Update 4/7/2020: Maha Festival 2020 is canceled due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but the festival will return in 2021! Read the full statement here. The press application to cover the next Maha Festival will tentatively open in January 2021.
All working members of the media are invited to cover Maha Festival, with preference given to those working on assignment with coverage secured and those who apply early.
- We may verify this coverage with an editor.
- We are unable to approve all requests.
- Final confirmations will be sent via email in July. If you need confirmation sooner, please get in touch.
- You can apply to cover more than one day of Maha Festival.
January: Application opens.
July: Application closes. Passes assigned via email along with important pass regulations and pick-up instructions. If you apply early in the season, you may receive confirmation earlier.
Maha organizers are available for interviews. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. Artist interview requests should be sent directly to artist management, typically found on their websites or social media profiles.
The Maha media kit is here. Please contact for additional photos.
MAHA FESTIVAL PASS INFORMATION
A Press Pass provides access to the Maha Media Center (not backstage). The media center includes tables, chairs, wi-fi access, volunteers to answer questions and safeguard computers/equipment, and a quiet space for interviews.
A Photo Pass provides the same benefits as a Press Pass and also includes permission to use professional photography equipment. At Aksarben Village, the Photo Pass also grants access to the main stage photo pit. Please adhere to all regulations sent in your confirmation message.
Both the Press and Photo Pass include regular/general admission access to the event you’re covering.
Only one pass is granted per person, so if you are press, but plan to use professional photography equipment to shoot photos for your publication, please request a Photo Pass.
Due to space limitations, only one (1) pass will be assigned per publication. You have the option to indicate in the application whether you need additional passes, though this request can only be approved on a very limited basis.
If you are a freelancer, please have an assigning editor submit the form request. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any applications from freelancers that are not officially on assignment for a publication.
If you represent a college publication or radio station, please have an assigning editor submit the form request. Please include the size of your school’s student body under “Publication Info.”