Rockcorps’ barter for Bestival is back

Commit to volunteering for an Island community project for four hours on Wednesday 4th September and you’ll be given a free ticket to Bestival.

This in from Bestival HQ in their own words. Ed

UPDATE 19:45 – Successful promotion of this has filled all of the places already.

Do you want a ticket to Bestival – the UK’s most amazing, original and exciting festival? For the second year in a row, RockCorps are offering fifty people the chance to earn their ticket.

All you have to do is give just four hours volunteering to a community project based on the Isle of Wight.

Previous work
Last year our volunteers transformed the Isobel Centre in Newport, gardening, painting and give a new lease of life to a really important part of the community.

We all had a blast and so thought we would do it all over again, this time in partnership with the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

How to climb aboard HMS Bestival?
Give four hours to this amazing charity on the Isle of Wight and we’ll reward you with a full Bestival weekend camping ticket, as a great big thank you.

It’s a huge reward for an amazing charity doing great work in their community, so we need to make sure you’re committed to travelling to the Isle Of Wight on Wednesday 4th September 2013 to do the work and then, in return, have the time of your life at Bestival.

What to expect
What you’ll be expected to do on the day:

Give, Get Given. That’s our motto, so for you to get given your ticket to Bestival, first you have to give (and get your hands dirty!)

You will volunteer to give four hours of work at an amazing community centre set in the heart of the Isle of Wight (and just down the road from the Bestival site). You will also have to bring something very special to barter your way in…

Oh, and you’ve got to do it all in HMS Bestival fancy dress.

Find out more at

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust plays an integral role in Isle of Wight life by providing counselling, guidance and support to those under 25. Bestival and New Order recently teamed up, recording New Order’s performance at the iconic festival, selling the CD album and giving all profits to the IOW Youth Trust.

At this year’s volunteer project you will be working at the IOW Youth Trust’s community hall, which supports a myriad of local community groups. We will work for four hours to breathe new life into the hall, the children’s playground and garden. This will be an afternoon to give back to a fantastic organisation that helps so many.

Stephen Greene, CEO of RockCorps says,

“RockCorps loves working with Bestival and it’s no surprise that our volunteers are pretty excited about it too. Thousands of people applied to earn their tickets to Bestival last year through volunteering at our project on Isle of Wight. RockCorps is always looking for new ways to engage new volunteers and give back to communities. The music is everything and Bestival is the perfect reward. Bestival, quite simply, is one of the best festivals around and one that cares about the community around it. Barter for Bestival is a great opportunity to Give, Get Given.”

Rob da Bank added,

“It was amazing to visit RockCorps’ Barter for Bestival project last year and see the amazing work that the volunteers did in just four hours. I can’t wait to see what they get up to this year with the IOW Youth Trust, a charity that is particularly close to my heart. It is so important to Josie and I that Bestival gives back to the Isle of Wight community and RockCorps, with its experience producing awesome volunteering projects around the world, are the perfect partners for us.”

Eileen Monks OBE – Director of The Isle of Wight Youth Trust – says,

“The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is about helping children, young people and families and, ultimately, contributing to the wellbeing of families within the community. RockCorps and Bestival this year are helping us in our quest to make a difference to the community around us.

“I don’t know how they will do it, but they have taken up the challenge to “makeover” a church community hall and to provide a children’s play area which will double up as a seating place for all ages. And all this in four hours – what a challenge!

“We’re so grateful for the fantastic support from Rob & Josie da Bank & the Bestival team, as well as RockCorps of course; helping a small Island charity to make a difference to families on the Isle of Wight.”

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Wednesday, 28th August, 2013 2:26pm



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