Welcome to TGE Volunteer Registration

The Great Escape, 13-16 May 2020

Each year we offer up to 250 volunteers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of life working in the music industry with a variety of roles over the course of The Great Escape festival. These roles are available in many different areas including venue operations, technical production, convention support, festival production, delegate registration, artist registration, wristband exchange... 

Our amazing volunteers are the reason The Great Escape is such a successful festival for new music.

Why volunteer at TGE? This is a fantastic opportunity to take your first steps in the music industry, build your network and be part of a leading festival recognised internationally. It is also a place to meet like-minded people, learn new skills and experience an event from the inside.  

Benefits: access to the festival, TGE crew t-shirt, reusable water bottle, prize draw, TGE reference.

Requirements and Expectations:

You must be 18 by 13 May 2020 and have the right to work in the UK. 

Due to high demand, priority will be given to applicants who can complete 3 shifts between 13 and 16 May, as well as attend the registration & briefing session on 13 May.

We are looking for volunteers who are committed and reliable. We expect you to be friendly and helpful, to keep us informed of any problems or issues, and of course to… ENJOY yourselves! It may be fast-paced at times but it’s also lots of fun!

If you want to be part of it, sign up NOW! Please make sure you answer all the questions and upload a clear passport-style photograph of yourself (no party pictures, no sunglasses or hats). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Accommodation, transportation or cost reimbursement are not provided. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to their shifts and briefing/registration session.

Applying does not guarantee you will be selected to volunteer.  Applicants will be notified of their application status via email no later than 30 April 2020. For more information about TGE, please visit our website http://greatescapefestival.com


* required field

* Nationality
* Gender
* Emergency Contact Name
* Emergency Contact Relationship
* Emergency Contact Phone Number
Birthdate (YOU MUST BE 18 BY 13 MAY 2020 TO VOLUNTEER)
* How did you hear about volunteering for TGE?
If other, please specify
* Current Occupation
If employed or studying, please specify occupation or degree & school
* Why are you interested in volunteering for TGE? If you are a returning volunteer, what motivates you to come back?
* Do you have any health problems or disability of which we should be aware?
 Yes  No
If yes, please give details

Right to Work/Volunteer in the UK

To volunteer in the United Kingdom, you must have the right to work either through citizenship or a work visa. Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act of 2006, we are required to check your right to work before we  can allow you to volunteer with us.

Please indicate below how you will be providing the proof of your right to work/volunteer in the UK
ID Document Number
Expiry Date

IMPORTANT: You will need to show us the original document(s) before attending your briefing session if selected.

Skills and Interests
Which of the following areas would you be interested in volunteering in? (Please select no more than 3)
Delegate Registration
Event Support
Venue Assistant
Venue Technical Assistant
Volunteer Registration
Wristband Exchange
Have you volunteered for TGE before?
 Yes  No
Please confirm year(s) and role(s)
What skills or experience do you have that will be most useful to be a volunteer for TGE?
Please indicate any related skills or experience by selecting all that apply
Customer service
Sound/Light Engineering
Administrative assistance
Standing for long intervals
Team Management
Microsoft Excel
Event set-up
Radio Communications
 Yes  No

I am available for the duration of the festival 13-16 May
I can attend the Briefing & Registration session on 13 May
I am also available prior to the festival
Please indicate your PREFERRED DATES/TIMES
Monday 11 May - DAY TIME
Tuesday 12 May - DAY TIME
Wednesday 13 May - DAY TIME
Thursday 14 May - DAY TIME
Thursday 14 May - EVENING
Friday 15 May - DAY TIME
Friday 15 May - EVENING
Saturday 16 May - DAY TIME
Saturday 16 May - EVENING
No schedule restrictions - available anytime
Do you live or around Brighton?
 Yes  No
If not living in Brighton, please explain your plan for accommodation
Would you like to be informed of other volunteer opportunities ?
 Yes  No

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We appreciate your time and interest. You can now "Submit" and a message will appear in the next window confirming receipt of your application.


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