Festival Staff

Festival Staff – London, UK and Overseas

To host the perfect festival you need the perfect festival staff. That’s where we come in.


Pitman’s People have worked on events with capacities of up to 500,000 attendees. We’ve been working in the events industry since 2001 and have supplied passionate teams of Event personnel since 2009. Our staff have assisted on occasions ranging from Glastonbury to London Fashion Week, the Freeze Festival to the London VET Show.


The festival staff we offer include: Waiters, Hosts, Bar Staff, Marshalls, Stewards, Site Security, First Aiders, Door Supervisors, Brand Ambassadors, Promotional Staff, Registration Staff, Sampling Staff, Canvassers, Leaflet Distributors, Data Capture Staff, Costumed Characters and Multi-lingual Event Staff and many more!


At Pitman’s People we only supply festival staff who have a proven work history. All our have been trained on procedures and policies by our in-house trainer. In case that’s not enough, we also guarantee that all festival staff working as security are qualified by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

We work differently to our industry peers. We have unique internal training and promotions systems. Our festival staff are enthusiastic, trustworthy and utterly reliable .

Get in touch to see how we can help with your Festival Staff needs.

“At London Oktoberfest we have been really pleased with the professionalism and dedication that the Pitman’s People staff have continuously demonstrated during our two year engagement. Pitman’s staff are courteous and respectful, even when the guests are besides themselves with beer and revelry! The customer service that Pitman’s People provide is more than any business person can ask for and we are looking forward to working with them again, for the success of London Oktoberfest is partially due to the help that Pitman’s People provide.”

Hallie Barrows, London Oktoberfest

FAQs – Pitman’s People Festival Staff

What is the minimum time I can book Pitman’s People Festival Staff for?

The minimum time is half a day: 5 hours min pay

Some staff companies charge for a crew chief. Do you charge for this also?

For larger teams we send a Team Leader with our staff. We charge a slightly higher hourly rate for Team Leaders, depending on experience.

Do your Festival Staff have a uniform and the right safety clothes?

Yes, Staff will dress accordingly to the clients requirements. Depending on the event our staff wear company branded t-shirts, fleeces, shorts, trousers, ties, steel-toe cap boots and high-visibility jackets.

Where do you operate?

Pitman’s People operate all over the United Kingdom and Europe. The company is located in central London

Some staffing companies don’t have transport, do Pitman’s People?

Yes, we have two company vans & various sized minibuses

Do you have a 24 hour hotline in case we experience problems?

Yes we do. The Event Staffing Consultant is on call 24/7 – 020 3651 3330

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We’ve supplied Festival Staff to the following events:

  • Love box
  • Glastonbury
  • V Festival
  • Global Gathering
  • Party in The Park
  • T in the Park
  • London Fashion Week

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Festival Staff Job Vacancies


Pitman’s People specialise in building marquees and event structures and we’re recruiting for new marquee, event and labour crews.

Be part of some fantastic events around the UK! Last year we worked on the London Olympics 2012, Wimbledon, F1, V-festival, Wireless festival, LFW and the Chelsea flower show.

We are offering 2 – 6 months temporary festival staff work over the summer /seasonal contracts (April-December) and at the end of the season possible full time contracts to successful candidates could be offered. Whether you’re looking for a short term contract or a career, Pitman’s People welcomes the right candidates.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Being part of a successful team
  • Meet new self-motivated people like yourself
  • Working in some fantastic locations
  • Work towards becoming a crew chief
  • Weekly pay
  • A career opportunity
  • Training provided
  • Work an average of 40 – 70+ hours per week


  • You must be physically fit
  • Prepared for hard work
  • Willing to work long hours (10-14 hour days)
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Work well as a team player
  • CSCS card a bonus
  • Full Legal right to work in the UK (No Student Visas)
  • You will need to have your own steel toe cap boots

This is a great career opportunity for people to learn new skills, to learn a new trade or just have an enjoyable festival staff job for 6 months. There is a clear progression scheme and we are committed to training and investing in you.

Starting rate for no experience is £8.10 p/h. This is reviewed at the end of your trial period of 200 hours.

Rates range from £8.10 – £13.00 p/h.

Expected weekly earnings of between £250 – £450 + per week depending on hours worked.

Get in touch now to find out more