In order to be eligible for press credentials for this year's festival, please note:
- You must be on editorial assignment with an outlet that publishes music, entertainment, event, fashion, and/or cultural coverage. Because of the limited amount of credentials, freelance writers who are not on assignment will NOT be provided credentials. Editors must put in the request and copy the writers in the press application form.
- Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, & YouTube are NOT considered eligible outlets for media credentials.
- Photography websites, photographers, and/or videographers looking to build a portfolio will NOT be credentialed. You must be on assignment. Point & Shoot cameras will not be permitted in the photo pits. This policy will be enforced by security.
- If you represent a college publication or radio station, please have the assigning editor submit the request. Also note the size of your school's student body.
Be aware that your submission DOES NOT guarantee approval. We reserve the right to partially approve or fully deny any press requests.
Generally speaking, if your outlet is approved, you will be awarded two press credentials, depending on capacity. You will be contacted by the festival no less than two weeks in advance if approved.
Press credentials DO NOT include lodging, or travel accommodations.
The festival has a strict NO FILMING policy. If you are caught violating this, your press credentials will be revoked and you will be removed from the festival grounds. You will be prohibited from receiving press credentials from future shows.
Do NOT submit multiple requests from the same publication. This will not expedite the process and will hurt your chances of being approved.
Please fill out the official press application below. Feel free to contact press (at) northcoastfestival (dot) com with any questions.