This thread is similiar to the other festival thread here. I have been booked as organizer of VJ´s, and as a VJ at a local electronica festival here in Oslo. It´s a small festival (around 2000 - 3000 people) with two stages, situated on an island. We were originally 4 VJ´s. but one of them backed out in the last minute. I asked the promoter to get his pay (we work on comission, about a quid for every 8 people) if we are to take over his hours. He said no, arguing that a couple of hours more or less each day doesnt matter, and we should do it for free. He also said they might be forced to close earlier (23:00 instead of 01:00) and in that case we wouldnt him to pay us less because we suddenly get less working hours, do we? We are the only VJ´s around here who does a good job, and we are also leasing the equipment (billed separately) My point, I´m not sure what to think of this. What do you guys think? What should I tell the promoter? By the way, I might show this thread to the promoter to back up my claim.