Want to get involved and be part of the action through volunteering at The Sidmouth Folk Festival?

You can combine making a positive contribution to the festival with trying out the many different events without having to buy a ticket. Volunteering also offers a great way to come to the festival on your own, and get to know people and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a really great event.

The festival has many established and experienced volunteer teams involved in various aspects of the event: from campsites to venues. If you are a returning volunteer, you will already know the great fun and brilliant experience you gain by being part of these teams, working together to support the festival AND enjoying the wonderful music, dance and song on offer. It generally doesn’t even feel like working!

We are always looking for new volunteers to add to these existing teams and to allow us to create new ones, so we would like to challenge you to ‘bring a new friend’ this year. The more volunteers we have then the less hours you will need to work.

Volunteer applications are now open – please visit http://www.wickedstewarding.co.uk/newsite/sidmouth-folkweek.html 


We are working hard to reduce the hours and/or improve benefits for some of the more challenging roles that involve unsocial hours or working for prolonged periods outside. (subject to number of volunteers) For more information of the various roles and hours required please click here

FREE FESTIVAL PASS Gives free access to all events (space available) when off duty. (Except Ham evenings Sat. 3rd to Thursday 8th Aug and Pre-Festival but good discounts available)—see below

FREE CAMPING on the Festival Campsite


FREE ACCESS to the Fri 2nd and Fri 9th Ham Evening Concerts

GOOD HAM EVENING DISCOUNTS for Concerts and reductions for Pre Festival concerts.

15% OFF ALL FESTIVAL FOOD CONCESSIONS on presentation of Volunteer Festival Pass

FREE FESTIVAL BUS PASS if you are working a full week on the Festival Campsite, Bulverton or at Bulverton Car Park

COLLECTORS – hours reduced to 25 for full Festival Pass and all other benefits

HALF PRICE Children’s Tickets for Volunteer’s children aged 6 to 11 via Box Office (5 and under are free)

FREE VOLUNTEER TEA TENT at the Campsite – open daily from 9am to 6pm.

VOLUNTEER RECEPTION with Welcome Drink in Blackmore Gardens Marquee Date and Time TBA

Work Experience – If you are looking for a more defined role that gives you Work Experience in the festival world or want to add live event experience to your CV we also have other roles that require a greater time commitment but allows you to work alongside industry professionals on Site Management, Event production, Artist Liaison, Technical Event Production and Site Art. These roles normally go fast so please get your application in as soon as possible.