How to write tech riders and stage plots (with examples and template)

Examples of Tech Riders

What you need to list

  1. Names and what they play (microphones where needed)
  2. Equipment you are bringing vs backline that you need venue to supply
  3. Frontline (how many channels connected to main PA, subwoofer needed?)
  4. Stage Plot
  5. Link to your music 
  6. Contact information
  7. Thank you
 "If the venue is unable to provide any of the equipment above, please contact [band representative with email] so we can coordinate other arrangements." (you need backup plans)

Remember details

  • Electrical power needed
  • Monitor speakers
  • Tables

Very simple example

More detailed

Example of a Stage Plot

Very simple

Slightly more detailed one

More detailed one using Stage Plot Pro

Example from a show with multiple bands

This is what the Neon Nonya show looked like, based on that tech rider

Template for creating your own Tech Rider

Online tool for making stage plots

This information was compiled by Ben Ang, Ableton Certified Trainer and Principal Tutor of the NUS Electronic Music Lab. If you want to learn more about how to prepare or enhance your live set, contact Ben at