Stewards – Nights

Stewarding teams contribute to the smooth running of the weekend and help to provide the public face of the festival. They are often the first people that festivalgoers meet when they arrive onsite, so good stewards have a really important part to play.


As the name suggests this involves working throughout the night on all five nights of the festival starting Thursday night and finish on Tuesday morning, keeping Greenbelters safe and securing the site itself!

You will work in pairs, providing stewarding across the site. This will mean you will spend much of your shift walking around the site. During the night you will be rotated on regular basis, you will be required to work in radio contact at all times and you may need to respond to incidents as they arise, in consultation with your area leader.

This can be a rewarding area to work in as it means that after a mornings sleep you can get to see what you want during the rest of the day and early evening.


Night stewards are permitted on site from the Wednesday before the festival, after mid-day, so please do not try to turn up earlier. Also, remember that any others in your group who are not volunteers will be restricted to stay in the campsite until the start of the festival on Friday. Access to other areas of the festival site will not be permitted. On arrival, we will need to know names and numbers so that correct passes can be issued if needed. If you have any questions, please e-mail the stewarding address.

Training and Briefing Sessions:

Training sessions are for all stewards and must be attended. If you have not been to Greenbelt before as a steward you will also need to attend the basic stewards training.

The sessions will take part before the Festival opens at various times on Thursday and Friday. They will include important information about the emergency services on site.

in addition, each stewarding area will have its own briefing sessions. The briefing sessions must be attended by all stewards.