Q: Where and when is Pygmalion?
A: Pygmalion takes place in Champaign­-Urbana, Illinois. This year, the festival takes place over the course of September 20-24.

Q: Why Pygmalion? What is that?
A: In 2005, we wanted to give it a name that had some meaning to us. As it began as a music festival alone, the founder decided to name it after the last album that one of his favorite bands released. That album was called Pygmalion by the band Slowdive. That’s how it came to be.

Yes, we’ve invited them to perform. Just not in the cards yet. In the meantime, you should check out their new self-titled album on one of our favorite labels, Dead Oceans. It’s a peach.

Q: We’d like our band to perform, with whom can we speak? 
A: Sadly, we’re just not able to field unsolicited offers for participation at Pygmalion.

Q: I wrote a book, can I read from it?
A: If you are a local author to Champaign-Urbana, give us a holler. Otherwise, our lineup is super small and we’ve got a good idea of what we want to present, but thank you for checking!

Q: How do I get involved in the TECH component? I created / invented ________ and I’d like to show people what it’s all about.
A: You created / invented that? Amazing! Please email info@thepygmalionfestival.com and let’s talk!

Q: Hey, we’re a local band to Champaign-Urbana. How can we find our way into the mix?
A: If you are local and doing what you do well, and in a way that appeals to our sensibilities, please, by all means, send us an email. That said, chances are, you are already on our radar. We breathe this stuff.

Q: When does the full lineup get announced?
 Soon! Promise, stay tuned.

Q: When do tickets go on sale? 
A: Soon! Promise, stay tuned.

Q: I’m a journalist / DJ / blogger / etc that wants to cover the festival. How can I get press credentials?
A: Lisa Gottheil of Grandstand PR handles our publicity. She’s super nice and really good at her job. Email her at lisag@grandstandhq.com and she can help you out.

Q: Oh, you are on Facebook, and Twitter, and such?
A: Yes, we are. Engage and interact with us herehere, and here. You know the drill.

Q: You haven’t answered my question.
A: Totally apologize about that. These FAQ things are annoying to write. Tell you what — if you email us here: info@thepygmalionfestival.com — we will get back with you ASAP and give you the answer to any question you might have. Literally. Any question. Try us.

Q: To whom should I address my inquiry?
A: If you email us, you will get Seth and Patrick. They are pretty much constantly on the job. It’s an addiction.