Media Accreditation





Team Rebel Salute welcomes all media to the event.

Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press - print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media - who represent a bona fide media organization that regularly publishes music or travel and destination coverage. Applicants must be working journalists on editorial assignment to cover the Festival. Accreditation will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including:

  1. Completed accreditation form
  2. Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or emails will not be accepted.
  3. Photocopy of a valid press card/work ID
  4. Photocopy of passport/national ID card

Kindly note that all requests will be assessed based on each media organization level of visibility (website traffic, readership, etc.) as well as the amount of coverage being provided for the festival.

Accreditation Approval

Priority will be given to:

  • Media that have been promoting the show over the last three years. We will need to see proof you have published (blog print article, online magazine, television etc).
  • Daily newspapers (based on circulation)
  • Magazines and weekly newspapers
  • Local television affiliates
  • Approved and well-established websites (based on traffic)
  • Wire services (Reuters, etc.)

Print media representatives may be required to submit previous articles on the event

Radio and TV media representatives may be asked to submit interview recordings or reports on the event.

Photographers are required to submit proof of their work on Rebel Salute in any media.

Online media must meet the following requirements, in addition to those above:

  • The web publication must belong to a registered company, such as a media organization, and have a specific, verifiable non-web address and a telephone number.
  • The online journal requesting accreditation for its correspondent must have a substantial amount of original news content or commentary or analysis on music or travel destination, must show regular and consistent activity, must post original news content at least twice per week, and must have a huge following.
  • If the website is new, the applicant seeking accreditation must provide the latest data on the site's visitors or other relevant material (press citations, etc.) about the outlet's audience. The applicant must have an established record of having written extensively on music or travel destination, must show regular and consistent activity, must post original news content at least twice per week.

Online Media and blogs must be well established, must cover music or travel destination, must show regular and consistent activity, must post original news content at least twice per week, and must have a huge following

Freelance Journalists: Freelance journalists can only obtain accreditation after providing clear evidence they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication for Rebel salute. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. 

Double Accreditation: It should be noted that double accreditation is not allowed.

Please note

  • Accreditation grants access to the premises and the Festival’s Media Centre. This credential DOES NOT include accommodation, flights and transfer arrangement at the festival. Credentials are not transferable. It is mandatory to have your press pass with you at all time during your coverage of the Festival
  • Only actively covering legitimate media will be accredited.
  • Accreditation will be allotted on a case-by-case basis and are never guaranteed just because it is requested.
  • Photographers are required to submit photos taken after the event.
  • Online posts made by media representatives on all social media platforms should have the rebel salute hashtag(s) and tag the respective rebel salute page(s).
  • Once approved, you are required to post/ promote all our promotional material sent for and towards the event.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr or Youtube pages are not considered as eligible outlets for media credentials.
  • Freelance writers who are not on assignment are not eligible.
  • Blogger, photographer, videographer looking to build portfolios or sell photos will not be credentialed.
  • Personal website or blogs do not qualify for media accreditation.
  • Sponsored or company blogs do not qualify for accreditation.
  • Point and Shoot cameras will not be permitted in photographer’s pits. This policy will be enforced by Festival’s security.
  • Photographers, media and video crews are not allowed on stage at any time.
  • No credentialed media may take video footage (including digital) except for accredited local TV affiliates or those with advance written consent from the Rebel Salute Festival.
  • Credentials will not be issued to those involved in commercial ventures unless specially approved in advance and written consent is obtained from the Rebel Salute Festival and/or specific artists appearing at the festival.
  • There will be an on location PR team to help facilitate onsite interviews and to respond to media queries throughout the two-day festival.
  • The Rebel Salute Festival reserves the right to revoke credentials for unprofessional behavior or conduct.

The Festival’s still photography policy is the first two songs of each artist, unless otherwise authorized. However, many performers set their own policy, some by contract, and it supersedes any that Rebel Salute Festival may set. Common sense, professional experience, and direction from festival staff and security prevail as the rule of the day. If you refuse to comply, you will lose your credentials for the remainder of the festival.
No video will be allowed of the artist during a performance, unless prior approval has been granted by the artist. No audio will be taken of artists during their performances.

If your request is accepted you will be notified.