Big Weekend Volunteering

Join in the excitement

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend music festival is landing in Luton this Bank Holiday weekend, May 24-26, at Stockwood Park.

The iconic show will unite some of the UK and world’s top artists for a massive three-day extravaganza – and it’s set to be the biggest Big Weekend in its history. And you can be part of this historic event by volunteering as a Luton Rising Festival Maker.

In Luton, our greatest strength is our spirited and diverse people. Come share your enthusiasm and warmth with over 100,000 festival-goers, giving them an unforgettable impression of the welcoming, vibrant and special town that Luton is.

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Luton Rising Festival Makers

Do you have a flare for fun and making people feel welcome? Do you want to be part of one of the UK’s biggest music festivals? If so, Luton needs you!

As a volunteer Luton Rising Festival Maker, you’ll welcome guests into our town with a great big smile! With your insider knowledge, you’ll point guests towards local gems, must-see sights, and help dish out directions. With volunteers spread across town, you’ll help create an electric buzz as thousands flock to Stockwood Park.

Not only will you get to be part of the excitement of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, but you’ll also have the opportunity to meet new people, make friends, and develop valuable skills in communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

As well as being part of one of the biggest events Luton has ever hosted, you’ll also:

  • Receive training on health and safety, communication and customer services.
  • Get a free t-shirt, weather appropriate clothing, water bottle and goody bag.
  • Be provided with lunch and snacks through your shift.
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Volunteer requirements

Festival Makers will be required to attend:

  • A short training course covering health & safety, customer service and communication.
  • A 2.5 hour ‘Team Luton’ team building workshop on Saturday 11 May 10am – 12.30pm.
  • A final briefing on Monday 20 May 6pm – 7pm.
  • One volunteer shift on either Friday 24 May, Saturday 25 May, or Sunday 26 May.

The minimum age to volunteer without adult supervision is 16 years old. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 14 years old.

Sign-up now

So, what are you waiting for? Apply to be a Festival Maker and let’s get the party started in Luton.

FAQs

All your volunteering questions, answered.

If you’d like to, you are welcome to volunteer for more than one shift.

There are no volunteering opportunities inside the event at Stockwood Park. All volunteering posts will be positioned at key routes across the town.

The minimum age to volunteer without adult supervision is 16 years old. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and be a minimum of 14 years old.

Absolutely! Luton Carnival are welcoming volunteers to support the event on Monday 27 May. Find out more here.

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