We have a small team of people who in exchange for their festival ticket and a food voucher for each shift help make the festival run smoothly. The stewarding roles are mainly manning the entrances and gates and making everyone feel welcome and being a friendly and helpful presence. Flexibility and getting on with others are the key skills. We are an informal and relaxed group. Volunteers are expected to arrive by midday Friday and be available till Saturday night. If you might be interested, please let us know. Those who have previously volunteered will be given priority. Contact us with the name of the festival you’re interested in working at info(at)tangledrootsfestival.com (Folk – June) – (Blues – Aug) – (Jazz – Sept)
We sometime have one or two people helping backstage with loading and unloading equipment and making sure the bands have what they need for their performances. It is a strange mix of standing around waiting, watching performance and rushing about carrying heavy equipment. If you are interested in a career in music it might be a chance to get some first hand up close experience of working around stages and live music. You’ll need to be able to carry an amplifier and not mind hanging around with musicians. If that might be you then contact us with the name of the festival you’re interested in working at info(at)tangledrootsfestival.com (Folk – June) – (Blues – Aug) – (Jazz – Sept)
If you are local to the Farm then it might be worthwhile popping down to the farm to ask about shifts in the kitchens or bars at the festival and other events (such as weddings) as they are occasionally looking for locals who can offer a few hours.
FOOD AND DRINK
The festival is held on the Radford Mill Farm, a long-term project which houses many interesting people on the land who in one way or another contribute to making the Farm what it is –A Safe Haven. The festivals help the farm to pay bills, involve the community and share the lovely farm with others. The Farm team grows, cooks, and serves the food for the festivals and provides the drinks and runs the bars on site. There are no plans at the moment to have guest bars/food outlets on the site. If you are interested in a long-term relationship with the farm, perhaps using their fresh organic food in your enterprise please contact the Farm Team. Contact details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/RadfordMillFarm
We rarely have stalls at the festival. The festival is small with a maximum footfall of 500 guests and so is not a huge market for most things. As mentioned above there are no plans for Food or Drink stalls. Generally, any stalls at the event will be run by those who currently live and/or work on the farm/mill site. The only exception is that we allow bands who perform to sell their merchandise during and after their performances.