Festival 2023 — overview of volunteering and contribution areas

Welcome to Participate for Buddhafield Festival 2023 - 12th-16th July. This is where volunteers and contributors can apply to be part of the event.

Things to note

  • Areas have little green leaves next to them when they are open.
  • For more information on each area, click through to the individual pages.
  • Not all areas will open to the public.
  • Each area has different closing dates and policies - it's best to apply as soon as possible for whatever you want to be involved in.

If you have any questions, please check the festival FAQS, facilities info and/or terms and conditions before getting in touch with us through our contact form. We are a small team and we get a lot of emails so anything you can do to help with that is much appreciated.

If you have accessibility needs and need to be in accessible camping, please ensure you fill out the accessible camping form AFTER you have accepted a place as a contributor or team member. You can find a link to that and other general accessibility information here.

Listings below include only areas with Applications Open now...

You can also choose to show all areas, or only areas with Applications Not Open:

Workshops, Practice, Entertainment, and Engagement  

+ 7 areas in the Workshops, Practice, Entertainment, and Engagement subsection that do not currently have an open application form. Reload page with all areas showing


Festival Site and Buddhafield Food  

+ 10 areas in the Festival Site and Buddhafield Food subsection that do not currently have an open application form. Reload page with all areas showing


Stewardship, Welfare, Info, and Guardians  

+ 8 areas in the Stewardship, Welfare, Info, and Guardians subsection that do not currently have an open application form. Reload page with all areas showing


Healers and Healing Garden  

+ 2 areas in the Healers and Healing Garden subsection that do not currently have an open application form. Reload page with all areas showing


  Alcohol, Drugs and Festival Participation

All Buddhafield events are free from recreational drugs and alcohol. 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 and a value we actively promote.

This applies to the crew and contributors as much as ticket holders. All crew (many of whom are on site for several weeks during set-up) are expected to strongly set the tone of the event. This policy 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.

People tell us that they didn't know they could enjoy a festival without their recreational 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 recreational drugs, though, please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us, then we expect this value to be respected and adhered to.