Media

Welcome to the 25th Annual Salmon Arm ROOTS&BLUES Festival! Our objectives are to help provide members of the media with a quiet place to prepare or unwind and to help you get your interviews and shots. We appreciate your support by joining us and by continuing the important work of sharing this amazing festival with the world.

CONTACT: Publicity, Marketing Manager Email: media@rootsandblues.ca Telephone: 250-833-4096 | Fax: 250-833-4097

SITE ACCESS

Access is granted to accredited media personnel only.
Please submit your Media Accreditation Request Form by Friday, July 31st, 2017.

Name / Title of Representative (required)

Cell Number of Representative (required)

Email Address of Representative (required)

Name of Media Publication / Outlet (required)

Mailing Address

Contact Phone Number (required)

Website

Readership / Circulation (required)

Were you a member of the press pool last year?

YesNo

Did you publish any work related to the Festival?

YesNo

Links to Published Work

Are you requesting backstage access?

YesNo

If you are asking for Backstage Access we require a headshot of you for the ID badge. Please send this file separately, as an attachment to an email addressed to: media@rootsandblues.ca

Are you requesting a photo pit pass?

YesNo

Will you provide coverage or a review:

Before the Festival?

YesNo

After the Festival?

YesNo

Note: SAFMS asks that links to or a copy of the published work be sent to us for archival purposes please.

Note: Top Three Preferred Interview Requests:

Interview 1 - 2017 Performer:

Interview 2 - 2017 Performer:

Interview 3 - 2017 Performer:

Note: We will do everything we can to facilitate pre-fest phone interviews and interviews during the Festival.

Your initial point of entrance will be the Media Check-in queue located in front of the log building (490 – 5th Ave SW). Pick up your Festival media package which will allow you onto the site. Proceed to the media check-in tent.

MEDIA QUEUE PICK-UP HOURS

Friday – 1 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday – 10 AM – 8:30 PM

Sunday – 10 AM – 8:30 PM

MEDIA TENT HOURS

Friday – 3:30 PM – 8 PM

Saturday- 10:30 AM – 8 PM

Sunday – 10:30 AM – 6 PM

BACKSTAGE and PHOTO PIT ACCESS

  • Media is not permitted backstage without a backstage access pass. If you are requesting backstage access, please indicate this on the Media Accreditation Request Form (link at the top of the page). This year Backstage Access will also require applicants to submit a photo for the ID tag.
  • Photographers wishing to access the Photo Pit located at stage front will need a special pass to access the Pit (please indicate on the Media Accreditation Request Form). If approved to be in this area, please use professional and unobtrusive conduct while working; keep to the sides, or well below the audience’s view.

INTERVIEWS BEFORE THE FESTIVAL

  • The Media Office will work to facilitate requested pre-festival telephone interviews with consenting performers. Please indicate performer preferences on the Media Accreditation Request Form.
  • If you are requesting pre-festival telephone interviews please submit by June 28th or earlier. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences but cannot guarantee all requests will be fulfilled.

AT THE FESTIVAL

Check in with the Media Liaison volunteers located at the Media tent. Fill out the Interview Request Form from your Media package if you wish to request interviews and leave it with them along with your contact number. This process ensures that the performers are prepared and welcome an interview.

INTERVIEW CONFIRMATIONS

  • Performers will inform us as to whether they prefer a scrum or one-to-one interview. This is up to the performer. Please contact our Media Liaison team at the Media Tent for interviews confirmed.
  • Please note: It is important to provide your cell phone numbers through the forms given or by dropping the information at the Media Tent so that you can be contacted during the Festival, as soon as information is available.

CAMERAS AND RECORDERS

  • Photographers are not part of the show. Please be courteous to our paying patrons when setting up your equipment or working. Do not block the audiences’ view of stages when taking photos and avoid flashes, whenever possible. Photos should be taken during the first two songs of a performer’s set.
  • Do not set up lights and generators that will disrupt the audience or performers. If you have any questions about where to set up – please contact the Media Tent for assistance.
  • Video/Audio recorders are only to be used during interviews and not during performances. Any artists not wishing to be photographed or recorded must be respected. Please check with the Media Tent for a “do not shoot” list.

THE FESTIVAL REQUESTS COPIES OF YOUR MEDIA COVERAGE AND ASKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK

  • We request that all Media attending the Festival send us copies of any articles or recordings from past years and, upon publication, current articles / recordings that cover the Festival. We collect this information for our archives and we use it to quantify and analyze.
  • Due to the nature of a festival this size, planning may be modified. If you have any questions – please do not hesitate to ask. If you have any suggestions to improve our media relations, we’d love to hear them.
  • Please submit the attached Media Accreditation Request Form no later than July 31st, 2017. If you are requesting pre-festival telephone interviews please submit by June 26th or earlier.

We look forward to meeting you at the Festival!