Monday, March 26, 2012

Treefort: Artists Travel to Boise in a Variety of Ways

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

What we can only assume is Of Montreal's bus in front of the Main Stage March 25.
  • What we can only assume is Of Montreal's bus in front of the Main Stage March 25.

At a large music festival such as Treefort, some might assume the bigger acts have huge record labels and budgets to tour.

But from March 22-25, only two buses were spotted in Boise (besides Kelly Clarkson’s of course), which shows that touring bands—even those we think are pretty big—by and large still travel by van or trailer. In fact, many bands at the festival were local or on a self-funded tour.

And And And's van on the afternoon of March 25.
  • And And And's van on the afternoon of March 25.

According to Matt Dalley, public relations director for Treefort, bands were selected based on their perceived fit with the vision for the festival, touring capabilities aside.

“We did get submissions from a ton of bands so us organizers had this really lengthy process of listening to hundreds of bands, and [we selected] the bands that really represented the festival well and what the festival is going for,” Dalley said.

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