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Discussion in 'Massage Therapies & Techniques' started by Ajax, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. Ajax

    Ajax New Member

    Aug 6, 2010

    Has anyone had a stand at a music festival or worked for someone who has? I Have a stand at one this summer and just wondered if any of you could give me any tips/advice.....

    I have done a few other events but not on this scale. I am working with my collegue so there should be no issue with safety and I am hoping a friend can meet me each day to take the money off us so we do not have a large amount of cash on us.

    Any ideas or experience would be great.


  2. johnsvolt

    johnsvolt Member

    Sep 16, 2009
    I have only done Indian Head Massage at church fetes and am doing it again this year at a church fete and also a police fete. Have never done any at larger festivals, so I too would be interested to hear what experience others have had.

    I wish you all the best this summer.
  3. Kevin W

    Kevin W Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Hi B

    How did you go about getting the stand? It's something I'm also interested in looking at.

    Warm regards

  4. Unfaxenda

    Unfaxenda Banned

    Jan 15, 2011
    Hi Henry

    I just went on the organisers website and called their contact number and asked for the person who deals with the stalls, they gave me an email address and I wrote to them explaining what I do.

    Good luck,I think it will be a really good experience and a great way to get yourself known in the area.


  5. bzegquaeionisueka

    bzegquaeionisueka New Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    United States
    Hi B,

    I just wondered which music festival you will be working at?

    I have been looking into doing some festivals this year as I think it would be a great way to get lots of experience, but so far the ones I have found that look the best are all full up.

    I'd love to hear how you get on with it anyway!

  6. ricardo d

    ricardo d Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Hi ya

    I have been practising at various festivals for several years. My advice is:

    1. You need to book early, some festies need to be booked after the new year.

    2. Be straight with pricing. By donation confuses clients and undervalues your service. Also some of these festies want hundreds of pounds for a stall. Can be an expensive hobby if you are not careful!

    3. Have a booking sheet, especially for two/three day events

    4. Have some interesting display, i.e reflexology posters or buddhas or pictures of massageon the street markets in Thailand (that's my personal favourite)

    5. Be available regularly, not just bugger off to see a band or smoke dope or get pissed the night before and wake up with a hangover.

    6. Share stall with a fellow therapist to share expenses and work in shifts, and a shoulder to cry on if it goes wrong!

    7. Clean top/t-shirt every day

    8. You must be insured

    9. Have a goodenclosed structure to work in. It does rain sometimes!

    10. Choose festies that reflect your interests, smile and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We areat Womad (Whitshire), Shambala (Leichestershire), Latitude (Suffolk) and Holifair (Cornwall) this summer trading under the name SAWADEE Thai Foot Massage Company. Come along, say hi, and have your feet done.

    Best Wishes

  7. yuddy

    yuddy New Member

    Jul 29, 2010

    when is the fetie in Cornwall?

  8. Alex Rider

    Alex Rider New Member

    Oct 19, 2010
    Hi ya again Hemelgirl

    The festival in Cornwall is down in Gweek near Helston. It is called "Holifair" and is based on the Holifield Farm Project for special needs. It is on 10/11/12 August. You can buy a ticket and camp for the three days or buy a Sunday daytime pass, which a lot of locals purchase.

    It is quite a small festival but friendly and is situated in beautiful countryside. They is various stalls, entertainment, bands and a healing area. It worth going just to relax and chill out.

    If you are interested I will pass more info on as and when I get hold of it.

    Best Wishes

  9. Tell me why Now

    Tell me why Now New Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    hi there - I hope you dont mind me asking - I m going to shambala and also would love to massage there - do you know anyone I can get in touch with - Ive tried contacting the festie organisers but no joy so far.
    Any advice welcome - this or other festivals - i do swedish thai chair and thai foot massage.
    thanks a million
  10. brookeandy

    brookeandy Newbie

    Aug 17, 2013
    Nice thread .. Thanks for sharing .

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