THis does not apply to original acts or benefits... A group of people I play with that have a cover project together are a little butt hurt because a festival that had them play last year is not having them play this year.. Honestly, it's not that great of a festival, and unless you are from the immediate area you are likely to never of heard of it. ****** time slots, no pay unless you sell the tickets that they give you to sell (last year the guitar player gave them all away to his friends). I had pretty much already said that I wasn't interested in playing given the fact there bands aside from the main headliners are not getting paid, and the fact that bands are given tickets to sell...To me, thats really just taking advantage of the acts in order to fill up the hours preceding the headline acts. Bottom line for me is that given the amount of time, effort, and money musicians put into a band, playing for free is an insult. So, what are your justifications for playing for free?