Please complete our enquiry form including a link to some of your material, photos, videos, etc. where possible, and a short biog.
Select the stage you wish to play on starting with “perform” as your reason for enquiry and we will consider your application.
Please note that we receive a huge number of enquiries and it may not be possible to answer each and every one individually.
Workshops and Performers
Please complete our enquiry form with a link to some of your material, photos, videos or website, where possible. Tell us what you do and include a short biog.
Select ‘Workshops’ or ‘Walkabout Artists’ as your reason for enquiry and we will consider your application.
Traders and Healers
Applications for 2017.
Applications for trading at Solfest 2017 have almost closed.
There are no catering pitches available.
We still have a small number of traders pitches up for grabs.
Solfest 2017 Trader Application Form
Solfest Site Art
We’re looking for a dedicated team to look after our site art for 2016.
If you’re interested, then please get in touch – choose Site Art as the enquiry type.
So, you want to be a Steward at Solfest? What can we tell you?
Sadly, only that Steward applications for Solfest 2016 are now CLOSED.
Important Information for Stewards
All our Stewards benefit from the finest VIP camping area. Well, OK it’s the Stewards’ Camping field, but it’s in a very nice part of the site, with its own access gate, and exclusive to Solfest Crew. Of course, you are free to camp with your friends in one of the other camping areas (if you really want to). We also provide meal tickets for the crew catering facility, depending on which shifts you are working.
You must be 18 years of age or over on (or before) the first day of the festival – we will ask for your date of birth on your application.
Bringing your Children
If you want to bring your children with you we can arrange for one free child’s ticket per steward. This applies only to children of stewards and you will have to make your own arrangements for child care whilst you are working – we are unable to provide creche facilities. You will be asked to provide details when you complete the application form.
Working Email Required
Access to a working email address is vital as most of our communications with you will be by email. The documents you need to get you on site to work your shifts will also be sent via email. If you have worked with us before, please use the same email address so that we can find you on our system.
What do our stewards do?
The Traffic Management team get everyone into the festival in one piece. You will be working in amongst moving vehicles, and dealing with drivers, cars, caravans and campervans. The work can be tough and demanding, requiring stamina and staying power. Despite this the Traffic Management team places fill up quickly, so don’t leave it till the last minute to apply.
You will work two 12 hour shifts over Thursday and Friday, after which your time is your own to enjoy the rest of the festival weekend.
You must be on site no later than 6pm on Wednesday 24th August to attend a briefing that evening.
We also feed you – 2 meals per 12 hour shift.
Our Weekend Stewards are the eyes and ears of the festival, making sure that everyone has a good time, that no-one sneaks in without a ticket, no-one causes trouble, and that no-one is getting into trouble.
You will be involved in everything from checking wristbands and giving directions to the lost, to keeping an eye on the crowds and alerting us if someone needs help. You will be working with festival goers, the security team, the medical crew and the various stage and area crews to ensure that everyone has the best Solfest possible. You’ll also get to see a side of the festival that few people get to see.
You will work two 8 hour shifts over the course of the weekend (Friday to Monday) and we’ll give you a meal for each shift you work.
You must be on site no later than 5pm on Thursday 25th August to attend a briefing that evening.
If you would like to be a weekend steward but think you might need “child friendly” shifts so that you can keep an eye on your youngsters, let us know and we’ll try to arrange it.
There are a limited number of places to work a Thursday night shift, followed by a Monday afternoon shift. The shifts are longer than normal weekend shifts, but you do get most of the festival to yourself.
If you are interested please mention this on your application, but remember places are very limited and you are not guaranteed to get these shifts. You will need to be on site early on Thursday.
Note: Steward applications for Solfest 2016 are now CLOSED, the above information is for those already involved.
For those hard working souls among you with time on your hands, this is your chance to see how a festival is really put together.
Please complete our enquiry form, letting us know your skills and availability. Select ‘Volunteers/Site Build’ as your reason for enquiry and we will consider your application.