More Crazy Backstage Requests By Artists (Which May or May Not Be True)

The rider is the part of the contract between and artist and a promoter over what needs to be provided at the venue before, during and after a show. Most of the details are pretty routine and mundane, but things sometimes get interesting when it comes to the list of demands for the artists’ dressing room.

Festival Baby collected some backstage riders for our amusement–although I’m not so sure all of them are, um, real. See them all here.

Meghan Trainor rider

Kayne West Rider


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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