Are you a music fan? What type of music do you listen to? What concerts are on your tick list this summer? Are you going to road trip to any music festivals? Have you considered pursuing a summer job or even a career in the music festival and concert niche? You should.
According to Billboard.com, 32 million people go to music festivals every year. Umbel.com says that in 2014, the “five biggest music festivals combined grossed more than $183 million in ticket sales in 2014 not including sponsorships or merchandise, food and alcohol sales.” Music festivals are big business and these fun events are hiring right now.
Music festivals wouldn’t exist without the hard work of people like you. There’s so much going on behind the scenes of every successful music festival and concert – and it all starts long before the bands go out on stage. Whether you want to work with the band, help promote the show, make sure everything runs smoothly, or just get to go to the show for free, working in the music festival niche is a great place to get your foot in the door of this exciting industry.
Do you want to find music festival jobs? Try to search for gigs like these:
- Ticket Sales
- Web Developers
- Parking Attendants
- Sponsorship Coordinators
- Brand Ambassadors
- Sound Technicians
If you’re keen to work at a music festival, here are a few that may hire you:
- Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival 2016 – September 2-4, 2016 – Seattle, Washington
- GlastonBury Music Festival 2016 – June 22-26, 2016 – Glastonbury, England
- Lollapalooza 2016 – July 28-31 – Chicago, Illinois
- Vans Warped Tour 2016 – June 24-August 13, 2016 – Multiple Locations
- Sasquatch Music Festival 2016 – Memorial Day Weekend – Quincy, Washington
- Coachella 2016 – April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2016 – Indio, California
- Austin City Limits 2016 – September 30-October 2 and October 7-9, 2016 – Austin, Texas
- Bonaroo 2016 – June 9-12 – Manchester, Tennessee
It takes a lot to put on a music festival. Be a part of the event and enjoy the show. See you there!