Festival Work Experience

Get connected to the festival circuit

Covid-19 and festivals

The COVID-19 crisis has meant that many festivals in 2020 have been cancelled or postponed.

Due to the uncertainty of the situation caused by the spread of the coronavirus, many festivals cannot announce new dates for the moment. But they will be back, that is for sure, and so will our festival work experience programme!



How would you like to help set up, run and even perform at some of the world’s best-known music festivals like Glastonbury, The Great Escape and 2000trees?

Here at BIMM, we give you the opportunity to see how a festival really works.

Our festival partnerships include:

  • Glastonbury
  • The Great Escape
  • 2000trees
  • Brighton Pride
  • Barn on the Farm
  • Twisted Village
  • Brighton Festival

We also work with festivals in Germany such as Reeperbahn Festival. This provides the perfect opportunity for our BIMM Institute Berlin and BIMM Institute Hamburg students to get involved.


"I met such great, like-minded people working at the festivals. It was amazing to meet people who could teach me more about the music industry. The experience also allowed me to network — through working at Truck Festival I made a few new contacts, one of which even helped me secure a month's work experience at Decca Records. I had the best time working at the music festivals!”
Georgie Mills, BIMM alumna

We offer festival work experience placements that complement your chosen course and discipline – and give you the edge when it comes to applying for internships and jobs after you graduate.

You’ll get to know the people working there, make new industry connections and see how large-scale festivals are put together.

Whether it’s on Worthy Farm, down near Newquay or deep in a forest in the Cotswolds, you could be performing on stage or working behind the scenes – and simultaneously soaking up invaluable real-life experiences.

You’ll also get to be in the vicinity of the best bands in the world as well as have the chance to completely immerse yourself in music for three to five days. Sounds like the dream, right?

My Festival Experience

Don’t just take our word for it, of course. Hear from the students themselves who have volunteered for placements and reaped the benefits of working on the festival circuit.

What work experience opportunities are available?

Our placements include roles such as:

  • Site office manager
  • Production assistant
  • Artist liaison
  • Accreditation assistant
  • Stage management
  • Front of house (FOH) engineering
  • Backline technician
  • Performance-based opportunities
  • And many more

"My favourite work experience has to be The Great Escape... Mainly because it was my chance to show what I can do and put all the knowledge I have learnt so far at BIMM into practice."
Danielle Reginiano, Music Business

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