Free WOMAD tickets

Free WOMAD 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 WOMAD tickets.

Join the ‘UK Music Festival Volunteers & Staff Community’ group on Facebook!

It’s a great place to share advice between organisations and across the hundreds of different festivals in the UK each summer. It’ll be a great place to find volunteering opportunities and paid work at your favourite festivals. A group to swap shifts to see your favourite bands and find out about the shortcuts into the arena which you’re allowed to use but just don’t know about! Visit the Volunteers & Staff Facebook group then check out your options for WOMAD below.


WOMAD takes place from 25th to 30th July 2018. Free entry opportunities are primarily offered by Oxfam, who will be offering roles for stewards, campaigners, and shop volunteers.

How to: Get free weekend wristbands for WOMAD

Volunteering with Oxfam

Oxfam offer free entry to WOMAD in return for working three eight hour shifts. A refundable deposit of £220 is payable, which will be returned provided all shifts are completed as promised. In addition to free WOMAD tickets, Oxfam volunteers are provided with secure camping, hot tea & coffee, phone charging, and one meal token per shift.

The roles available with Oxfam include checking wristbands at the main entrance and the arena entrance, wristband exchanges, disability viewing platforms, and stewarding within the arena. Shop volunteers are also required, who will work a different shift pattern, usually every day of the event. Shop volunteers have first access to the awesome clothing sold in the festival Oxfam charity shop, which is known to stockpile the best Oxfam charity shop donations from across the country.

Check out Oxfam’s application system on their official website.

Other ways to get free WOMAD tickets

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

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