Media Guidelines

Musikfest 2014 - Media Guidelines & Credential requests

Contact Information:
For media inquiries, credentials requests and questions, please contact:

Mark Demko, ArtsQuest Director of Editorial Services
610-332-1342 or 484-634-1800 (cell)
mdemko@artsquest.org

Curt Mosel, ArtsQuest Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
610-332-1333 or 484-239-4777 (cell)
cmosel@artsquest.org

Musikfest Press Center

Bethlehem Visitors Center at SteelStacks
711 E. First St. second floor (enter off 1st Street)
Hours: 4 - 10pm Daily

MUSIKFEST 2014 CONCERT COVERAGE REQUEST FORM

All media members (other than concert reviewers) must stop the Musikfest Press Center to secure daily media credentials necessary for covering the festival. The Press Center also offer internet access, Musikfest information and media kits, work areas for filing stories and hosts to show you around the festival.

Media Credentials

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: 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 18. 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 18.

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 on the SteelStacks Campus (711 E. 1st 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 19.

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 or Curt Mosel. Program books and media kits are also available at the Musikfest Press Center during the event. Photographs of the festival are available for accredited media use. Click here for photos. Please note that proper photo credit must be given when using these images.

Performer Interviews

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.

Media Tours

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 or Curt Mosel.

Musikfest® photos for media use.

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