Help Out at the Wessex Folk Festival
The committee is working hard to make the 2018 Festival as excellent as in previous years. Artists, workshops, pub sessions, a daytime ceilidh and a host of Morris Dance teams are in place and we are very excited by the line-up.
Our venues over the weekend include the main Stage in the Square, the Harbour Stage and the Sailors Return.
The Festival depends on our valued volunteer stewards to help the festival run smoothly over the actual weekend and be the welcoming face of the festival to locals and visitors alike. All of the committee are volunteers too and will be out and about over the weekend working to make the Festival a success.
As the Festival is a free, non ticketed event, we depend on the funds from collections and the sales of Festival programmes and badges to keep the festival afloat and to fund further Festivals. One of the most important roles of the stewards is to be out and about with the collection buckets, selling badges and programmes, at the barriers on Trinity Road and in Hope Square, on the streets of the festival, at the pub sessions, by the Main Stage and Harbour Stage areas and alongside the Morris teams.
What else would we like you to do? Early bird volunteers on the barriers at the top of Trinity Street Saturday and Sunday are needed to monitor the exit and entry of permitted users; stewarding at sessions and workshops as necessary; information and directions to events and observing basic health and safety. Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they wish.
This year we would also love to hear from anyone who may be available to help out before the festival weekend with putting up posters, delivering flyers, promoting on social media – there’s no such thing as bad publicity!
Interested and can spare some time over the weekend? Please contact this website as soon as possible.
We look forward to welcoming volunteers new and old to the team to make the Wessex Folk Festival 2018 a great success!
Please use the contact form below if you would like to help out