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A LIMITED number of media accreditation’s are approved each year.

Preference will be given to those who are supporting and promoting CMF in the lead-up to the event.
Thank you to those who have been spreading the word about this unique festival!

Accreditation will be assessed upon the following:

  1. Completed accreditation application.
  2. Applicant/s agree to Media Accreditation conditions and Festival conditions of entry.
  3. Outline of commitment to any available pre-festival coverage in the lead up to the Caloundra Music Festival between July (program launched) through to 1 October (Festival End).

Media Accreditation Conditions

Media accreditation is reserved for members of the press (print, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media) who represent a significant media organisation. 

Freelancers will not be accredited unless they are assigned by a recognised media organisation and meet all other media requirements.

The chiefs of staff of major newspapers and television channels covering the festival on a day by day and changing staff basis are asked to make contact with the festival Media Liaison pre-festival and during the festival, so that appropriate arrangements can be made for news crews (i.e. parking access closest to site by company vehicle).

A completed accreditation application must be received prior to the event.   Each outlet can apply for a MAXIMUM of two (2) representatives – due to request volume, only one representative may be approved. 

Media passes are provided for ONE event day only – unless negotiated otherwise.

Applications are open through September 2023 and should be submitted by September 22, 2023.

Notification of acceptance or otherwise by September 28, if not earlier.

Media passes are strictly personal and non-transferable. If changes to the person accredited need to be made, please contact the Media Liaison to organise. Abuse of these passes will result in the cancellation and removal of the accreditation for everyone from the publication.

On arrival to the festival, approved applicants must check in at the Accreditation booth located at the main gate on Edmund Street. On presentation of photo identification, you will be allocated your media accreditation. Accreditation must always be worn and displayed.

Media & photographers are not permitted in backstage areas unless escorted by a member of the Media team. Under no circumstances should media personnel walk through the backstage area. Should this occur or should media/photographers not follow directions of festival staff/security, we reserve the right to immediately cancel accreditation and revoke all festival access.

Photographers are permitted access to the area between the main stage and the crowd barrier (The Pit) – but must be escorted by a member of the Media liaison team. As the barrier is provided primarily to assist security in crowd control and patron safety, photographers must be aware of the crowd activity and security at all times. Security and staff instructions must always be adhered to. Access to the area in front of the barrier is permitted for the first three songs of consenting artists performances. Use of flash is not permitted when photographing artists on stage.

The media liaison team will advise Media & photographers of any other requirements or restrictions regarding artist performances.

Media & Photographers must comply with the conditions of entry to the festival as well as adhere to the CMF Health and Safety Policy.

The sale of images taken at CMF is strictly prohibited, unless permitted in writing by the Festival Director.

A copy of all photographic/broadcasted material must be forwarded to the Festival Office by Monday 9 October 2023. All material to be submitted in a published format, and all digital media coverage to be supplied.

A breach of the conditions, or the refusal to follow the direction of CMF officials and security, will result in the forfeit of your media accreditation and removal from the festival site.

The Caloundra Music Festival is an event initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland. 

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2023 Media Liaison, Caloundra Music Festival

Katherine Morgan | Communication Officer
Phone:    0488 680 059

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