RPM FEST 2017 BAND INFO, RULES, AND GUIDELINES

Congrats!  You’ve been selected to play RPM Fest 2017.  Please have all of your band members read the following information, rules, and guidelines we’ve set for our bands.

Once you have read all of the below information, please submit your band info, graphics, and (optional) compilation track through our Band Confirmation Form linked at the bottom of this page to confirm your band’s participation in RPM Fest.

What is RPM Fest

  • Annual three day heavy music festival
  • 30+ bands all over the rock, punk, and metal spectrum
  • Vendor area with food and drink, arts and crafts, merchandise
  • Gaming area with wiffle ball, cornhole, beer pong, bear pong
  • Metal karaoke, movies, and games on our giant projection screen
  • Outdoor camping and BYOB all weekend
  • Dates: Friday August 25th, Saturday August 26th, Sunday August 27th
  • Location: Raymond Road, Greenfield, MA

Schedule (TENTATIVE)

  • Thursday: Early band arrival / tent setup 7 PM
  • Friday: Gates open 5 PM, Music 6:30 to 10 PM, Gates close 11 PM
  • Saturday: Gates open 12 PM, Music 1 to 10 PM, Gates close 11 PM
  • Sunday: Gates open 12 PM, Music 1 to 8 PM, Gates close 9 PM
  • Monday: Site clear 11 AM
  • Sets: 30 minutes on alternating stages, 15 min break every 4 bands

PRE-FEST TIMELINE AND DEADLINES

  • May 8th: Band Confirmation Forms due
  • June 5th: Promo Packs, Parking Passes, and Tickets mailed out
  • June 26th: First Round of Flyering
  • July 24th: Second Round of Flyering
  • August 7th: Third Round of Flyering

MISC

  • No other shows within 50 miles and 30 days of RPM Fest dates
  • Bands must be on site 90 minutes before set time
  • We have limited parking on site.  Each band will be given two parking passes.  If you are bringing more than two vehicles you must purchase additional parking passes as you will be taking up spots reserved for our paying attendees
  • No charcoal grills - small propane grills are fine
  • Bands are expected to help with promotion through social media and physical flyering
  • Bands may bring their own table and pop-up tent to sell merch all weekend - we will provide a shared 20x20 tent but space will be prioritized for bands playing that day
  • We highly recommend that you stick around all weekend and don’t miss out on anything!  Every year we have hundreds of people hanging out at all night, watching movies, playing wiffle ball.  If you haven’t experienced RPM Fest before, you’re gonna have a good time.

GEAR AND BACKLINE

Left Stage BACKLINE

  • Drum set: Yamaha Stage Custom, 22 kick 10/12 rack, 16 floor toms
  • Guitar cab 1: Marshall 1960A 4x12 - 300w 16 or 4 ohms mono, 150w 8 ohms stereo
  • Guitar cab 2: Marshall 1960A 4x12 - 600w, 16 ohms
  • Guitar cab 3: Randall 4x12 - 8 ohms
  • Bass cab: Acoustic B810 mkII 8x10 - 1200w, 4 ohms

Right Stage BACKLINE

  • Drum set: Yamaha Stage Custom, 22 kick, 10/12 rack, 16 floor toms
  • Guitar cab 1: Marshall 1960A 4x12 - 300w 16 or 4 ohms mono, 150w 8 ohms stereo
  • Guitar cab 2: Mesa 4x12 - 16 ohms
  • Guitar cab 3: Krank 4x12  - 4 ohms
  • Bass cab: Ampeg SVT 8x10 - 800w, 4 ohms

GEAR YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Drummers: stands, hardware, throne, cymbals, snare, pedals, sticks
  • Bassists and Guitarists: amp, pedals, cables, guitars
  • Merch Table: if you want to vend on days other than the one you are playing, bring a table and a 10'x10' pop-up tent - we will have a shared 20x20 merch tent that fits approximately 16 bands, but space will be prioritized for bands playing that day