Media RegistrationFor Sands Steel Stage
ArtsQuest has a limited amount of complimentary concert review passes available for accredited print and online media for performances at the Sands Steel Stage. Media members interested in reviewing a concert(s) must complete this form for consideration for review tickets. Requests are reviewed on a case by case basis. Preference is given to major news outlets that have a proven track record of covering previous Musikfests and similar festivals. (Please note that requests must be limited to two concerts per individual).
Print, online and television outlets interested in sending photographers or videographers to cover performances at the Sands Steel Stage must complete this form to request photo and video passes. Requests for coverage will be reviewed on a case by case basis and are subject to artist management approval.
No request will be considered unless all information on this form has been completed. Each media member must complete his or her own form. If an editor is submitting this form, he or she must submit a different form for each staff or freelance request.
Musikfest Press Center
Bethlehem Visitors Center at SteelStacks
711 E. First St., Second Floor (enter off First Street)
Hours: 4-9 p.m. Daily.
All media members (other than concert reviewers) must stop by the Musikfest Press Center to secure daily media credentials necessary for covering the festival. The Press Center also offers internet access, Musikfest information and media kits, work areas for filing stories and hosts to show you around the festival.
Media credentials are issued only to accredited media members covering the festival for legitimate publications, internet sites, cable networks and radio/television stations. Credentials are valid only for the date of issue and are available only from the Press Center; they are nontransferable and may be revoked at any time. Please note: General festival media credentials do not grant access to the Sands Steel Stage without a festival staff escort.
Concert Review Tickets
Requests for review tickets for Sands Steel Stage concerts are reviewed on a case by case basis. Preference is given to major news outlets that have a proven track record of covering previous Musikfests and similar festivals. Ticket requests must be made by completing the “Musikfest Concert Coverage Request Form” and must be received by Friday, July 15. Print media members who are reviewing concerts and are on deadline may bring their laptops to the concert.
Media Parking/Parking Passes
A limited number of parking passes are available to media outlets that request them in advance; a map of the Musikfest parking lots will be included with your parking passes when you receive them. Requests for parking passes must be made by completing the “Musikfest Concert Coverage Request Form” and must be received by Friday, July 15.
Concert Review Ticket and Parking Pass Pickup
Whenever possible, tickets and parking passes will be sent to the media prior to the opening of the festival. Media members may also pick up their tickets and passes at the Musikfest Press Center in the Visitor Center on the SteelStacks Campus (711 E. First St., Bethlehem).
Photography & Video Guidelines
Requests to photograph or videotape any Sands Steel Stage concerts are reviewed on a case by case basis and are subject to management approval. Preference will be given to major news outlets that have a proven track record of covering previous Musikfests and similar festivals. Requests for Photo/Video Passes must be made by completing the “Musikfest Concert Coverage Request Form” and must be received by Friday, July 15.
Media should avoid using flash or lights when taping or photographing entertainers or audience. Because of limited parking at the festival, cameramen will often have to walk through the festival grounds with their equipment. If a person needs help with equipment, he or she may contact the Press Center for assistance. Efforts will be made to accommodate TV news trucks on the festival grounds if the station will be broadcasting live from Musikfest.
Festival Information, Programs & Images
Official Musikfest Program Books and media kits may be requested in advance by contacting Mark Demko. Program books and media kits are also available at the Musikfest Press Center during the event. Photographs of the festival are also available for accredited media use. Please note that proper photo credit must be given when using these images.
Media may request advance interviews with Musikfest performers prior to the festival. Interview requests should be received as far in advance as possible and are subject to artist management approval. Day-of-show interviews are highly unlikely, unless requested in advance and approved by artist management.
Accredited media members may arrange for personalized tours of the Musikfest grounds and SteelStacks campus. To inquire about arranging a tour, please contact Mark Demko.