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You can now apply to volunteer at Reading 2022!

If you want to meet new people, get involved behind the scenes, and work with loads of other like minded people, then this is for you!

This is one of the only ways to get into festival for the whole weekend. With weekend tickets SOLD OUT.

Plus volunteers have access to staff camping, café, toilets and showers. Plus you’ll have plenty of time to get out there and immerse yourself in the festival.


What does a Hotbox volunteer do?

As a volunteer you’ll get to help with a range activities across the festival. Here are some you could get involved with:

  • Assisting festival goers with directions.
  • Helping festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.
  • Answering questions about festival performances and line-ups.
  • Reporting any problems such as a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.
  • Work alongside festival Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams.
  • Keeping an eye on the festival campsites from the fire towers.
  • Helping out with various roles across the festival site including pedestrian and vehicle gates, wristband exchanges, keeping an eye on facilities, monitoring stages and walkways.

How do I apply?

To apply or to find out more information, visit the Hotbox Events website.

Got a question? You can also drop the team an email at or Connect on Messenger.

If you are thinking about volunteering but not sure about going solo you do not need to worry, every year more than half of those who volunteer with us do so on their own the first time and then return year on year to meet up with friends they have made whilst volunteering!

Reading Weekend tickets are SOLD OUT so we expect volunteer places to fill up quickly, please apply and pay your security deposit ASAP this year!