With the cost of living crisis becoming a significant issue in all of our lives, with skyrocketing energy bills, little luxuries like vacations abroad or trips to watch your favorite bands could very well to be suspended this year.
Luxuries like music festivals are becoming a casualty on the social calendars of many this year as non-essentials are pushed aside. But there is a way to go to many big festivals this year without paying a penny.
Jolly Green Sherpas, a festival luggage storage service for campers upon arrival, is looking for volunteers to work between 12 and 8 p.m. in exchange for a full camping weekend pass. We’ve profiled all the big names performing in Swansea in 2022. You can find out more by clicking here. Get stories like this straight to your inbox with our newsletters.
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He writes on his website: “Jolly Green Sherpas are a luggage service for campers upon arrival. So this means that if you volunteer at festivals with us, most of the work is done before the festival starts, so it’s just a few hours on Monday morning as people leave.
“Generally you only need to volunteer 12, 16 or 20 hours (depending on the festival), in exchange for a full weekend festival pass with camping. If you work in other areas of the event, you’ll probably miss a lot of music because you’ll have shifts throughout the weekend. But with us, you won’t miss a thing. You’ll never have to work on Friday night, all day Saturday or all on Sunday – so you are free to enjoy the festival.”
You have the opportunity to apply to volunteer at many different festivals, including To download at Donington Park between June 10 and 12, headlined this year by Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro. You can also volunteer for Kendal’s Call taking place July 28-31 at Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District, headlined by Supergrass, Stereophonics and Bastille.
Another festival you could attend is truck party at Hill Farm in Oxfordshire from July 22-24, headlined by Bombay Bicycle Club, Sam Fender and Kasabian. Administrators is also a possibility, which will take place in Cornwall between August 10 and 14 and will feature headliners George Ezra, Disclosure and Kings of Leon.
If you feel like working for free tickets at Nass Festival in Shepton Mallet, near Bristol, it runs from July 7-10 and features headliners Headie One, Loyle Carner and AJ Tracey. You can also apply to be part of the fields of cream event in Daresbury, Cheshire in August, which will feature big names like Fat Boy Slim, David Guetta and Tiësto.
If you would like to apply to volunteer at one of the festivals, you can do so by click here.