Banner artwork for New V Festival, RiZE Festival

Free RiZE Festival Tickets: exclusive free entry guide

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 RiZE Festival tickets.

RiZE Festival takes place on the same weekend and at the same location as the now-defunct V Festival South. The two-day event will take place over Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August. The so-called ‘New V Fest’ is set to feature headline sets from Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics, alongside James Bay, Bastille, and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. If you don’t fancy RiZE Festival volunteering, tickets are still available, with prices ranging from £60 – £180 dependent on the length of your stay.

How to: get free RiZE Festival tickets

Volunteering with Hotbox Events

Fans can secure free tickets to RiZE Festival in return for volunteering with Hotbox Events. 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!

Shifts are allocated in the order deposits are paid, so the sooner you apply, the better. In it’s first year, the festival is a new addition to the volunteering opportunities available with Hotbox Events, who also offer spots at Download, Latitude, Leeds, and Reading. Hotbox volunteers fulfil a unique role, providing general advice, information, and assistance to those that need it.

In return for free RiZE Festival tickets, volunteers are required to complete three 8 hour shifts across the weekend. Applicants are able to specify which shifts they would prefer, in order to ensure they get to see their favourite artists’ performances. A refundable deposit of £95-£145 is required, which is returned 30 days after the festival. Conveniently, a single deposit can be used for free entry to multiple festivals, potentially giving you access to four amazing weekends totally free of charge.

Hotbox claim that each year, over half of their volunteers join them alone the first time, then return each year to meet up with friends they’ve made volunteering. You can find their application form for this year on their official website.

Artists you can see for free RiZE Festival volunteering

See these artists with a free RiZE Festival ticket from Hotbox Events

Other ways to get free RiZE Festival tickets

As of yet, we are unaware of any other organisations offering free entry to RiZE Festival . 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.