FREE Bestival tickets are on offer to volunteers who sign up for a community allotment project.
Bestival organisers have collaborated with youth volunteering specialists RockCorps to set up a scheme that will allow would be Bestival-goers to trade their time for a ticket.
They will be giving away 50 camping tickets to those who successfully sign up and take part in a project to create a sustainable allotment at the Isobel Centre, a community centre, at Furrlongs, Pan.
To get into the Bestival spirit, volunteers will have to arrive in wildlife-themed fancy dress and bring something 'special' with them to barter with.
Each volunteer will be asked to work for at least four hours on September 5, the day before Bestival starts.
Bestival curator Rob da Bank said: "Ever since we first crossed the water to the Isle of Wight and fell in love with the place we've tried to give as much back to the community as possible. We also know money is tight for many on the Island, as it is across the UK, so Barter For Bestival will give some of those people the chance to come in for free…well, kinda! I have a massive amount of respect for what RockCorps have achieved in the world of volunteering and putting on some pretty spectacular gigs so when I had this idea about us helping people on the Island it was a bit of a no-brainer.
"I can’t wait to see the results."
RockCorps chief executive Stephen Greene said: "We just straight up love Bestival, and when they asked us to join-up, it was obvious we would do so!
"RockCorps is known for shaking up the volunteering world by creating innovative and exciting ways for people to give back to their community and get rewarded for it.
"Bestival, apart from being one of the most inventive festivals around, has an incredible social conscience, really caring about the community on the Isle of Wight and creating a sustainable festival legacy.
"So we're joining forces to produce the very best volunteering experience possible with one hell of a reward. We'll run a fully immersive RockCorps project with the good folks at Isobel Centre and to get a ticket to Bestival, you've got to barter your way in bringing the equipment you need to do the 4 hours volunteering on to the Island with you!
"Let's do this. Give, Get Given."
How to enter:
1 – Email email@example.com with your NAME, AGE, ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER with 'Barter for Bestival’ in the subject line.
2 – You will then receive an auto-reply with instructions on how to enter in full. One of the instructions will be buying your travel in advance and proving that you will be attending the volunteering on Wednesday 5th September.