Welcome to recovery week. In case you have been one of the lucky people attending this year's Glastonbury festival we hope you had a bloody good time and for this week - hang in there! No doubt it was a very special event as the first festival held since Covid with legendary performances from Paul McCartney, Kendrik Lamar and Diana Ross to name a few. But it also wouldn't be Glasto without political statements - first and foremost Russia's invasion into the Ukraine but equally the US' supreme court abortion ruling and even Greta Thunberg made an appearance.
None of this would be feasible without an immense effort of people working year round to make the biggest festival in the world happen. This means that Glasto does create a lot of jobs but how do you get in?
We managed to speak to a couple of people working at this year's event. From Greenpeace staff aiming to close the funding gap that 2 years of festival pause has caused for them due to Covid - to a guy who's only job was to organise and bring fake meat to decorate the outside of Shangri La's famous club block 9. As intense as it was, all of them seem to love working at Worthy Farm and called it a special experience.
Don't want to rely on the ballot to get in?
For more information on how to snap up one of those rare job opportunities including festival ticket see more info on the Glastonbury website here.
Major charities looking for festival staff - Greenpeace
With Glastonbury being a year away, there's plenty of other festivals to get involved in this summer. Greenpeace is looking for fundraising staff, volunteers and build crew to support them at the following UK festivals:
BETTER WORLD FESTIVAL (Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th July)
LOVEFIT FESTIVAL (Thursday 14th to Monday 18th July)
WINCHESTER FOODIES (Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July)
LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW (Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July)
BLUEDOT FESTIVAL (Wednesday 20th to Monday 25th July)
LATITUDE FESTIVAL (Wednesday 20th to Monday 25th July)
CAMP BESTIVAL 1 (Wednesday 27th to Monday 1st August)
WOMAD (Wednesday 27th to Monday 1st August)
GREEN GATHERING (Wednesday 3rd to Monday 8th August)
BOOMTOWN (Tuesday 9th to Monday 15th August)
BOARDMASTERS (Tuesday 9th to Monday 15th August)
ONE LOVE FESTIVAL (Thursday 11th to Monday 15th August)
CAMP BESTIVAL 2 (Wednesday 17th to Monday 22nd August)
JUST SO FESTIVAL (Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd August)
WE OUT HERE FESTIVAL (Wednesday 24th to Monday 29th August)
THE BIG FEASTIVAL (Thursday 25th to Monday 29th August)
GREENBELT FESTIVAL (Thursday 25th to Tuesday 30th August)
Working hours vary depending on the role. All roles include a FREE festival ticket. Sounds good? In order to sign up, visit the following Greenpeace pages below based on your role preference: