Stewarding at FolkEast

Our volunteer stewards are crucial to the success of every FolkEast Festival. They are a loyal bunch and many return year on year… until 2020 thwarted that continuity. They will all be champing at the bit to return for whatever 2021 has to offer.

Unfortunately, we are not yet in a position to know exactly what the festival will look like when it re-emerges in all its glory and so our staffing numbers are uncertain at this stage. However, for any kind of live event, the stewards will certainly play a vital part.

If you would like to express an interest in becoming involved in this way, please email Sue, our Steward Coordinator ( She will add you to her database and be in touch with you when things become more certain.

The Stewarding Information will give you further details as to what would be required of you. However, these are currently based on previous FolkEast festival procedures. There will no doubt be changes made for next year not least the introduction of new Health and Safety measures.

Below are some of the comments made by previous stewards to help you decide and an outline of the kind of tasks you may be asked to undertake.

“I was so impressed with how relaxed and friendly the whole weekend was, everyone we met was lovely. Being part of the steward team was a great way to be involved and I will definitely spread the word!”

“I loved working at FolkEast. I met a great bunch of people.”

I had a wonderful time and met lots of new and lovely people.  I’ll be back!”

“I had a great time and would love to do it again next year.”

“FolkEast is a most fabulous festival and it’s a real pleasure to be involved.” 

What will I be doing?

There are a wide range of duties you could be involved in. We try and place volunteers in a position that is suited to their interests and skills base and you will be given the opportunity to tell us plenty about yourself on the application form.

  • Welcoming visitors and checking wristbands at entry points to the festival site
  • Supporting festival goers in the arena.
  • Assisting venue staff with the smooth running of the performances
  • Supporting campers on the campsites
  • Assisting with the management of artist and crew areas
  • Helping to keep the site clean and tidy.
  • Assisting the site crew with the Set up and Take Down

Volunteering at the festival entitles you to a day pass for each four hour shift you work. We ask for a minimum two-day commitment but hope that you will be able to make yourselves available over the whole weekend and gain the equivalent of a weekend pass to FolkEast plus free camping. You will have the opportunity to hear some fantastic music and make a whole bunch of new friends.