Out in the Kraut Music Festival (Schangnau BE)
Description: The Out in the Kraut-Festival is an alternative music-festival with around 3000 visitors. Its character is strictly non-commercial. There are no tickets (pay what you like at the entrance), no rubbish bins (people collect their own rubbish themselves) and no fences or security-guys. This festival aims to show people new concepts of how to organize a music festival. We try to be environmentally friendly and have a good vibe on the site. There are around 2 stages with music and 2 bars. The site is located in a nice Swiss rural area on the lands of an old farmhouse next to the river Emme.
Type of Work: Before the festival: Hard physical work like building the infrastructure for the festival: stages, bars, signs, toilets, tents as well as decoration of the festival site. During the festival: Managing of the parking lot, preparing food at food-stalls (meat), working at the bar, managing rubbish and toilets. After the festival: Taking down of infrastructure (heavy physical work again).
Study Theme: You will be informed about how to organize a small non-commercial music-festival. We can talk about our concept and how to establish it on the site. This won`t take too long, around 2 hours.
Accommodation: You are invited to bring your own tent for to camp on the festival site. If you don't have your own tent, you will sleep in an old barn with no comfort at all. Women and men sleep in the same big room. Mattresses are provided, but there won't be any blankets, pillows or mattress covers. Everyone please bring your own sleeping bag and beddings. The whole festival site can be very loud at night - it's a music-festival after all. There are 2 basic toilets for everyone with no comfort whatsoever and one regular shower. A washing machine is available. WiFi is also available.
Language: Spoken languages at the camp site are English, French or German. Local language is Swiss German.
Notes: Before and after the festival weekend there will be one warm meal a day cooked and you will sometimes be asked to help. Breakfast and additional food will be provided by the project partner and organised among the volunteers. There are no regularly fixed food-times. Sometimes there is lunch and supper, sometimes only supper, depending on the work. But there is enough vegetarian food for everyone.