The guidelines for requesting press credentials
- requests must be submitted two weeks before the festival starts. If your credentials are approved, you will receive the documents by email one week before the start of Reggae Geel at the latest;
- An identity card can be requested for checking purposes;
- The security unit’s guidelines must always be followed;
- The artist personally decides about his rights and has the final word about access onstage and in front of the stage and interviews;
- The photos & videos can only be used to produce the report about Reggae Geel;
- Please mail the publications (announcements and reports) to firstname.lastname@example.org;
Please mail your accreditation-request to email@example.com and include following:
- Type of medium,
- Name media,
- Name journalist/editor/blogger,
- Photo pass required yes or no,
- Cell phone number,
- Unique e-mailaddress per press member,
- Which festival day(s) you want to attend,
- Will you do a pre-publication yes or no,
- Day(s) of publication/radio-tv broadcast(s)?
Accreditations will be approved more likely for press who promotes the festival in advance.
Reggae Geel has its own team of photographers who will provide photos for free before, during and after the festival, for media that would like to publish an article on Reggae Geel. You can find the photos here.
Ground rules for press
Unless specifically mentioned elsewhere, photographers who have a phot press bracelet provided to them by Regge Geel, are allowed to photograph a band or artist during the first 3 songs of their act, but only WITHOUT FLASH and from the dedicated press area – this is the area in front of the stage.
After the first 3 songs the photographer has to leave this area. Always keep an eye on the frontstage entrance for specific announcements that are or might be placed there. In case of approval, online media are welcome at our festival with 2 journalists. This means requesting press credentials for more than 2 journalists/photographers is pointless. We highly appreciate it if, in addition to a festival report, online media post an announcement or preview of Reggae Geel on their website, prior to the festival.