Join our team!

Looking for a rewarding experience at Iceland’s coolest festival? Volunteering at Iceland Airwaves is a great way to discover a whole new side to music festivals. You make new friends from all around the world, learn new skills, create memories for a lifetime and most of all have a great time doing it!

Volunteers form an integral part of a great festival atmosphere, and we welcome all prospective volunteers to apply for Iceland Airwaves 2022. Please note that Iceland Airwaves does not provide accommodation, insurance, flights or ground transport for volunteers: these are the sole responsibility of the individual volunteer.

For general Iceland Airwaves FAQs please go here

To be a volunteer you must:

  • Be 18 years old (or over) by the time you arrive to the festival site
  • Bring your photo ID (passport or driver’s licence)
  • Complete all the shifts allocated to you throughout the festival
  • Pay your Volunteer Deposit Ticket*


How to apply:

Step 1: Complete the online application form below.

Step 2: The volunteer team reviews your application. Please note we start reviewing applications from the end of August (and not before)

Step 3: (If approved) we send you information regarding the volunteer deposit ticket and how to purchase it

Step 4: 2-4 weeks prior to the festival we will send out details of your shifts, the Volunteer Handbook and a detailed presentation regarding the Volunteer Program, roles and FAQs.

Step 5: Iceland Airwaves here we go!

Application form for 2022
  • Applicant Information

  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • This is so we are aware of your availability for some teams that might require physical strength/abilities. This will not affect your application.
  • I am interested in applying to the following team/s:

    This team is the friendly front line face of the volunteers, welcoming festival goers to the site. This could be welcoming artists, general admissions, VIP section, etc. If you have fun interacting with people, this is the place to be. More detailed description will come before your shift plan will be confirmed.
    This team will be helping with all things production. If you are action minded person looking for on hands experience, this is the team for you. We need physically strong people ready to get down with the projects as they go.
    This team will be make sure that our artist enjoy a well organised and stress-free festival. You will be helping the team make sure that the performances will run smoothly, logistically as well as making them get settled before their performances. More detailed description will come before your shift plan will be confirmed.
    This is the team you want to apply to if you are interested in starting a career in the festival business. Your are required to be available through the festival for the team you are working for. But not to worry, we will make sure that you get to dance a little and see the acts that you are interested in. The management team will get a goodie bag from us as a thank you and a recommendation letter. So if you are interested in management role, make sure to let us know what your strengths are, so we can set you up for a interview with the right team. Note that there are very limited positions and we get very (very) many applications. We will let you know if you are selected for a interview in early September.
    This is the team for those who are super organized and have some experience in managing people; for example, checking in volunteers at each venue, making sure that they have the information needed, making sure they know where to go, key contacts on volunteers at each venue ect.. More detailed description will come before your shift plan will be confirmed.
    The Pre-Festival Build-Up team will be setting up venues before the festival and taking them down after the festival. Being involved with this team, it may include off-office hours work. This means you are free to enjoy the festival! More detailed description will come before your shift plan will be confirmed.
    If you’re an aspiring concert photographer, videographer, journalist, copywriter or social media whizz, this is the right team for you. You’ll work closely with the marketing team on creating content before and during the festival.