We had this same discussion over at http://musicdfw.com/, a forum for the DFW area musicians. We could only recognize 5 bands that were on the lineup list as being local bands. Supposedly there were 135 "local acts" but we couldn't find how that number translated into actual musicians/bands by looking at the schedule. I think their definition of "local acts" and my definition must be wildly different.
We also tried to get 35 Conferette to give us press passes so we could cover it - do interviews with local bands, talk with the leaders - but we were denied. We specifically asked for press credentials to cover the local bands (rather than the festival as a whole). I think ultimately that is why we were denied.