The work will consist of building up and taking down the festival. During the festival – you will not work and you will have time to enjoy the music, the ambience and the party. The festival lasts Thursday to Saturday night (the 18.-20. July).
Building up and taking the festival site is manual work, and you will be a part of the Musik i Lejet site coordination crew. Experience with handtools (hammer, screwdriver etc.) is not a requirement, but definitely an advantage. You will work as a Work Camp group among other groups. In total, there are 80-200 volunteers each day at the site, who mostly come from local cultural organizations or sports associations. The work you will be during shift from day-to-day, as the festival site changes. One day you paint, another day you set up a bar, the backstage, the stage and so on.
As a part of the festival-site-coordination-crew we all work the same hours 9:00 am – 17:00 pm. There will be breaks during the day.
Every day you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together with all the site coordination crew, including the work camp. Therefore you quickly get to know one another. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. We often refer to the site coordination crew as a big family – because there is a certain feeling to making something together and depending on one another.
All participants will be accommodated at the local school in Tisvildeleje. There will be indoor housing in the classrooms with up to 6 peple in each room. We will provide mattresses, but you will have to bring your own sleeping bag.
The cooks at the festival site will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all the days during your stay except the three days when the festival is going on.
You will not work during the festival, and there will not be provided food for you. You can buy food at the festival or cook in the kitchen at the school.
Both at the festival site and at the school there are bathroom facilities, shower and so on. There is of course also the big sea just by the festival site – so you can also take a swim ☺
Tisvildeleje is a very small, cozy town. It is just by the sea and the forrest, so you can enjoy taking a run, a walk in the woods and take a swim in the sea. At the school, there is table tennis, and a yard where you can play football or basket. We will also have a projector, so you can watch movies on a big screen at bed time.
Musik i Lejet is a non-profit organisation that consists of three fulltime employees and around 1800 volunteers. The music festival is situated by the beach in Tisvildeleje and founded in 2009. The festival has three main stages, which represents new tendencies within the Danish scene of indie and electro-rock. The festival is based on volunteer work and donates the surplus to charity and other nonprofit organisations.
Get a feeling of the festival by watching this video of Musik I Lejet:
A motivational letter is required. Please write 1/2 a page about, explaining why you are motivated to attend
It is an advantage if you know how to use a hammer, a paint brush or a screwdriver, and that you have a mentality where you like things to happen.
Most of the work will be outdoor, so bring clothing which is fit for outdoor work, and rain clothing in case that it rains.
English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best!