Hors Tribu Festival (Môtiers NE)
Description: The main purpose of the association is to organize a yearly music festival - 22nd edition this year. The committee works nearly a full year for the logistics of the event. Organizers need quite a lot of time for this tiny festival because they want to do by themselves every part of it, from the cooking to the structures. It is an alternative way to stay free from sponsors and economic rules that are usually in place in summer at big festivals. Finally the festival looks like a nice “handmade” event. The base of this association is to enjoy a wide spectrum of music styles, food, and create a place where people can meet in a very friendly atmosphere. They are really involved to create a unique human sized event. They work on a voluntary basis, except of course for the artists and technicians
Type of Work: You will have the opportunity to work on all jobs: structures, kitchen, decoration, etc. You will work with the festival committee and some of our local volunteers. The work is a mainly outdoor carrying job, except for the kitchen. Be aware that the amount of work varies over the days. The first day you will set up the circus tent, and then install toilets, tents, lights, and the decoration of the site. Each job is supervised by a skilled volunteer from the organization. Your creativity is appreciated. During the festival, organizers will give you free time so you can appreciate the result of your work. You can still help, but you should take a break and enjoy the festival. The Monday after the festival you will clean the material, and take it back to the storage until Friday evening.
Study Theme: As we are a very small organization working without sponsors, we often talk about "small is beautiful" and "de-growth" or anti- capitalist themes. Ecology – not green washing – is also a main idea. We often compare the difference between political and social life in different countries. These discussions take place often during meals or transports, every day.
Accommodation: You will sleep in dormitories that are specially installed in the gym of the local school. They are fitted with mattresses, shower (mainly with cold water!) and toilets. Be aware that it might get chilly sometimes overnight. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the festival site. You will help the festival kitchen team in cooking. You can access internet via public wi-fi (in restaurants).
Language: English is the workcamp language, the local language is French and a little bit of German.
Requirements: Rain and warm clothes, solid shoes, sleeping bag
Approximate Location: Môtiers, NE (2112) – Warning, there is another village called Môtier (without final "s") and a town called Moutier not so far from the festival place.