Most music festivals offer free entry in return for various types of volunteering, selling tickets to friends, through paid work at the event, and by countless other means. Check out our exclusive guide to securing free Creamfields tickets.
The Creamfields lineup for 2018 was recently unveiled, and the event will play hosts to acts including Rudimental, Jamie Jones, Annie Mac, Andy C, and Pete Tong. The Cheshire based event is within 30 minutes of both Manchester and Liverpool, and with a capacity of over 60,000, is the largest dance music festival within the UK. Creamfields events have also taken place abroad in recent years, with festivals held in Cambodia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and Paraguay, among others.
How to: get free Creamfields tickets
Volunteering with FESTAFF
Fans can secure free tickets to Creamfields in return for volunteering with FESTAFF. Volunteers will be required to complete three eight hour shifts over the weekend of the event, and in return will be given a full weekend wristband absolutely free!
The volunteering roles available at the Warrington dance festival include bar work, wristband checking, and information personnel. Specific shifts are not confirmed until on site, in contrast to other festival volunteering organisations who often confirm your shifts in advance. This would allow you to plan your weekend and ensure you see your favourite bands.
However, one big advantage of volunteering with FESTAFF is they only charge a £20 deposit to applicants, which is refunded on site. Whilst they do charge a £15 administration fee on top, other volunteering organisations can charge deposits of up to £200 which may not be refunded for months after the event.
To apply for free Creamfields tickets, in return for three shifts of volunteering, head to the FESTAFF website and fill out the online application form. You’ll also be able to apply for free entry to other festivals including Bestival, Kendal Calling, and the Isle of Wight Festival.
Those volunteering with FESTAFF for free Creamfields tickets will also be given free staff car parking passes, and are advised all staff and volunteers will be subject to a police search on arrival. As you might expect, the nation’s premier electronic music event is somewhat keen on recreational drugs, something Chester Constabulary are keen to impede. Volunteers are required on site from 5pm Wednesday 22nd August until 5pm Monday 27th August, arriving before and staying later than most of the festival’s regular guests.
The Creamfields 2018 lineup poster: see it alongside hundreds of others in our lineup poster calendar.
Other ways to get free Creamfields tickets
As of yet, we are unaware of any other organisations offering free entry to Creamfields . This page will be updated should further opportunities become available. All festivals require thousands of paid staff, most of which will be granted a free ticket to the event. Check with local temporary work agencies and you may find something you love.