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The Benefits of Working Music Festivals

The portable restroom industry has long been entwined with the construction industry, with some special events throughout the year adding a welcome boost to business. In recent years, however, the rise of the music festival has seen them bring in a lot of work for PROs.

The music festival industry is booming. In 2014 alone, according to Nielsen Music, 32 million people attended at least one music festival in the US, and there are more than 800 music festivals currently held in the country annually, with many of these being multi-day events. All of these events rely on portable restrooms.

The sheer size of the market means music festivals have become sought-after contracts for PROs. Yet, you may have some reservations about taking one on. Or, maybe you’re curious about why so many PROs are eager to get their foot in the door at a music festival? That’s why we’ve taken the time to highlight the benefits of working music festivals.

1. Everyone Deserves a Big Payday

Music festivals are lucrative gigs to land. The sheer scale of the job and the short turnaround means you’re likely to bring in a lot of money in the space of a weekend or a few days.

2. A Great Opportunity for Exposure to Your Company and Brand

With the large crowds in attendance, as well as food trucks, pop-up bars, caterers, event planners, and marketers, there is a good chance that you’ll get more jobs from being spotted at a music festival. Take the opportunity to ensure that your branding is highly visible, and focus on doing an excellent job. Cleanliness makes the biggest impression on potential customers, so stay on top of things and you might get noted for future projects.

3. Valuable Knowledge for Large Events

A music festival is the perfect baptism by fire. Start with one you can manage scale-wise, and you’ll learn extremely valuable lessons that will not only help with more music festivals but can be transferred over to large events in general. Before you know it, you’ll be comfortable working beer, food, cultural, and all sorts of large events.

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4. There Doesn’t Seem to Be a Slowdown in Business

Business is booming in the music festival industry. With young crowds that keep growing each year and increasing revenues, now is the time to get involved. If your first music festival is a success, chances are you’ll be invited back next year. With one down, you should have the confidence to tackle more. Keep an eye on the events calendar and see if any new music festivals are popping up in your vicinity, especially large and longer-running ones.

5. Last, But Not Least… Free Concerts!

This may be a funny one, but it’s repeatedly mentioned as one of the best perks of working a music festival: you get to go for free! Use your clearance pass to catch some great gigs and unwind, safe in the knowledge that the job is running smoothly. After all, where’s the fun in setting up a concert if you can’t enjoy it yourself?

These are some of the top benefits that industry insiders have shared about working music festivals. We hope they will give you the confidence to tackle one yourself — trust us, you won’t regret it.


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