Festival volunteering- the Oxfam experience

With winter well and truly upon us, festival season could not feel further away, but nothing cures the January blues better than making summer plans, and for me, summer = festivals. Credit: Oxfam Despite their wonderful traits- of which there are many, going to big name festivals is becoming increasingly expensive. Although events such as T in the Park, Bestival and Reading & Leeds offer great value for money in terms of the amount of acts performing, a treasured ticket to one of summer’s highlights comes at a hefty price tag. With most of the main contenders…

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Festival advice if you’re off to Europe

I’m not trying to insult your intelligence with this one, I promise. Some (maybe even all) of this advice will seem like common sense but it’s surprisingly easy to forget when you’re all caught up in excitement and drunkenness at your first European festival. Trust me, I would know. I’ve made 99.9% of these mistakes, plus a few more. Despite all of this I’ve always been lucky enough to have an amazing experience at European festivals and hopefully you should be just as lucky! Here are some of my mistakes that I’ve generously learnt for you to provide some simple,…

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European festivals: key to summer on a budget

Tomorrowland, Belgium Despite the fact that Britain’s attempts are often pitiful, summer is undoubtedly the best season of the year and there is absolutely no reason your summer should have to suffer just because you’re on a shoestring student budget. One of the many downfalls of being a skint student is that it can be difficult to get excited about summer when you can’t afford to fill it with back-to-back festivals and a package holiday. You’ve reached the point where you can’t afford a “cheeky Nandos” let alone a “cheeky trip to Maga with the gals…

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