WE WANT YOU (to Volunteer for Northside)


Northside is almost upon us, and we’re ready to take over Williamsburg and Greenpoint for the sixth year running. But we’re going to need an army of volunteers to make that happen. Volunteers are an integral part of the festival’s success, ensuring that things run smoothly throughout Brooklyn’s busiest week in the music, film, art and innovation divisions of the festival. Oh, hey, here’s a cool thing: Volunteers who work two shifts will receive a Northside Festival Premium badge. In case you’re better with numbers, that’s a $275 value for a few hours of your time helping to put on Brooklyn’s largest discovery festival.

What will you be doing? Volunteers are mainly responsible for managing the door at every show to make sure that the proper number of badge-holders is permitted inside each venue, but there are a ton of other positions available. Cinephiles are welcome to help out with our fifth annual Film Festival. Techies are invited to get their wires crossed at our Innovation panels or the Northside Trade Show in McCarren park. You can also help lead the charge at Northside HQ at McCarren Park, building gift bags, stocking green rooms for bands, and hanging out with the coolest festival staff in the world (or at least, like, in North Brooklyn?).

What does a Premium badge get me? Your Premium badge (the upper echelon of badges) will grant you access on a first-come, first-served basis to every show taking place during the festival, in addition to all Northside innovation, art and film events. It also guarantees you entrance to the two free shows in McCarren Park, so you can skip the lines for CHVRCHES and Thee Oh Sees. You’ll also be able to walk into tons of bars and restaurants in the neighborhood and get discounts on food and booze by flashing your badge throughout the weekend. It’s the ultimate accessory… almost as cool as that staff t-shirt we’ll ask you to wear. (Truth: the shirt’s not bad. We even spring for extra-soft cotton.)

How do I sign up? By heading over to this page and filling out a quick survey with your info. Then we’ll be in touch with further details, dates, times, etc. Don’t delay! With free shows and screenings on the line, volunteer slots fill up quick!

We can’t wait to kick it in the sun with the best part of the festival: YOU!

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