Thank you to everyone for creating a wonderful space for all! 

There is not a moment I would not relive..it was such a wonderful time... thank you all

I had an amazing time at queer spirit. Would definitely return! 

Be a part of the 2024 festival

We have plenty of opportunities to trade your time for a festival ticket, please read through the following information to see what resonates with you: 


* Crafting at Queer Spirit

Calling all makers, geeks and creative crafting folks. The Queer Spirit Craft Space needs you. Much I’d be happy to sit and sew for four days I’d like to joined by people bringing and sharing their crafts, talent and enthusiasm to Queer Spirit. 

We’d like to run workshops with whatever crafts people wish to bring and share. Be it knitting crochet, pottery, metal work, wood work, card crafts, painting, drawing, electronic geekery, sewing, textile art, printing to name but a few. So if you would like a spot to share a workshop in your craft  please do get in touch. I gave my first workshop in my tent at queerspirit. It’s fun to share our crafts!

We will also be open with paper and other art materials between workshops as a cosy place to meet and chat.   Come create the space with us. 

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* Decor / Artisans

Would you love to create an Art installation at the festival? Perhaps you love building gateways and arches or decorating trees?  If so you may be able to help us turn the magical festival site in to something even more amazing!

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* Energy circle

We have a dedicated group of magic workers who focus energies and enable, empower and protect the festival. This work goes on throughout the year held by this group and the individuals in it. If you would like to know more about our workings and are interested in joining one of our online circles we’d love to see you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


* Groups, activists

Part of what Queer Spirit is about is in raising awareness and bringing about change in the world.  If there is something you are passionate about in the LGBTQI+ / Queer world then do get in touch with us to talk about being a part of our campaigns area at the festival.

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* Performers, bands, comedy, cabaret, DJ's

Please read the following before applying –  it’s not the same as last year!

Queer Spirit is entirely volunteer-run, and has no budget to pay performers. If you make your living from performing, and you’re not interested in participating in what else QS has to offer, then this is probably not the festival for you.  QS is very different from mainstream music festivals and Pride events, and we prefer that performers attend the whole festival as far as possible. Please see other areas of the website to know what an extraordinary event it is.

Following feedback from and consideration of the 2023 festival, we may have to scale back and reduce the amount of performance, and somewhat increase DJ time, and therefore may be more selective than before. 

We especially welcome applications from emerging/up-and-coming performers, walkabout and acoustic performers, and DJs, all of whom must be prepared to perform in exchange for one festival ticket (including camping).


* Workshop facilitators, sacred magicians, ritual creators

A festival wouldn't be a festival without lots of things to do and so we are sending out a call to all that love to hold spaces, run workshops, offer rituals etc.


* Healers, therapists

The Healing Area

The healing area last year was a great success so we are planning a bigger, better one this year! It will be a quiet space with a workshop area, individual therapists offering a range of treatments and a place to retreat to when you need time out or space for reflection.


Festival Crew

As part of the festival we rely upon a great crew of people to cover things such as welfare, box office, information point etc. Enthusiasm and dedication are often just as important than previous experience and some training may be given.

Please note that if accepted you will be given a code number to register for your free ticket. Your place is only confirmed on completion of this registration.

Box Office

This team will take tickets, check people in and issue wristbands. They will ensure any under 18 wristbands have a contact number written on them. Wristbands must be issued to everyone. Security and stewards will also operate around the main gate and box office area to assist box office crew if required. The box office will be open from 10am to 10pm. We may have some ticket sales at the gate. We will also be selling programmes.

Shifts:
  Shifts: 4 x 4-hour shifts. Each person does 1 shift per day Thursday - Sunday
Food:
  1 meal per shift
Ticket:
  1 free ticket per person.
Arrival:

  Anytime from afternoon of Wed 14th to midday, Thur 15th August
Total hours worked:
  16 hours

Café team

Working in one of the festival cafés helping prepare and serve food to customers and washing up etc.

Shifts:
  4-hour shift. Each worker does 5 shifts, one each day of the festival.
Food:
  One meal per shift worked.
Ticket:
  1 free ticket per person.
Arrival:
   9am-11:30am, Thu 15th August
Departure:
   4:30pm onwards, Mon 19th August
Shifts:
   Shifts may be flexible depending on how many customers visit etc.
Total hours worked:
   Estimated 20 hours

Crew Catering

Working in the crew kitchen to provide meals for all crew that are entitled to it. This will involve chopping and peeling vegetables as well as washing up etc. You will work under the direction of the team lead who will do all the meal planning.
Team A will work before and after the festival. Arrive Monday morning (12th August) - set up the kitchen and work the shifts Mon-Weds breakfast. They will have the duration of the festival off, then work Mon (19th) and Tue (20th) and take down the crew kitchen. (approx 20 hours)
Team B will work during the festival (from Thu lunch to Monday evening) - 1 shift per day for 5 days. (approx 20 hours)

Shifts:
   4 hour shifts. Each person does 5 shifts in the kitchen. Team A will also be involved in setting up the kitchen and taking it down.
Food:
   One meal per shift worked.
Ticket:
   1 free ticket per person
Arrival:
   Team A, 8am Mon 12th August
   Team B, 10am Thu 15th August
Total hours worked:
   Approx 20 hours in the kitchen, then Team A will work additional hours involved of setting up and taking down the area.

Floating volunteers

This team will provide floating cover to the different team where necessary. It might involve doing a shift in the kitchen one day, then a shift with welfare and access the next, and a shift on the box office the day after, etc. Or it might involve doing all your shifts in one team if they are low on numbers.

Shifts:
   Expected to work flexible hours depending on what is needed, may include night shifts.
Food:
   Meals provided based on the team one works in. E.g. catering and welfare and access get one meal per shift worked, however meals are not provided for box office or info point shifts.
Ticket:
   1 free ticket per person
Arrival:
   9am Thu 15th August
Total hours worked:
   Estimated around 20 hours, though this may be slightly more or less depending on what team you are allocated to.

Info point/Village hall

The Information Point is a vital festival facility, located within the Village Hall which is the hearth and heart of the festival. This team provides first point of contact for people - welcoming folk, answering questions around workshops, the site, the programme and helping resolve issues. They look after the space, keep the drag tidy, look after the donation boxes and keep the hang out areas clean. 

Their role includes:

• Being a welcoming face for the Village Hall, holding space in the Village Hall, keeping it tidy.
• Helping people navigate the festival site, maintaining a large site plan, giving guidance on the programme, workshop schedules and updates. 
• Selling items from the performers table.
• Looking after any donated items, the donations box and cash boxes and emptying daily. 
• Being a help point, holding a radio to raise/resolve issues with the festival team, list of first-aiders, and a list of local services. 

Village Hall internal set up and pack down: a crew of 4 will be needed on Weds for set up and a crew of 4 on Mon for pack down.

Info point will be open daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Shifts:
   4.5 hour shifts. Each person does 3 shifts with 2 people per shift.
Food:
   No food vouchers with this role.
Ticket:
   1 free ticket per person
Arrival:
   Crew for set up 2pm Weds 14 August
   Rest of crew 8.30am on Thurs 15 August
Total hours worked:
   13.5 hours (including set up and pack down)

Production

The production team will run 24 hours a day having radio contact with the rest of the teams. They will manage issuing meal tickets to volunteers, be responsible for charging, holding and issuing radios to teams and offer support and coordination across the volunteer teams. Shift changes for stewards will happen in the production office and the production team will support with any hand over information between shifts.

Shifts:
   4-hour shift. Each person does 5 shifts. This will include night shifts
Food:
   No food vouchers with this role.
Ticket:
   1 free ticket per person
Arrival:
   1 person to arrive afternoon/evening Tue 13th
   1 person to arrive morning Wed 14th
   1 person to arrive afternoon Wed 14th
   Others to arrive  afternoon/evening Wed 14th
Total hours worked:
   20 hours

Site crew

Site crew will work on either setup or takedown of the festival. During the festival they will be responsible for general maintenance (including footpath lighting, area markers etc), fire & wood maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of sites toilets, sinks, showers and sauna and for litter collection/recycling control. They will also be responsible for fire control. Festival site crew team will work in conjunction with sites own crew.

Team A will work all day Mon and Tue (12th & Tue 13th) and most of Weds (14th) (approx 30 hours)

Team B will work Mon (19th) afternoon, all day Tue (20th) and Wed (21st)

Both teams will be ‘on-call’ throughout the festival for emergency maintenance issues (Thu - Mon). Individuals will also be given specific tasks/areas to be responsible for, e.g. toiles, recycling etc. each day (approx 1 hour of work per day)

Shifts:
   Expected to work flexible hours including some on-call.
Food:
   3 meals per person per day for entire festival including set up & take down.
Ticket:
   1 free ticket per person.
Arrival:
   Team A - 9am, Mon 12th August
   Team B - midday, Thu 15th August
Total hours worked:
   Estimated maximum of 40 hours.

Stewards

As stewards we are the eyes and ears of the festival. This is a highly rewarding and interesting role that may have us working all over the festival site. 
Armed with a good knowledge of what’s on and where everything is onsite we are visible to the public and ready to answer any questions and give directions as may be necessary. We may also be tasked with escalating any issues to the relevant personnel that may arise in terms of health and safety as we are often a first point of call for the public.
We will be required to volunteer around 20 hours of our time over the festival period. In return for our service we get free entry and a meal for each shift will be provided.
Stewards are required to arrive before midday on the day before the festival opens to the public, so that some basic training can be given.

Come join Team Stewards and let’s help give them the time of their lives. Peter Pan, Steward Co-creator,  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welfare & Accessibility teams

These teams will be responsible for providing 24 hour access and welfare support. This includes looking after the welfare of all at festival (including crew etc.) Liaise and back up stewards and security when necessary. The welfare team will have group peer supervision with an option to have one to one supervision at any point during the festival if they feel this is required. Welfare team are not expected to deal with anything medical - there will be on call first aiders available for that. Welfare area will consist of one gazebo and an enclosed private tent and will be situated at one end of the accessible camping area. 
For accessibility/access requirements, it is assumed that this information will have been communicated to us prior to the festival, but it may be that extra requirements will come up during the festival. This will include supporting people putting up their tents, orienting people to the site, assisting people with access needs.
You will need to be available for a training day prior to the festival, date and location TBC.

Shifts:
   6-hour shift. Each person does 5 shifts which may include night shifts.
Food:
   1 meal voucher per shift worked
Ticket:
   1 free ticket per person.
Arrival:
   9am-midday, Thu 15th August.
   Total hours worked:
   30 hours (plus training day TBC.)

Drivers

We are looking for van drivers to assist before, during and after the festival. The roles are shown below. In addition you will need to log and record mileage and fuel use so we can reimburse you.

* 4-Wheel vehicle
We are looking for a 4-wheel drive driver who has their own 4-wheel drive vehicle. You will be moving items around the site for festival duration, including helping with access needs. Flexible hours for the duration of the festival; all day Thu and Monday, then for all other days check in each day with production office to see what needs doing- approx 1.5 hours other days.

* Van driver
You will need to own a large van (around 11m3) and will use this for picking up ‘tat’ before the festival - driving to the core team's homes to pick up items from there and other locations, then taking it back afterwards. You will also be required to assist site crew during the festival.

Number:
2 people - 1 with a 4-wheel drive, 1 with a van.

Shifts:
   Expected to work flexible hours to fit around festival programme as well as before and after the festival.
Food:
   No food vouchers with this role.
Ticket:
   1 free ticket per person.
Arrival:
   4-wheel driver: 9am - midday, Thu 15th August
   Van driver: to be available for the weekend before the festival and then arrive on site by 10am on Monday 12th August
Total hours worked:
   Estimated maximum of 20 hours 4-wheel driver, 40 hours van driver.

Please do get in contact with us now if this interests you.


* Something else...

If there is something you feel you can offer to the festival that is not listed above, please do get in touch with us as we would love to hear from you!

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