How bands can make the most of their time at a music festival

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How to Make the Most of a Festival AppearanceThe International Folk Alliance Conference was just a couple weeks ago. The music portion of SXSW is right around the corner. And pretty soon music festival season will be in full swing: Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, your uncle’s backyard battle-of-the-bands where he celebrates Summer Solstice in style.

Are you ready?

If you’re looking for advice on how to get booked at a music festival, which festivals to play, what to do once your appearance at a festival or conference has been confirmed, and more — check out the following articles.

8 articles to help your band prepare for music festival season

* How to make the most of a festival appearance, Pt. 1

* How to make the most of a festival appearance, Pt. 2

* How to get booked at a music festival

* Music conference tips for independent musicians

* Ten music conferences/festivals you should be following on Twitter

* How an independent artist got to play the main stage at a major music festival

* The most important rule of live performance (any of you currently headed to SXSW, you might want to read this as a refresher)

* The DIY Musician’s complete guide to touring (and this post might be good review material for anyone booking a tour in conjunction with a festival appearance)


Are you planning to play at a music festival this year? If so, which one? How’d the booking process go? Are you planning anything special for your appearance? Let us know in the comments section below.

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