Volunteer Interviews

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With our Volunteer application deadline tomorrow [info here] we spoke to a couple of past Supersonic Volunteers to find out what they had to say about their festival experience…

 

GUSHI SOHAL

What compelled you to Volunteer with us in the first place?

I was interested in working with Supersonic because I like a lot of bands Capsule host. & Supersonic is a fun atmosphere.

Tell us about your Supersonic Volunteer experience:

My experience of Supersonic has always been enjoyable & fuelled by samosas.  I’ve met a lot of like minded people, get to see friends I don’t usually see on a regular basis & watch so many bands.

How have you used this experience outside the Festival?

Whilst working at the festival  I was able to network, so I have been able to use this experience to further my professional career.

Who are you excited about at Supersonic 2017?

The Space Lady! Dorcha, Xylorious White… Too many to chose from!

KRISTIAN CLARK

What compelled you to Volunteer with us in the first place?

I had visited the festival on two occasions and just loved the experience, the vibe was really friendly and the people were all great, as soon as i noticed the call for volunteers i knew i wanted to be a part of it.

Tell us about your Supersonic Volunteer experience:

My first year volunteering i felt nervous at first but once i met Sean and the rest of the Capsule team I was instantly put at ease. The team are so friendly and they care about everyone having a great weekend, wether you are a punter or a volunteer, they really looked after us all. It was also great that I got to meet a lot of the artists who performed at the festival, there was a real community spirit to it all, where the artist were genuinely grateful to us for giving our time to help run the festival. 

How have you used this experience outside the Festival?

I have gone on to work at other festivals/events around the UK since my first time volunteering at Supersonic. Including Tusk Festival in my home town and some dates on tour with Test Dept.

Who are you excited about at Supersonic 2017?

There’s so much to look forward to as ever…

Richard Dawson playing with a full band! (don’t miss it!)

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (also essential, don’t forget the buckfast)

Princess Nokia (super excited to see Princess Nokia, dat girl is a tomboy!)

Ex-Easter Island Head Large Ensemble (beautiful)

Casual Nun (just got into these, love em, can’t wait to see them live)

Grey Hairs (just class, big fan of this lot)

Laura Cannell (excited to see Laura Cannell again!)

ZONAL!? (Kevin Martin & Justin Broadrick collaborating again! should be Mega)

Supersonic always get it right,  I love that every time I visit I don’t know half of the line-up, but always go home with a new favourite band or 6! 

WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT SUPERSONIC 2017?

YOU HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW TO APPLY!

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SUPERSONIC VOLUNTEER CALL OUT!

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***WE STILL NEED A HANDFUL OF VOLUNTEERS TO COVER A FEW MORE SHIFTS ACROSS THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND***

APPLY NOW!!!

Capsule’s internationally renowned festival runs 16th-18th June 2017 and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.

Supersonic has secured its experimental reputation with over 14 years of consistently innovative and explosive concoctions of visual installations, films, exhibitions and music. Guaranteed to open your eyes and ears to music and art outside the predictable genre labels and familiar performance spaces.

You will be part of an ever growing, friendly community of music and art lovers helping to maintain the values of bringing the extraordinary to curious audiences in an all inclusive way. This is will be an invaluable experience into how a festival runs but not only that, you’ll be contributing to something truly Superspecial whilst making friends along the way!

We need a dedicated team of volunteers to help deliver Supersonic over the festival weekend (16th -18th June ) and also in the run up to the festival (early June onwards).

  • We would like every volunteer to commit to 15 hours over the weekend
  • Volunteers must be over 18 years old

This year we are on the lookout for people for the following roles:

Artist Liason/Box Office
Hospitality/Site Set up
Merch/Promotion

If you are interested in being involved – please fill out the application form [here]

***NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 5th***

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“I volunteered at Supersonic as it seemed a great way to meet people & see plenty of the bands on the roster.

I had a cracking time working with the other volunteers, and meeting some lovely people (Michael Rother was a treat). Plus, Capsule really deserves our help as they consistently puts on some of the best live shows around.”
Ben Martin – volunteer 2010

SUPERSONIC NEEDS YOU!

Capsule’s internationally renowned festival runs 21-23 October 2011 and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.

We need a dedicated team of volunteers to help deliver Supersonic over the festival weekend (21-23 October) and also in the run up to the festival (early October onwards).

The festival is small enough for everyone involved as a volunteer to gain an overview of how the festival works, and to give real input and value. We expect a minimum of 12 hours over the festival period in exchange for a weekend wristband.

In addition to festival volunteers, we are also seeking a small team of professional quality photographers to help us document the festival.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in volunteering for Supersonic Festival, please click here to download the application form.

Completed application forms should be emailed to volunteer[at]capsule.org.uk before Friday 23 September 2011. Please mark in the subject line of the email VOLUNTEER or PHOTOGRAPHER.

The first volunteer meeting will take place on Monday 26 September, 7pm where you will be able to find out more about the festival and meet the team.

NB/ unfortunately we can only consider applicants who are 18 years old and over.

 

 

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