How Festivals Are Created ft. Amanda Phelan (Danny Wimmer Presents)

How Festivals Are Created ft. Amanda Phelan (Danny Wimmer Presents)
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This week we have the wonderful Amanda Phelan on the bus! Amanda comes to us from Danny Wimmer Presents – where she is the Director of Talent. Lately I have been noticing a lot of misinformation out there on what actually goes into making a festival happen. Now I do not know what it takes to put on a festival – because I have never done it. Danny Wimmer Presents puts on eight different festivals all over the USA every year. Aftershock, Louder Than Life & Hometown Rising to name a few. I have had the pleasure of attending some of them when I was on tour with A Day To Remember – and damnit, they were a blast. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode with Amanda – it was an absolute pleasure to get to speak with her and learn from her for an hour.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How a festival is created from start to show day
• How Amanda helps create festivals for Danny Wimmer Presents
• The misconceptions of When We Were Young Festival
• How promoters pick which artist will perform at a festival

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(00:00) Intro
(02:05) Patreon
(03:02) Amanda gets on the bus
(06:34) What it’s like working at Danny Wimmer Presents
(10:21) Amanda’s path into the music industry
(15:06) Danny Wimmer Presents Festivals
(17:27) How a festival is created
(25:48) How talent is booked for festivals
(32:35) What determines the lineup order?
(35:32) Announcing a festival
(40:33) What happens on a festival show day
(44:27) How to work for a festival
(47:47) When We Were Young Festival
(55:58) Wrap up notes



Amanda Phelan – Guest

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Adam Elmakias – Host

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey