“Waiting is the hardest part” – Tom Petty
Hey Fest Friends,
Well, we are two weeks away from the big party that is FEST 14 & PRE-FEST 3. Here is a quick update to let you know of a few cool things to check out while we are burning the midnight oil getting this fucker ready to fly!
YBOR SCHEDULE CHANGES BIG TIME!!!
If you downloaded our handy dandy PHONE APPS, you may have noticed a rather big update to the schedule. We are no longer using Market on 7th as a venue. No need to waste any more time on explaining, but to make shit work and not bail on the bands scheduled there, our awesome venues at New World Brewery, Crowbar and Tequila’s opened their doors a little wider and with bigger smiles so everyone can play. Make sure to give our YBOR PRE-FEST 3 venues a big fucking high five for being part of our family and not making shit weird. Together nothing can stop us from having fun!
LAST CHANCE TO BUY ONLINE!
OCT 24th at 10PM EST will be the last time you can purchase the following at the lower price. WEEKEND OF all things will be more expensive, fool! So, get off your wallet and commit to your going with your friend who has been bugging you for months to go to FEST with them!!!
FEST 14 IN GAINESVILLE – 3 DAY PASS (Oct 30th – Nov 1st)
BUY NOW AND SAVE: $25
BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 3 – 2 DAY PASS
BUY NOW AND SAVE: $10
COMBO PACKAGE (BIG PRE FEST 3 + FEST 14)
BUY NOW AND SAVE: $50
COMBO PASS NOT AVAILABLE AFTER OCT 24TH!!!
We’re also taking merch preorders on the 24th at 10 pm! So head over to the MERCH PAGE to check it out!
PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS BUS TICKETS!
This fun, safe and easy option to get from PRE-FEST 3 to FEST 14 and back to Tampa Airport (if needed) will not be for sale after OCT 24th!!! Also, only 20 seats left so grab them now while you can!
VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT FEST 14 AND EARN A FREE FEST 14 -3 DAY PASS
We still need about 80 volunteers to make FEST 14 run smoothly, and being a volunteer for FEST is like being a part of our family. It’s a fun and educational time. Plus, you get to be a part of something really special. You just work ONE 6-8 hour shift helping out weekend of FEST and you earn a FREE FEST 14- 3 DAY PASS!!!
Check out the VOLUNTEER page for more info and come out to our FINAL VOLUNTEER SIGN UP MEETING On Tuesday OCT 20th- 7pm- HOLIDAY INN UNV. 2ND FLOOR! Come meet us and get involved in something really special. Now you have no excuse GAINESVILLE for not FESTING this year!!!
PRE-FEST 3/ FEST 14 PASSES & INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS
If you can’t FEST like the rest of us for multiple days or can’t afford the multiple day pass you can just FEST with everyone for one day at one venue.
We do offer a limited amount of individual show tickets to many of the showcases for PRE-FEST 3 and FEST 14. You can just pay for the show(s) you want to go to. Once again, these tickets are very limited in number. Some as low as 20 tickets available. So, buy them ASAP if that is the way you wanna FEST this year. Prices range from $10-$25!
FREE FEST 14 DOWNLOADABLE COMP
FEST COMPS ARE BACK!!! Here is FEST 14’s FREE COMP series Vol. #1. This one I put together for ya. Lots of new bands I have been jammin’ while getting this year ready and a few old favorites in there as well. Look for future comps to be added. One each day until we release all 6 FREE FEST 14 COMPS!!!
If you are not following us on social media get on it!!! We will not only tell you the links to the future FREE FEST 14 COMPS, but it is a crucial way to stay on top of your shit especially weekend of PRE-FEST 3 and FEST 14!!!! You will also get links to helpful features and contests to win FEST 14 passes. So, follow us and find out more!
COOL FEST RELATED EVENTS!!!
Each year, we are so happy that what we do inspires others to help touring bands out with shows. It is really hard for smaller bands to get to the mecca that is FEST, especially the bands from overseas. Below is a s list of PRE-PRE FEST shows that are doing on in Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando and St. Pete before FEST weekend. Also, we have some rad punk docs that are being screened FEST 14 Weekend in Gainesville as well if you have the time!
Punk Rock Film Fest
Never Get Tired Screening
WRESTLING AT FEST!!! NOW FILMED FOR LIVE IPPV!!!
If you love Indie Wrestling like I do or have never seen live wrestling before, then here is your chance to witness something that wrestling nerds all over the world will be watching on live PPV!!!
VIVA LA LUCHA wrestling showcases at PRE-FEST 3 and FEST 14 will now be streaming live on WWN!
Also, we asked and many of you chimed in to support the claim that NXT should come to FEST. Well, looks like they heard us…well….kinda.
I just know there is no way in HELL I can break away at 7:30pm on day one so if you do go try to sit together, raise some hell, and get a FEST chant going for us! Maybe they will wise up and work with us next year.
Well, back to the grind. We still have a shit ton of things to get done before we have this party ready! Til then enjoy the FREE FEST 14 COMPS this week and get some rest while for us who just do not know what sleep is anymore.
Thanks and see you all super fucking soon!!!
-Tony and the FEST 14 crew