What are you up to next July? Do you want to be part of something rewarding and watch your efforts bloom into the enjoyment of thousands of people? Have you been to Buddhafield Festival before and want to get involved?
We are looking to put together a set of effective teams, working in a spirit of friendship to put in place everything necessary to make the Buddhafield Festival happen.
The Workshops Co-ordinator will review all applications received up to 25th March 2019 and then decide on which workshops to book so you will not get a reply before that date.
During the festival each recycling point will need to be emptied and kept tidy. After the festival ends, on Monday-Wednesday there is still a large amount to do. Volunteers are free to leave on Wednesday 25th July (work finishes at the end of day).
During the festival, you are asked to do 2 x 5 hour shifts from Thursday till Sunday.Recycling
Working with the Buddhafield Compliance Team Leader, there are 5 places available, working in three teams of two people. Compliance Team (3 people), Sound monitoring (2 people). Please do not apply if you are applying to other areas.
Compliance Team and Sound Monitoring
Site Crew Volunteering: 2nd – 29th July
The Buddhafield site crew gather together in July to put up tents, plumb the site, meditate together, set up the off grid power supply, play games, maintain the site, live side by side and begin to create the atmosphere that Buddhafield is known and loved for.Site Crew
Stewards help to look after everyone at the festival. Key roles include: welcoming and processing new arrivals at the gate; directing people so as to ensure safety in the campsites and other areas; and helping marshal any on-site traffic.Stewards (including Peace Keepers and Ticket Office)
The cafe runs at various festivals in the South West, serving organic vegan food on proper plates, and drinks in proper mugs. At the Buddhafield Festival the Cafe and the Crew Food run side by side, but are quite different. This page is for the Buddhafield Cafe team at the Buddhafield Festival.Buddhafield Cafe
Want to work in a music venue making pancakes? Padma Pancakes needs you! Work in a small team, creating wonderful vegan and gluten free pancakes, with amazing fillings, all the while listening to gypsy beats, slam poetry and general joyous-ness! Shifts are 6 hours long, either morning, or alternating afternoon and evening.Padma Pancakes
Have lots of fun and make new friends working in the fast paced crew kitchen, feeding up to 400 people per meal. You’ll work a 6 hour shift each day, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the festival. It’s high energy, busy and like nothing else!Crew Food (During Festival)
Entertainments at the Buddhafield Festival covers three broad areas: Bands, DJs and Dance, and Cabaret. There are two Stages, a Dance tent, and a Cabaret tent. All of these venues are powered by the sun and wind.
There are two ways of contributing to the Entertainments at the Buddhafield Festival. Performing and providing providing support for the performers in various ways.
If you are a Band, DJ or Cabaret Artist see the relevant links to send us a proposal.
If you wish to support performers, either technical support or artist liaison follow the team link to apply.
Are you a Poet, Storyteller, or Cabaret Artist? ...Word Up! is the Buddhafield venue that models authentic self-expression and honours Oral Traditions. We like to make people laugh and model upbeat truth-telling with plenty of participation.
We are always looking for keen Buddhafielders who have a show or a piece to contribute, so tell us more about what you can offer. We tend to favour and prioritise those who can gift their work through generosity, but also take care to craft a quality programme in larger context, so applications don't guarantee selection.Cabaret
All Buddhafield events are drug and alcohol free. We believe this is one of the things that makes the atmosphere at our Festival special. A great many people come to Buddhafield because that’s our stated aim. It’s a value we actively want to promote.
This applies to the crew at least as much as ticket holders: crew (many of whom are on site for several weeks during set-up) strongly set the tone of the event.
People tell us that they didn't know they could enjoy a festival without their drug of choice, so if this would be a new way of experiencing a festival, then why not give it a try! Whatever your views on drugs, though, please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us, then we expect this value to be respected.
This applies to “legal highs” as well as illegal drugs and we reserve the right to ask you to leave if you can’t respect this.