July 25th Update!
Posted by Sarah Goodwin on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm
Happy Friday Fest Friends,
Happy Friday Fest Friends,
It’s been a little while since we did a big update so I figured we should do a little re-cap of what has gone down while you were busy eating hot dogs and sticking fireworks in all the wrong places.
We are nearing the very end of the lineup but made some wiggle rooms to get these fine folks added to the party!
A Wilhelm Scream were actually one of the first bands to confirm up for FEST 13. No surprise there, however we waited to announce them so it would not affect their headlining tour that just rampaged through Florida. We got some good hangs for two nights, and I think I am still feeling a little light headed from it all.
Also, in addition, we are extremely honored to have The Paul Collins Beat performing. For those of you unfamiliar, Paul Collins was in The Nerves who originally did “Hanging on a Telephone” that was brought back by Blondie. After the Nerves broke up, he formed THE BEAT. Now he rocks the best of both plus a bunch of new rockin’ classics. Check out our featured video for just a taste of what is to come from THE PAUL COLLINS BEAT!!! You can also hit up his website for tons of info and free live downloads.
We also are adding … Fake Problems, THOU, Shellshag, Shinobu, Annabel, Big Awesome, The Moms, Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners), Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers), Crow Bait, Free Throw, Sorority Noise, Campaign, Coma Club (Ex/ NMDS/ VRGNS), Anemones and the Weighted Hands.
We are also adding Frameworks and Self Defense Family to BIG PRE-FEST 2 down in YBOR (TAMPA)!
For a full list of who is playing FEST 13 click here. I think we are at 336 now!!!
Remember, these bands all claim that they will be doing “special” sets at PRE-FEST. Hopefully they will let us all know soon what they have in store for us all. *cough cough, tell Sarah*
If you have not had a chance to check out the latest highlight video from FEST 12 and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR from last year, wander over to the VIDEO ARCHIVE of the site. You can find that as well as a ton of videos from FEST past. Even footage of Against Me! from FEST #1 back in 2002!!!
Passes are still available but are quickly running out. We have about 1,000 passes left for FEST 13 and only about 400 left for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR!!! Being that we are still over three months away, I see both selling out before the summer is over. Don’t wait around and snag a pass today!!! That’s why god created credit cards right?
The Paramount Plaza and Holiday Inn are still sold out for Gainesville, but we have just partnered with SUPER 8 in Gainesville to offer a discounted rate for FEST attendees. Check out the HOTELS PAGE for more info/ rate/ and number to call!!!
Ybor/Tampa HOTELS are still available for BIG PRE-FEST 2 but going super fast!!! Grab one now before they are gone on the PRE-FEST HOTELS PAGE.
For those of you going to PRE-FEST 2 in Ybor/ Tampa or if you live in that area and are looking for a cheap, safe, clean, and awesome way to get to and from Gainesville, check out the fleet of charter buses we have scored again this year we have called THE PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS.
Also, we should be getting our FEST 13 and PRE-FEST 2 promotional posters and postcards in soon. If you want to help us spread the word in your town email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will hook you up! Send us photos of a rad place you placed them and we will share with Facebook and Instagram.
Wanna check out new bands playing FEST 13? Check out this monster FEST RADIO PLAYER. I listen to it while working every day and have found some amazing new gems
We are very happy to find a home again for the FEST 13 ART SHOW. This year good friends and family will host it over at Anthem Tattoo who have recently moved their HQ into a beautiful historic house in downtown Gainesville. Check out the ART SHOW page for more info and how to submit your artwork/ photography to possibly show this year.
COMEDY LINEUP ANNOUNCED
FREE FEST 13 DOWNLOAD COMPS
BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2 SCHEDULE
FEST 13 SCHEDULE
TIE DYED FEST LOGO SHIRTS!!!
FEST HAND STITCHED POCKET T’S by ANT Apparel
Well folks,I think that is about it for our mid summer update. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for faster updates and good times. Now time to tighten up the schedule and loosen up the brews to get ready for another crazy year of FEST! Enjoy the rest of July and try not to get crazy from the heat!
-Tony and the FEST crew
7 Seconds, Only Crime, RVIVR, Shellshag, Pet Symmetry, Brief Lives, Captive Bolt, Single Mothers, Erica Freas (RVIVR), MERM (Mattie Jo Canino/ RVIVR), Carrion Spring, Rivernecks, The Ones to Blame, Rapturous Grief, Rubbish, Process, Bartender Brian, The Moms (Acoustic)
We’re also happy to have our friends Tiltwheel & Rotting Out playing Pre-Fest 2 in Ybor this year!
That gives you 3 weeks to get the best rate possible! Don’t snooze! Passes are selling fast!
We still have a few pretty cool features in the works for you all, so be sure to check back with us on the reg. You’ll hear from us again soon.
Thanks! Don’t swelter in this summer heat. – Tony & The Fest 13 Crew
It is hard to believe that it has been about a month and a half since we first launched THE FEST 13/ BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2 SITE… In that time we have been able to announce over 250+ bands so far including DESCENDENTS, a reunion from MINERAL, a 20 year special anniversary show from HOT WATER MUSIC, LIFETIME, MARKED MEN, LESS THAN JAKE, STRIKE ANYWHERE and so many more great FEST alumni and new blood.
Now we are reaching near the end of our booking and are extremely excited to announce that (the) MELVINS will finally be added to the party!!!
We are also announcing the following bands will also be playing FEST 13 and some signing on for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2.
Able Baker Fox (Small Brown Bike/ Casket Lottery), Coliseum, Gatorface (reunion), Vacation, The Jetty Boys, United Nations, Whiskey & Co., WHORES, The Unlovables, Life In Vacuum, The Slow Death, Nato Cole and the Blue Diamond Band, Devon Kay and the Solutions, Chris Farren, Antarctigo Vespucci (Chris Farren/ Jeff Rosenstock), Young Ladies, Max Levine Ensemble, Spoonboy, The Tim Version, Deluxe, Laura Palmer, Fellow Project, Children’s Children, No More, Snakehealers, Brian McGee, Who Needs You (Solo), DREDGER, Meridian, Spruce Bringsteen, Kyle Chason, It Looks Sad, My Body Sings Electric, Aviator, Everybody Row, Big Shoals, Sinai Vessel, and Mantar (DE)
Screaming Females, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Toys that Kill, PUP, Spraynard, Dowsing, Tiny Moving Parts, SPORT, Astpai, The Cincinnati Royals, Vacation, Slow Death, The Tim Version, Deluxe, Laura Palmer, Rational Anthem, Too Many Daves, Roger Harvey and the Wild Life, Shallow Cuts, Madison Bloodbath, as well as Benny and the Jet Rodriguez.
Like I mentioned before, we are nearing the end of our booking already. I am sure we will have a few more surprises in store for you over the summer but for now we are working hard on getting the schedule finished so we can hopefully get it finalized and announced in record time this year.
It has not even been a full month of sales, and we are well over the half way point for the amount of passes we have left to sell to each event. Please get your passes early so you are not missing out on what is shaping up to be one fucking epic year for FEST!!!
Remember – early bird pricing ends on June 30th!
Make sure to follow us on our social media accounts for updates, announcements and other fun stuff.
Hopefully next week we will be able to bring you two new fun features to the site. Stay tuned, you will be stoked we promise!
TONY and the FEST
As promised, here’s the next batch of confirmed bands! By my counts, that makes the total confirmed 250+. Crazy – considering this time last year the site had just launched! See the list below for you to geek out!
We are more than happy to announce that Mineral is coming to Fest to celebrate their 20th Anniversary! Get stoked.
Also joining us, a hearty mix of the old and the new: Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, The Arrivals, Treasure Fleet, Radon, Jeff Rosenstock, Asshole Parade, Dangers, The City On Film (full band), Lifted Bells, Make Do and Mend, The Dopamines , Xerxes, Sundials, Stickup Kid, Hard Girls, American Sharks, Posture & The Grizzly, Glocca Morra, SPORT (FR), Post Teens, Eric Ayotte, Tiny Empires, Adventures, Empty Lungs (nIRE), Ducking Punches (UK), Creepoid, Ex-Breathers, Edmonton, Football, ETC, Pool Party, King Friday, The Cincinnati Royals, Old Wounds, Old Lines, Nerd Alert, Hospital Job, The Maxies, State Faults, The Blind Staggers, Made Ready, Weak Teeth, Worship This!, The Pauses, Jason Guy Smiley and Greenland Is Melting
Here are the few hitting up Ybor & Gainesville: PUP (CA), Madison Bloodbath, Toys that Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Benny The Jet Rodriguez and Jeff Brawer
That’s all the new junk I got for now! Take care of yourselves.
Cheers, Tony & the FEST 13 Crew
Heads up! We added more bands to FEST 13 now making it 200 confirmed bands. We still have some big hopefuls we are still waiting on & an inbox that is overflowing with requests to play (despite us asking not to email us). So, with over 6 months away from FEST 13, I think we are off to an amazing start!
Before you get all caught up in who has been added we have an important reminder for you all.
So, mark your calendars so you don’t forget. HOTELS usually go super fast and we expect FEST 13 and PRE-FEST 2 passes to sell out faster than they ever have before with this special lineup this year.
Now that we have warned you here is who we have added for round two of bands playing FEST 13!!!
We are very excited that Hot Water Music has chosen to celebrate their 20 year anniversary with us – only Florida show to boot!
Also joining the party: Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder, Screaming Females, Ben Nichols, Modern Baseball, Pianos Become the Teeth, The Sidekicks, Everyone Everywhere, Tiltwheel, Smalltown (SE), Enabler, Rescuer, Runaway Brother, Shallow Cuts, Rational Anthem, Et Tu Brute, Three Man Cannon, The Hundred Acre Woods, The Weaks, Chalk Talk, SRVVLST, Arliss Nancy, Kittyhawk, Two Knights, Cicada Radio, Lindsey Mills, Close Talker, Junior Battles, Protagonist, Sunshine State, Teen Agers, Wet Nurse, The Bennies (AU), The Shell Corporation, Stabbed in Back, Brian Marquis, Too Many Daves, Andrew Cream (Full Band), Arms Aloft, My Man, Nothing In The Dark, Placeholder, Rust Belt Lights, and the Duppies.
That is your update for now. We will be announcing another batch of bands on 4/21/14, the day after everything goes on sale.
If you are first visiting the FEST 13 site, please keep reading to see who else is playing and get more info on how the party time will go down this year!
Tony and the FEST 13 Crew
We have lots to cover in this first announcement, so take some time to go through our new site and make sure to explore the band pages to check out all the new bands we are bringing down to the party this year. We will be announcing even more in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned and follow us on all our social media outlets for updates.
We are extremely excited and honored to be hosting the DESCENDENTS this year for their only Florida show!!! I guess having ALL play last year showed Bill, Stephen and Karl just how much fun FEST is and how all of you are the most amazing and devoted music fans out there. We are also stoked to be able to announce alumni like LIFETIME, MARKED MEN, LESS THAN JAKE, STRIKE ANYWHERE, THE MENZINGERS, CHUCK RAGAN & THE CAMARADERIE, INTO IT. OVER IT. , TIM BARRY, DEAR LANDLORD, CHEAP GIRLS, NIGHT BIRDS, THE FLATLINERS, BANNER PILOT, LAURA STEVENSON, BROADWAY CALLS, THE SMITH STREET BAND, YOU BLEW IT!, LEMURIA, WE ARE THE UNION, CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE, MIXTAPES, THE HOLY MESS, RED CITY RADIO, GROOVIE GHOULIES, LOOK MEXICO, and THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE. We are also glad to be able have down for the first time CHIXDIGGIT, ALLISON WEISS, SELF DEFENSE FAMILY, KILLER WAVES, ROTTING OUT, GNARWOLVES, FOXING and many many more new bands to check out this year on the BANDS PAGE of the site. We hope to be able to give you another batch of confirmed bands on 4/15 before passes/hotels/merch go up for sale. Be sure to follow us on our social media sites for updates and announcements.
Be sure to check for the “FLORIDA EXCLUSIVE” ribbon for all of our amigos making Fest their only Sunshine State experience!
This year we have a slight change in venues for FEST 13. The Florida Theater closed down. We hope someone awesome takes it over, but we just can’t wait around to see if that can happen. As many of you heard we have been working very closely with the city of Gainesville to be able to expand FEST and use city property. They have granted our wishes, and we will be moving forward with plans to utilize the BO DIDDLEY PLAZA for FEST 13. We will be fencing off the area, bringing in killer sound and lights and pretty much making it a kick ass FEST world for all of you. We still have not gotten a final verdict on what the capacity will be, but we all are hoping it will be a much larger space so you all will have a chance to catch all the headliners this year. Stay tuned for more info as we work more with the city on making this the best FEST yet!
We are once again going to expand the good times down to YBOR/TAMPA area for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2. Last year was a huge success and we only got amazing feedback from attendees, bands, and the venues down there so why not do it again. We will be doing it for two days again at four venues in the heart of Historic Ybor City. Looks like we will be able to host about 60+ bands and we are encouraging them to do some special sets while down there. For more info check out the PRE-FEST 2 page of the site.
That’s right. Easter Sunday Funday!!! Grab your passes, merch, and hotel rooms that day and get a cheaper price on passes for ordering early! WE WILL ONLY BE SELLING 3,750 PASSES FOR FEST 13 (GAINESVILLE) WE WILL ONLY BE SELLING 1,200 PASSES FOR BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2 (YBOR/TAMPA) So, don’t wait on this and be left out when the party sells out!!!
Don’t forget to check out our sleek shirt designs on the MERCH page!
Want to stay on top of band announcements, exciting new developments or just be apart of the conversations about this exciting FEST 13 year? Then follow us and help us spread the word. Check out our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. Well folks, that is about it for this crazy first big FEST announcement. Enjoy the new site and be sure check out all the bands playing so far this year. We hope you all are as excited as we are so far. Hopefully all our wish list will come true and we will be able to bring you the biggest and best FEST yet! Cheers and thank you all for being part of our wonderful FEST family!
- Tony and the rest of the FEST crew