Welcome to TGE Volunteer Registration

The Great Escape, 19-21 May 2016


Each year we offer over 300 volunteers the chance to gain first-hand experience of life working in the music industry with a variety of roles over the course of The Great Escape. We recruit in many different areas including Venues Assistants, Technical Production Support, Convention Production Support, Festival Runners, Delegate Registration, Artist Registration, Wristband Exchange... Our amazing volunteers are the reason The Great Escape continues to be 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, to make an impression on the industry, to be part of a leading festival recognised internationally. It’s also a place to meet new people, learn new skills and experience an event from the inside.  


Benefits: TGE staff t-shirt, access to gigs, discounted prices at designated food concessions, TGE reference, invitation to closing party (provided all shifts have been completed), prize draw.


Requirements and Expectations: To be considered for a volunteer role, you need to be 18 by the 18th May 2016 and have the right to work in the UK. We are looking for people who are available for the 3 days of the festival from 19-21 May and can attend briefings & registration (expected to be on 18 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! 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 20 April 2016.  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 18 May 2016 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) **Note to BIMM Students: if you plan to attend the BIMM Student Session on Friday 20th May 16:00-18:00, you cannot apply for Convention or Venue roles.
Artist Registration
Delegate Registration
Event Support Crew (stewards - event control - runners - merchandise)
Venue Rep Assistant
Venue Technical Assistant
Technical Production
Volunteer Registration
Wristband Exchange
Convention Crew
Convention Technical Assistant
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
Social Media/PR
Standing for long intervals
Team Management
Microsoft Excel
Event set-up
Radio Communications
Some of the roles contain elements of heavy lifting and physical labour, are you happy to be considered for these roles?
 Yes  No

We are looking for volunteers who are available for the 3 days of the festival. Please confirm:
I am available for the duration of the festival 19th 20th and 21st May
I can attend the Briefing & Registration session on 18th May (times to be determined)
I am also available prior to the festival
Please indicate your availability prior/during the festival
Monday 16th May - DAY TIME
Tuesday 17th May - DAY TIME
Wednesday 18th May - DAY TIME
Thursday 19th May - DAY TIME
Thursday 19th May - EVENING
Friday 20th May - DAY TIME
Friday 20th May - EVENING
Saturday 21st May - DAY TIME
Saturday 21st May - EVENING
Sunday 22nd May - DAY TIME
No schedule restrictions - available anytime
Do you live or around Brighton?
 Yes  No
If not living in Brighton, please explain your plan for accommodation

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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