Volunteering is a great way to see a different side to a festival and experience the excitement of the festival season. It gives you the opportunity to meet new like-minded people, have a great time and gain valuable experience for other major music festivals around the world.

Volunteers will play a big part in creating the energetic atmosphere at Zooquarium by helping the festival goers get the most out of our festival, and stage management teams function smoothly.

What you get when you volunteer:

  • A free ticket to enjoy the festival before or after your shift
  • Time to see great bands
  • Training

Volunteers have to be 18 or over on the day of the festival, and need to be available for the entire 6.5-hour shift. If you are energetic, enthusiastic, dynamic and up for some fun, these are the exciting volunteer opportunities up for grabs:

  • Event Stewarding
  • Ticketing
  • Be the main point of contact for one of our Zooquarium-themed stages:
    • Sunset Stage – Main Stage
    • The Grazing Ground – Market Place
    • Lounge Lizard Stage – Studio Theatre
    • Journey to the Deep Stage – Second stage
    • The Rat Hole – Green room
  • Or perhaps you have an idea of something you would like to contribute to the festival…

If you’re interested in getting involved in Zooquarium, email yaz.norris@hpcharity.co.uk to find out more information.


We are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to be part of the festival team in the week prior the event from the 10th – 15th July, to assist with all elements of the production. This could include helping look after the bands, promoting the event leafleting, creating last minute signage, festival admin and helping the technical team. There will be something for everybody to get involved in.

Email yaz.norris@hpcharity.co.uk for more details.


A work placement is a fantastic way to learn ‘behind the scenes’ skills of a creative music festival. It’s also a great way to be more involved in experiencing and organising a festival.

By joining our team through a work placement you’ll meet and work with other like-minded people, gain in-depth festival training, experience and contacts and have a fantastic time that you’ll never forget!

Each placement role is different in interest and skills so have a look through the opportunities and see what takes your fancy. Email yaz.norris@hpcharity.co.uk for an application form to apply.

What you get when you do a work placement:

  • A free ticket
  • Time to see great bands
  • Training in your role

Placements need to be available for all of the shifts and training sessions on the lead up to and during the festival day.


Marketing Assistant placement – If you are interested in learning about the marketing side of putting on a music festival, then this placement could be for you. Work alongside our marketing team and spread the word!

Full full details, click here: Marketing Assistant Placements


If you’re interested in sound, lighting rigging and testing this one is for you. There are four spaces available to support our Technical team in all aspects of the festival production with the main stage.

There are two roles:

  • 2 Front of House technicians, who will set-up and continue checks with rigging and testing the stage sound and lighting, and running.
  • 2 Stage Assistants who will check the mics, amps, and conduct line checks for any problems, and running.

You’ll receive one hour a week training for 8 weeks on the lead up to the festival to learn about the roles in relation to the Pier, in preparation to putting your learning into practice during the event. For this you’ll receive a certificate of attendance.

Click here for full details:

Production Technicians Placements


Capture and share images of the young people amongst the busy, energetic and creative festival! You’ll gain an access to all areas pass to photograph all artists and acts across the festival stages and attractions, backstage activity, the Pier itself, and continued organisation and management.

As part of your placement you’ll edit and post-produce your photographs with the opportunity for training, and in preparation for them to be used in our online digital archive. They may also be used for future exhibitions, to promote future music festival on the Pier and as evidence for future funding bids.

Click here for full details:

Photography Placements