Festival Too organisers hope to recruit much-needed stewards for this summer’s event with an open day in King’s Lynn tomorrow (Saturday).
The free festival, now in its 34th year, is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, attracting thousands of people to Lynn town centre over three weekends each year.
Volunteer stewards play a key role in keeping crowds in the Tuesday Market Place safe while acting as ambassadors and points of contact for people needing information on the night.
The open day is being held at the Duke’s Head Hotel in Lynn from noon to 4pm tomorrow and it’s hoped as many people as possible will get involved.
Committee member Mike Healey said the event would also give people the chance to meet the faces behind Festival Too.
“Stewards really do play a vital role within the festival,” Mr Healey said.
“They are the eyes and ears of the security team, they greet people and give out information.
“Training is given and being a volunteer also looks fantastic on your CV.”
Help is needed during the weekends of Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, and Fridays and Saturdays of July 5 and 6 and July 12 and 13.
A pool of around 30 stewards is required each year. Volunteers do not need to work each night, but they must be community-minded, level-headed and over the age of 16.
The festival is organised entirely by volunteers who must raise more than £100,000 a year to make it possible.
Headline acts in the past have included Human League, Beverley Knight, KT Tunstall, Heaven 17 and The Vamps.
This year’s line-up is yet to be announced, but Mr Healey said it promised to be one of the best yet.
Festival Too chairman Mark Stanford added: “We can’t run the festival without stewards so their help is massively appreciated.
“The festival is a fantastic event to be involved in. We can’t wait to reveal the music and entertainment we have lined-up this year.”
Anyone attending tomorrow’s event will need photo ID and proof of their address.
For more information, call Mr Healey on 07960 014704 or email email@example.com