Stewarding FAQs

What will I be doing?

We need stewards to sell tickets, man the venue doors, to assist the artists, to give directions and information, as merchandise sellers, to help the PA crew, basically to help with every part of the festival! We will brief you fully and train you on the job. We are looking for a mix of experienced stewards and people who’ve never stewarded before.

Where will I be working?

The festival will be taking part in venues across the city centre, with events happening at Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, St Barnabas Church, Quakers Meeting House, Blue Room @St Aldates Tavern, and Blackwells in the Norrington Rooms . You'll be told in advance which venues you'll be working at - they're all within a short walk from each other.

General Information

We have secured a discount code for the YHA Oxford, with the following details:YHA Logo CMYK green

The code to enter during the booking process will be: OXFOLK-018
Booking period: 12/10/17 – 22/04/18
Arrival period: 20/04/18 – 22/04/18
Discount: 10% off accommodation only

All the venues are a short walk from Oxford Railway Station. The Park & Ride buses stop close to all venues.

There is disabled access to all venues, with the exception of the Blue Room at St Aldates Tavern. If you have any requirements we need to know about when allocating your shifts, please note them on the application form.

Where can I find out more?

Keep an eye on the Folk Weekend website and join us on Facebook and Twitter for the line up and all the latest news.

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