WHO CAN APPLY FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR LISTEN OUT/IN?
Media accreditation will only be granted to members of the media who represent recognised and legitimate media organisations.
Freelance journalists and photographers will only be granted accreditation if they are working on behalf of a recognised and legitimate media outlet. All applications will be checked with editors.
Please note, there is limited availability for media accreditation requests.
If you are a high school, TAFE, University Student or amateur photographer who would like to shoot Listen Out or Listen In, please fill in this form. Please note, we get inundated with these requests and may not be able to reply to or acknowledge all of them.
Please also note, our internal content team has been determined for Listen Out/Listen In 2023. Please do not email us with requests to join the official content team.
I WANT TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT LISTEN OUT/IN AND/OR INTERVIEW AN ARTIST PRIOR TO THE EVENT, WHO DO I CONTACT?
HOW DO I APPLY FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION?
Media Accreditation applications for Listen Out and Listen In 2023 are open now and will close on Friday 18 August 2023 at 5PM AEST.
If you are a REVIEWER and/or a PHOTOGRAPHER wishing to attend one of the events, please complete the relevant form below;
- For Listen Out AU shows, you can apply for media accreditation here.
- For Listen In Adelaide, you can apply for media accreditation here.
- For Listen In Auckland, you can apply for media accreditation here.
Please ensure the form is completed in full, incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. Due to the festival being a licensed event, all applicants must ensure a Date of Birth (DOB) is included in their submission and that valid photo ID can be presented when collecting their accreditation at the event.
Outside of our official media partners, we will not be accepting applications for on ground video crews for Listen Out 2023. Please email [email protected] if you have queries on this.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION IS SUCCESSFUL?
Your application will be acknowledged with a reply email and you will be advised of the status of your application no later than Wednesday 30 August 2023.
Final media information will be sent to successful applicants no later than Friday 15 September 2023.
I’M A REVIEWER, DO I GET A PASS?
All reviewers will be issued with a wristband which grants general admission access to the festival site. Any access above and beyond general admission is at the discretion of Listen Out.
I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER, WHAT ACCESS DO I HAVE?
There is a strictly limited number of pit access photo passes for each event. ALL photographers accredited with a media pass must complete and sign a release form when collecting their pass at the event(s).
Accredited photographers have access to the general admission areas of the site and the photo pit in front of each stage for the first three (3) songs of each artist unless otherwise advised by Listen Out event staff. Please note the use of flash photography is not permitted at any time.
Closed shoes are to be worn at all times and directions and or requests of the publicity team, security and/ or any event staff at any given event must be followed. Not wearing closed in shoes will result in denied access to all photo pits.
There’s no media area on site at Listen Out, however there are various charging stations around the festival site. We do recommend that photographers wishing to file photos throughout the day bring their own USB wireless equipment.
Listen Out is not responsible for any media equipment.
There is strictly no backstage or side of stage access for any photographers or reviewers under any circumstances.
WHERE DO I COLLECT MY PASS FROM?
All passes and reviewer tickets are to be collected by showing photo ID from the Guest/Media box office (unless the Listen Out publicity team has advised you of other arrangements) which is located just outside the main public entrance of the event.
ALL working members of the media who are collecting any accredited passes (i.e if you are operating ANY audio and/or photography equipment) will be required to sign a release form in order to collect their pass at any event(s).
All Listen Out and Listen In Auckland events are 18+. Listen In Adelaide is Licensed/All Ages (16+ recommended). Valid photo ID is also required to receive an ’18+’ wristband to access the licensed areas of the event. The only forms of valid photo ID that will be accepted are current Australian driver’s licence, current passport (supported by another form of ID), current state issued proof of age card. Please note that an international driver’s licence is not accepted as a valid form of identification at any Listen Out/Listen In event.
I CAN’T GO TO LISTEN OUT/IN ANYMORE, CAN I JUST GIVE MY MEDIA ACCREDITATION TO SOMEONE ELSE AT WORK?
Media accreditation is not transferable. All passes must contain the correct name of the media representative. Pass swapping is not permitted and anyone found to do so will be immediately escorted from site.
Should a change of name be required prior to the event please email [email protected] at least two weeks before the relevant event explaining the reason for the change. As these events are so busy changes to media accreditation on the day of any given event cannot be guaranteed.