Solas Festival couldn’t happen without volunteers.
Volunteering is the best way to get involved right at the heart of Solas. It means experiencing the festival from the inside. It gives you an opportunity to meet new people and make connections, to learn and develop skills, to do something new and different.

There is a range of different roles to suit everyone, whatever your skills, whatever your age (although unfortunately we can’t accept applications from anyone under 16).

To apply to be a volunteer please complete our volunteer application form and email it to

What we ask for

Enthusiasm, reliability, cooperation, patience and flexibility.

Volunteers should expect to give a minimum of 12 hours of their time over the festival weekend. This normally means one four hour shift per day and leaves you with lots of time to enjoy the festival.

What we offer

Support, appropriate training, new friends and at least one unforgettable weekend.

Solas Festival volunteers are entitled to a free weekend ticket, and access to the volunteer base, a cosy inside space with tea, coffee and biscuits.


Key volunteering teams

The key teams for the festival weekend are: stewarding, Festival Reception, bar, venue management, access and additional support, hospitality, drivers, event safety and Festival shop.

There are also volunteering opportunities in the run up to the festival which could involve: administration, marketing and communications, fundraising, programme or showcase events.

This list is not exhaustive. We’d like to hear your ideas about how you could help as well.