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If however you have a specialist skill such as a QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN and are prepared to volunteer those services, please contact us using one of the methods HERE as soon as possible! Thanks

*** Due to a late rush, it is likely that we won't have enough red T shirts for everyone for which we apologise but the order has to be placed in advance based upon those we know about with a few to spare **

Volunteer for the C.R.F.

The CRF survives largely because of the dedication of our red-shirted unpaid volunteers, many of whom come back year after year to help at both the festival and interim “support” events. Whilst technically a business, the festival is run with the aim of providing great music to those who love it, not to make money – you won’t see a heavy commercial presence. But to cover the costs of the festival infrastructure (PA, lights, stages, marquees, site, licences, power supplies, security, our award winning toilets, and much more) we have to keep our costs as low as possible, and that’s where the volunteers come in…

In particular we need stewards to work alongside our professional security team, for which we offer full briefing sessions. We typically ask volunteers to cover one 4 hour shift per day over a minimum of 2 days (although we like you to be on call at other times just in case we need extra help).

There are a variety of other tasks you may get a chance to be involved with – some help with cooking or brewing up a cuppa or two backstage and sometimes there’s a chance to help operate video cameras! If you have specialist skills that are of use to us, e.g. as an electrician or PAT tester, that’s always useful to know. Just tell us what you can do to help.


Free weekend passes!

Volunteers get festival passes and free camping, and a discount on food from the stalls!


How to apply

If you’ve volunteered before then we will keep your details on file and will be calling on your services again (unless you ask us not to, of course) – many do and great friendships have been forged, and fun had, by our volunteer team.

To join them, complete and send the application form below, or alternatively call us for a paper version on 01353-749749:

Please send forms by email to:

Alternatively post to:  Teresa Leone,  c/o 5 Broom Way,  St. Ives,  Cambridgeshire,  PE27 3YR

Thank you again, to all of our volunteers, past, present and future!

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