UPCOTE FARM - 11/12/13 JULY 2019


Here you will find information on what volunteer positions we have available, what duties you will be asked to perform, the benefits of being a part of the stewarding and volunteer team, and details of how to apply.

Applications open in February each year.

Positions Available
1  Traffic Team
2  Site Stewarding Team
3  Sunday Breakdown Team

What Work is Involved?

  1. Traffic TeamThe Traffic Team is the most important volunteer team on the whole festival site, and is concerned with the smooth flow of traffic in to, through, and back out of the festival site. Find out more here
  2. Site Stewarding Team – The Site Stewarding Team carries out a variety of functions across the whole site, with the focus on keeping a watchful eye on the festival guests to help ensure that the festival runs safely and smoothly.

Specific roles include:
– Monitoring campsites to ensure that roadways and pathways remain open.
– Working with the security team to monitor stage capacity and crowd behaviour.
– Manning various road crossings to ensure that pedestrians are stopped when vehicles are moving along the roads.
– Manning wristband checking points.
– Assisting other areas of the festival as required.

Hours Involved:
– You will work a 4 hour shift each day (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
– You will need to arrive on site by 10pm on Wednesday 11th July   

As well as free entry to the festival, for each shift you work you will receive a sandwich and a drink.

When you arrive on Wednesday afternoon, we’ll lay on some food and drinks to help you settle in to the site, and get to know everyone after the briefings have finished.

As a site steward you will be given access to camp in the VIP backstage area of the site, which also gets you in to our exclusive VIP bar, where you can avoid the crowds, and rub shoulders with the bands.

Team Structure
You will be assigned to one of four teams, A, B, C, and D.  The times each of these teams will be working are as follows:

  Thu Fri Sat
8am to 12pm A B D
12pm to 4pm B A C
4pm to 8pm C D B
8pm to 12am D C A


Teams will be allocated on a first come, first served basis when you arrive on site.  We will usually be able to make sure you are on the same team as any friends are also stewards.

  1. Sunday Breakdown TeamThe Sunday Breakdown Team works closely with the festival organisers to start packing the festival away.  It is hard physical work, and involves lots of heavy lifting and unglamorous work.  However, it does mean that you get to enjoy the whole festival.


Specific Roles include:
– Taking down and packing away tents and marquees.
– Taking down fencing and fencing covers.
– Taking down and packing away site decoration pieces – e.g. large heavy sculptures.
– Collecting and packing away site stake markers.
– Stripping bar decorations, and moving (very heavy) bars to storage barns.
– Collecting and moving tables and chairs from across the site.

Hours Involved:
– You will be expected to work from 10am to 6pm.
– To apply you need to buy a £200 Sunday Steward ticket at any point before the festival, which will operate as your deposit.
– All you then need to do is to turn up to the festival, enjoy yourself, and then report to festival reception at 10am on Sunday 14th July.
– This deposit will be refunded to you once you have completed your full day of breakdown work.
– If you turn up hungover or otherwise unable to work, you will be sent home, and will not have your deposit returned to you.


We do not operate a deposit scheme at 2000trees – we prefer to operate on a relationship of mutual trust, but we do charge a non refundable administration fee of £5 for each application to be a site steward.

We understand that plans change, issues arise, and for a variety of events outside of people’s control, you may not be able to come along and be part of the team as you originally planned.  This is fine, but please, please, please let us know as far in advance as possible so that we can amend our record accordingly, and in any event by the weekend before the festival.

If you do turn up to the festival site, but do not participate in all of the shifts allocated to you, you will be charged the price of a full price festival ticket, and by proceeding with your application you agree to this charge being made.

Transport to the Festival

Regrettably, we are not at this time able to provide transport to or from the festival site for our volunteer team, and you will therefore have to arrange your own transport. If this situation changes, we will update this page accordingly.

How to Apply
Applications for all places open in February.

Places are strictly limited, and you can apply for the position of your choice by using the links below.

Further detailed arrival information will be provided at the end of June.  Any interim queries should be addressed to stewards@twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

Traffic team applications are handled directly by Oxfam who operate this team. Click here for more and to sign up.

To become a site steward, you merely need to be over 18 years of age on Thursday 12th July 2018, and be available to be on site by no later than 10pm on Wednesday 11th July 2018.

To apply, you need to purchase a £5, non-refundable steward ticket from our website, via the link below.  These tickets are only valid for Wednesday 11th July.

You can purchase your refundable Sunday steward ticket via the link below.


  1. Traffic Team
  2. Site Stewarding Team
  3. Sunday Breakdown Team


2000trees is committed to accommodating the needs of stewards with disabilities who wish to join the stewarding team.

– As such, volunteers with a disability are able to bring a Personal Assistant, if required, in order to help them be part of the team;
– The use of any Personal Assistant is at the discretion of the individual concerned when on site, and may not be required whilst working, but needed for assistance with travel or free time;
– If a volunteer is bringing a PA to the festival, we recommend that the same person should attend any training session if possible;
– The sustenance arrangements (one drink and one sandwich per shift worked) are also available to the Personal Assistant’s of volunteers;
– 2000trees will endeavour to make all reasonable adjustments required to assist the volunteer in becoming part of the stewarding team;
Please note: 2000trees is not able to provide Personal Assistants for volunteers – it is the responsibility of the volunteer to source an appropriate person who is aged over 18.
For more information please see our access information section.

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