Be a doer, not a viewer… Get involved!

The most rewarding way to attend a festival!

This festival couldn’t happen without our community of Magical Volunteers and we have shed-loads of ways to get involved. Whether you love litter-picking, are barmy about bar tending, or are simply up for exchanging some of your time for a free ticket, get in touch. See below for some of the ways to get involved in Magical 2018.


You’ll join the Magical crew to be part of this hugely beneficial event and we’re certain you’ll have lots of fun. Volunteering is a fantastic way to make friends, learn new skills and is a cost-effective way to attend the festival. Volunteers will:

  • Complete a maximum of 18 hours which is usually comprised of three 6-hour shifts (one of which may be before or after the public are on-site).
  • Receive a free festival ticket for Magical 2018.
  • Arrive on-site by Thursday afternoon to meet the crew, get familiar with the site and attend an important training session.
  • Be provided with a meal and tea/coffee from crew catering when on shift.
  • Must be over 18 for most roles (however if there are younger volunteers that want to get involved, do get in touch).
Kissing booth at Magical Festival

Some of the volunteer roles available

Info Tent Team

Work alongside the production team to answer questions from festival goers, point things out and communicate programme changes to staff and the public. Great for someone with good organisational skills!

Check-in Desk

Be the face of Magical! You’ll be the first contact our guests and performers have with festival staff once they arrive, so it’s an important role! You’ll be operating the guest list, issuing wristbands and pointing people in the right direction. It’s super exciting meeting all of the festival goers, bands and DJs as they turn up!

Festie Field Team

Be the eyes and ears of Magical! You’ll be out and about, working in pairs or teams to keep the festival spic and span, help move various items (hay bales, chairs, tables etc), and make sure customers are having maximum fun and keeping safe. You’ll be in radio contact with production, reporting any incidents and feeding info back to staff and the public. Great for those wanting experience with event management!

Car Park Patrol

Mainly for arrivals on Friday & Saturday, and departures on Monday. You’ll be stationed in the car park, directing people where to park or how to leave the site. Big smiles required!

Bar Staff

You’ll have previous experience with working in a bar and be over the age of 18 at the time of the festival. You’ll be working with our amazing experienced bar manager in the centre of the action, serving either hot or cold drinks and chatting with customers. Fancy dress is optional essential!

Production Team

Want to get super-involved? Join our production team to help steer the ship! Manage a stage, lead a team, liaise with artists and problem solve. You will need to attend extra training sessions in advance with the Magical directors, share our huge passion for running Magical festival, be super-enthusiastic and be flexible with your time (i.e. work more than the three 6-hour shifts!). You’ll be part of the core crew, learn new skills and have a big opportunity to input your creativity and ideas into this Magical project.

Festival Photographer / Videographer

If you’re interested in capturing the magic on screen in exchange for a free ticket, we would love to hear from you!

Design & Build Team

If you’re practically minded, handy at DIY or super-creative, this is the role for you! Assist with the setup and take down of the festival and make the site look truly magical. You’ll need to be on-site on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for this role.

If you’re interested in any of these roles, please fill out our…

More ways to get involved!

Apply for an arts grant to show off your beautiful creation at the festival.

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