / Wristbander.

Date/time required on site:

You need to be on-site between 3pm and 5pm on Monday, June 22 and be available until Sunday, June 28 at around 8pm – If you cannot make the dates, please do not apply.

Shifts requirements and patterns:

Training on-site, plus minimum 3 x 8-hour volunteer shifts or equivalent over 6 days (in addition to fulfilling your volunteering position at another “sister event”, as mentioned above) – with shifts being allocated on-site, Wednesday to Sunday.


£240 in line with the events policy (which is to be paid on application) + a £15 admin fee deducted before the deposit is returned. Deposits will be returned after both Glastonbury and sister event are completed to a satisfactory standard.

Fstaff states that: “No cash/bond will be paid back at the event – any all refunds of bonds will be done electronically post-event.”

When and how to apply:

As mentioned above – General Applications to the public will open on March 1.

Priority Application invitations will be sent out to those who qualify on Friday, February 7, and invitees will have until 10pm Sunday 16th February to apply.

Festaff have suggested 4 tips ahead of applications opening on March 1:

  1. Be at your computer at 10am sharp.
  2. Create a profile prior to applying.
  3. Add as much info as possible to your profile.
  4. Make sure your picture fits within guidelines.

You can register your interest with Festaff here.

For more info and the full T&C please visit Festaff’s Glastonbury 2020 pagelatest news post.

Looking ahead to Glastonbury 2021:

All staff that have worked two events, or more, with Festaff (Excl APE & BST), to an acceptable standard in summer 2020, will qualify for the Priority Application List for the following years Glastonbury Festival.

If you want to give yourself an even bigger chance, work more than 2 events.

Find Festaff on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Feel free to check out the vlog below by ‘That Quirky Girl’ from last year’s Festival, which does a pretty good job at conveying what Glastonbury might look like as a Festaff volunteer.

YouTube video

Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.

There are still ways to go to Glastonbury next year, and in addition to being able to volunteer or enter the various competitions – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale on April 19.

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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