Information for Confirmed Acts
Please arrive at the Bend Roots Revival at least 1 hour before your set. When you arrive, check-in at the main entrance tent. This is where the merchandise is, the entrance by the Community Art Zone, directly across Shelving-Hixon Road from the entrance to the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Here, you will receive your complimentary food and drink tickets, and one of our band-liaisons will be able to answer any questions you may have. After you pick up your packet and chat with a liaison, head to your stage, check in with your sound engineer, load-in and set up.
The Roots Fest is as much about getting off stage as it is getting on, and melting faces during your set. We want you to kill it, and we want you to want every band to have the same opportunity. 120 bands in 2.5 days is the result of a festival which has undergone more than a decade of ups and downs. A seasoned culture initiates and educates both incoming bands and Revivalists. About two-thirds of the acts (and patrons of the event) are returning. They know how it works, and they set the tone for how the event flows.
Look to these key players and the sound engineers for guidance. The Roots Sound Crew is the most important part of our program. Without them, the Revival will not work; and so, to them, we lay down our axes, and hold up our goblets! It is they who have the final say. With the exception of some of the first acts of each day and some who are scheduled to perform on the Bend-in-Spoon Community Arts stage, there are no sound-checks at Roots. This is because an act will be playing on an adjacent stage while your group is setting up. Line-checks are ok, to make sure you have signal and tone, but please don’t let your warm-ups bleed over into another band’s performance. As soon as the neighboring stage plays their last note, your band can kick it in. Roots’ sound crew will check you, on the fly, during your first song.
As you near the end of your set, please be conscious that a band is about to kick it in, just like you did, on a stage nearby. Please finish your set three to five minutes early. If you should happen to go over your set-time, our engineers will shut you down to honor the other act’s slot.