Volunteer applications are due no later than June 19th, 2020

CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Application

SubOctave volunteers & staff are the backbone of the festival, and the driving force behind its success. We literally cannot do it without you! Many thanks to the fantastic people who give their time and passion to make SubO a great place to be. If you are interested in joining our team, please read all the information on this page carefully before submitting your application.

Benefits to being on the crew:

  • Low Cost Admittance to festival (upon completion of scheduled shifts, your pre-paid crew deposit is refunded).
  • Arrive early and watch the festival come to life. (for those on pre-fest shifts)
  • Free SubOctave Crew shirt (to be worn during your work shift)
  • One meal voucher per 6 hr work shift.
  • Being a part of something special and playing a big part in everyone’s great time.
  • Memories to last a lifetime



For all volunteer crew members, there is a pre-paid Volunteer Crew Ticket deposit of $150 (includes a non-refundable $30 fee) Upon completion of your 12 work hours, we will refund $120 within 10 days of the festival ending. This deposit is in place to ensure that crew members complete the required 12 hours of work. Your deposit is also your ticket; you must purchase your SubOctave Volunteer Crew ticket online, and bring it with you to the festival. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CANCELLATIONS: We hope this won’t apply but if you do have to cancel PLEASE email volunteer@suboctavemusicfestival.com ASAP. The more notice you can give us, the better. The $30 fee is non-refundable.  Any cancellations made after July 6th are not eligible for a deposit refund. For those that cancel after this date, deposits are kept to cover administrative costs associated with last minute changes to hiring and scheduling.




SubOctave Music Festival is a 24 hour festival, there are day and night shifts available. It is imperative that you arrive to your shift well rested, on time, and SOBER.  You must be prepared for the work situation and the weather, wearing any equipment that is assigned to you. You are responsible for maintaining enough rest, food and water to complete all of your shifts.  You must work in a safe manner and abide by all workplace regulations.  You must attend a crew orientation meeting during your check-in at the Volunteer Tent (located at the front gate). Check in is 20 minutes PRIOR to your shift. Be sure you sign in and out for all of your shifts at the Volunteer Tent!  YOU WON’T GET CREDIT FOR YOUR HOURS IF YOU DON’T CHECK IN AND OUT at the Front Gate.


Crew members receive one meal voucher upon CHECK OUT after their shift (redeemable at any of the food vendors). You should start your shift with snacks and a full water bottle to take to your post. Above all, please think ahead to make sure you have the nourishment your body needs while you’re on shift.


Whether it’s the scorching heat of mid-day or a torrential rainstorm, changes in weather can happen quickly. Pack for all types of outdoor conditions including warm water-proof shoes, extra socks, sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear and a good hat for sun or rain. Comfort is the key to staying happy and healthy on the farm. IMPORTANT NOTES – All crew must wear closed toe shoes while on shift NO SANDALS.