Paid festival jobs and summer event staff opportunities

The number of amazing festivals in the UK is never ending and if you’re anything like us you’ve made it your mission to attend them all. You’ve probably paid a pretty penny to attend some of them too.

People often think that festivals are a cheap affair as they generally involve camping, portaloos and takeaways but they can actually end up costing you the same as it would for a week abroad! Luckily for you, we have a way you can get in to your favourite festival for free AND get paid for it too!

Syft are hiring for a broad range of temporary festival staff positions and summer festival jobs and with the sheer number of events this summer, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to which festival to work at – if you’re lucky you might even get to tick a few festivals off your list!

The festival season gets into full swing around June and runs through to September, so there are plenty of gigs to choose from over the summer holidays, meaning more time for soaking up the festival atmosphere (and hopefully the sun too).

Music festival jobs

So now that you know you can spend the summer living your best life, let’s take a look at some of the event staff jobs you could find yourself doing at this years festivals.

  • Stewarding
  • Bar work
  • Information staff
  • Selling merchandise
  • Car and coach park attendants
  • Gate staff
  • Campsite Staff
  • Litter clearance
  • Welcoming duties
  • First aid

After a day/nights graft it’s time to kick back and enjoy all the glory that the festival has in store. If you think you’ve got what it takes to do any of the above jobs then sign up to work with Syft now.

The nitty gritty details

Now that you’ve decided to work at some of the UK’s most anticipated events, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty details.

What’s in it for you?

As if we hadn’t already mentioned it enough but you will be getting paid to be at a festival and if that wasn’t enough, here’s a few more reasons why you should apply for festival staff jobs with us;

  • Getting paid to attend a festival and the possibility of a free ticket
  • Regular pay, direct to your bank account
  • It’ll look great on your CV
  • Instant job offers confirmed, via the app, 24/7
  • Earn a £20 referral bonus* every time you bring a new Syfter to us!
  • Choose which festivals you want to work at
  • Free coffee, giveaways, discounts at gyms and high streets brands all through Portify

Skills required

Being part of our festival staff team requires strong communication skills, quick and meticulous working, quality customer service skills, a strong can do attitude, ability to work under pressure and the willingness to be part of a team. The below skills are not necessary but beneficial:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Customer Service
  • Basic cocktails making experience
  • Bar set up experience
  • Cashier experience
  • Food safety certificate
  • First aid certificate

For more information on what makes great festival staff, click here


Wages start from £9.50 an hour

What to bring

What to bring depends on the festival organisers of the event you’re working. You might be given hotel accommodation or you might need to bring a tent and camping gear. Boots are a must have essential though.

What are you waiting for, sign up to festival jobs with Syft today.

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