As a volunteer, you are more than an audience. You get the opportunity to see the festival from the inside, be the face of the festival and create an unforgettable festival experience for the audience, artists and partners.

When you work as a volunteer, you not only make new acquaintances, but also friends for life! Volunteer camping is free, but you must let us know if you want a place at the camp. If you are going to share the tent with people who are not volunteers, you must sleep in the audience camp. Only volunteers can sleep at the volunteer camp. It is not possible to apply if you are under 16 years of age. Certain jobs require you to be over 18 years of age. You will be informed about this when you register. We have no upper age limit, so tell everyone you know about applying for a job as a volunteer. Fill in the application form and check that all information is correct before pressing send. You can find the form here:

Registration form (the conditions can be found at the bottom of this page) Thank you for volunteering!

Our voluntary groups

Event service;

This is our rigging group and is with us before, during and after the festival. This crew works with everything from rigging the festival’s infrastructure and power supply to all the stages, sales booths and bars. The group is divided into two; rig and power. To work with the power crew, you must either have electrical experience or be a qualified electrician. Responsible for this group are Olav Aanjesen ( and Glenn Isaksen (

Artist hospitality;

These are the people who work directly with the artists who visit the festival. This group is divided into two, and consists of artist services that host the artists, work backstage and ensure that our guests have a good time when they are here, and artist transport that transports all our guests between the airport, hotel and festival. Here, you should have transport experience and be a safe driver. Responsible for this group are Tonje Brokke ( and Geir Olav Oterholt (

Volunteer hospitality;

This is the group for you who want to take care of your fellow volunteers. This group is responsible for the volunteer camp, the volunteer office, serving and food production for Little Steven’s Blues School band camp 1, and keeping the good atmosphere up among our own people. Responsible for this group are Lucy Odberg ( and Andrea Haukvik (

Blues shop and ticketing;

This crew works in our sales booths and sells and exchanges tickets and passes for wristbands, and sells merchandise for the festival. Blues shop and ticketing provides a public service in that they are also an information kiosk for all our guests. The leaders of this crew are Dag Arvid Thelle ( and Inge Selje (

Bar crew;

This is our bar crew, and they ensure the good atmosphere Notodden Blues Festival is known for. These work in all the bars we have during the festival from sunny mornings until late at night. No prior knowledge is required here, but you must be 18 years of age to be able to work in our bars. The leaders of this crew is Lene Rask Hagen ( and Oda Amalie Kise Hjertstrøm (

Audience hospitality;

Our audience hospitality group is our service hosts. These take care of all our guests while they stay at the festival, answer questions and ensure that our guests have a good time. They work closely with hired security companies and emergency services, and make sure that everyone is well. The leaders of this crew is Ann Helen Bornstedt ( and Anne Bente Lien (