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Due to the overwhelming number of applications from people who want to work as a volunteer at the festival, we have now closed the opportunity to apply as a volunteer at the Oya festival in 2014. We have received more than 2,000 applications and we are now in the final stages of assigning jobs to all the dedicated people who want to help us create the best festival ever.

If you have not submitted an application yet, but have worked as a volunteer for us in the past and have an agreement with one of our group leaders about a job, please contact that group leader to get signed up.

If you have already submitted an application and have not been assigned to a job yet, you will hear from us no later than July. For most people this will be in the form of a confirmation email.

Below you can read more about what it means to work as a volunteer at the festival.

What does it mean to be a volunteer? What do we expect from you?
We offer a wide range of different volunteer jobs. You do not need to have any prior festival experience, but we hope you maintain a good mood and work ethic in all weather conditions. We expect you to show up on time and contribute to the best of your ability until your work session is over. As a reward, we guarantee you an unforgettable experience, great music, lovely organic food, eternal gratitude and then some.

Oh, by the way! To be a volunteer at the festival you must turn 18 years old before the first festival day, i.e. the 6th of August.

What kind jobs can I get?
Here are some tasks you can get as a volunteer:

• Rigging – putting up or dismantling of fences, tents, etc..
• Security – ensure that everyone is doing well at the festival and don’t get lost in the festival area.
• Bar – tap and sell beer, soda, snacks and other bar merch to our guests.
• Drivers – drive back and forth with equipment and people
• Cooking – help to create good organic food for volunteers and performers
• Decoration – create and paint signs. This is volunteer work prior to the festival mainly in the summer period.
• Delta Force – The festival “all in one” force that works  everywhere at the festival, where needed, when needed.
• Furniture Group – Assist with the assembly and installation of furniture – prior to and / or after the festival.
• Order Central – Procurement of Equipment in / dispensing equipment from the festival area.
• Candy store – Selling candy and other snacks.

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that everybody will get to work with exactly what they want or the days they want, but we will do our very best to make sure that it happens.

How much do I work?
It varies a bit how much you work according to the job you do. Generally one can say that you work one day and then get one day free admission to the festival. If you work during the festival, you have to work two days to get the other two off. You work then approx. half the festival, while you can take the other half off to enjoy the festival.

What about the club day?
Everyone who works as a volunteer will recive a volunteers wristband which you can collect at the entrance to the Tøyenparken site the week of the festival. Pick it up before Klubbdagen (August 5) to get free access to concerts at 24 different Oslo clubs that night.

Questions? Send us an email to