Supernormal is organised by a small, friendly team and supported by enthusiastic volunteers who help bring it all together. We need help to build the festival, run the event and clear it all away again afterwards. We truly appreciate the contribution volunteers make and in return we aim to provide a highly enjoyable experience and an insight into how a festival takes shape.
If you would like to apply to volunteer at Supernormal please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you would like to work shifts with a friend please state their name.
Last year the organising team were put under significant pressure due to a high number of last minute cancellations. To alleviate this, volunteers are now required to pay a £45 deposit. Provided that you attend and carry out your responsibilities, this will be refunded after the festival.
All weekend volunteers get a weekend pass to the festival and a hot evening meal during the festival weekend.
Festival volunteers are required to do 3 shifts of 4 hours each day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (12 hours total) and need to arrive onsite to attend the Volunteer briefing on Thursday evening before the festival opens to the public on Friday.
Great communication, flexibility and team spirit are required for these roles:
To pick up and drop off artists, making occasional runs to Reading/Oxford throughout the day and enjoying the festival in between. Drivers only work a single day over the weekend, the rest of your time is your own. Must provide own vehicle but mileage will be paid. A cushy way to earn yourself a free festival ticket, if you can survive a day dry.
Assisting with the co-ordination and smooth running of the production tent involving dealing with audience enquiries and artist liaison, compiling and sharing information, general organisation and being helpful.
To help out with general organisational tasks and all manner of odd jobs across the site as they arise throughout the weekend providing vital assistance to the crew and production team.
Supporting the crew caterers in a small, busy kitchen to provide meals for the SN crew over the weekend. Some experience in food preparation is required for this role.
Providing information to audience and artists throughout the site, and looking after areas including the car park, house, campsite, and out of bounds areas. Confident communication required.
Managing artists merchandise and a small village shop including stock and cash handling, dealing with artists, record keeping as well as communicating with audiences.
Assisting at the busy bars on site, you will be required to serve drinks to customers, handle cash, tidy and clear down. Bar experience and use of bank card machine is required.
Attendants are required to manage the toilets (mainly eco composting toilets) around the site; to re-stock, clean, and tidy as well as maintaining the outdoor showers and water points. This is not a ‘dirty’ job!
Dealing with festival guests and artist arrivals, you will be managing guest lists to issue wristbands and handling cash as well as providing information about the festival and site. As the first point of contact for arrivals, a friendly, calm and welcoming manner is essential.
Music/tech volunteers assist the sound crew getting acts and equipment on and off stage on time to ensure the smooth running of performance areas.
Post festival volunteers get to enjoy the festival weekend, then stay on site to help with the take down and clear up of the site. You will need to be available all day Monday & Tuesday following the festival. This is a physical role, so be prepared to be energetic and get stuck in after a weekend of frivolities. All meals will be provided.