Hey FEST FRIENDS,
It has been a while since we have had the pleasure to feed you some goodies about FEST 15 and PRE-FEST 4 but today is the BIG FUCKING DAY when we get to share with you what you all have been patiently waiting for…
I have to tell you, this year’s build out of the schedule was the hardest one I have ever done. There are just too many awesome freakin’ bands playing so every time slot is filled with conflicts. To battle that great debate, we offer you to check out attending PRE-FEST 4. There you can knock out a bunch of bands you wanted to see at FEST 15 and make more room in your schedule!!!!
We also convinced some of our favorite bands to perform some MYSTERY BAND sets at FEST 15 this year. Those bands will be announced the day before said MYSTERY BAND slot. I assure you that each is very, very special, and that is why we have slated many to start the day. That way you can all line up, venues can get a count, and let folks know if they will have a chance to get in before doors even open.
We also have been announcing new bands through our social media for the past few weeks. Today we are happy to say we have a few more to announce.
J Robbins (Jawbox/ Burning Airlines)
Georgia Maq (Camp Cope)
Also, don’t forget these alumni who will be returning this year for the big 15 year anniversary!!!
Propagandhi, Less Than Jake, The Ergs! (REUNION), Dillinger Four, Off With Their Heads, Mustard Plug, A Wilhelm Scream, Small Brown Bike, Samiam, Dead to Me, Strike Anywhere, Knapsack, Tim Barry, Lemuria, Masked Intruder, Mean Jeans, Boysetsfire, The Menzingers, Braid, Latterman (REUNION), F.Y.P (FINAL SHOW), AJJ, PUP, Big D and the Kids Table, You Blew It!, FLOOR, The Flatliners, Tenement, Shellshag, Pears, Elway, toyGuitar, Golden Pelicans, RADON, Save Ends, Captain We’re Sinking, Dowsing, Gunmoll (REUNION), Red City Radio, War on Women, Timeshares, Somos, Prawn, After the Fall, Free Throw, Annabel, Big Eyes, Broadway Calls, Pink Razors (REUNION), Audacity, Vacation, Toys that Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, United Nations, RVIVR, Rozwell Kid, The Copyrights, Iron Chic, Night Birds, Twelve Hour Turn (REUNION), Planes Mistaken For Stars, Jeff Rosenstock, Slingshot Dakota, Cheap Girls, Torche, Mac Sabbath, Negative Approach, The Smith Street Band (AU), Chixdiggit, and many many more!!!!!!!!!
FEST COMEDY SHOWCASE
We are in the final stages of building this out and will share who will be coming to FEST in the weeks to come. Already I can say we have lots of new faces gracing the stage of Rockey’s and hopefully the return of someone pretty special to the FEST Comedy family.
ICYMI: we started promoting wrestling shows outside of FEST weekend!!!
Our debut show will be:
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4th
@ Cowboys Saloon
201 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
DOORS: 7:00pm/ BELL TIME: 7:30pm
$10 ADV/ $15 DAY OF SHOW
Ticket Info: http://thefestfl.limitedrun.com/tickets/
18+ EVENT/ FULL BAR/ PBR SPECIALS
We are lucky enough to have the help of Ronin Wrestling in booking out this amazing debut show! Even if you can’t come, take the time to check out the amazing talents of the folks we have coming.
Brian Cage (Lucha Underground), Sonjay Dutt (TNA), Lince Dorado (WWE’s CWC) , Veda Scott (ROH), Su Yung (SHINE), Angel Rose (IGNITE) , Mr.450 (Ronin), Balam (Pale Horse Lucha), Serpento (Pale Horse Lucha), ORACULO (Pale Horse Lucha), Jason Cade (EVOLVE), Matt Palmer, Teddy Stigma’ (Ronin), Team Lucha (Cruz & Rios), TECH (Monroe/ Cread), Martin Stone (Ronin), Aaron Epic, Edward Malken (Ronin) & Donovan Danhausen.
Cowboys will be ape shit for this show!!! We are not going to use barricades or chairs. This will be the closest some of you will ever get to the action in the ring!!!
To see just what I am talking about check out the video from the wrestling showcase we had at FEST 14. You can see a triple threat lucha match between Balam, Serpento & ORACULO. We will see a rematch of this at the show on September 4th!!!
WRESTLING AT FEST 15
We already have a stacked lineup for the FEST WRESTLING showcase at FEST 15. We will announce the card at our showcase on Sept 4th and to the internet on Sept 5th. BIG BIG BIG show being featured. More info soon!
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VOLUNTEER FOR PRE-FEST 4 or FEST 15 and earn a FREE PASS
FEST BOOTH @ WRECKING BALL
We are headed to Atlanta this weekend to drink all the PBRs and hang out at WRECKING BALL. We will have a tent set up so come by and hang with us. You can also bring us gifts if you would like. Sara S. is vegan and sometimes my glaucoma acts up. Just saying…
We are also going to be giving away a FEST 15 pass each day!!! Swing by our tent and prove that you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@thefestfl). If not, you can start following us then. We will hook you up with a tight FEST koozie (while supplies last), and you will be entered into a raffle to win that FEST 15 pass.
Each day we’ll do the raffle so two people have the chance to win. We’ll announce the winner at the end of each day.
Ybor: There are rooms at both Pre-Fest 4 hotels in Ybor, FL (TAMPA) that are open right now.
Check out the HOTELS PAGE of our site for more details.
Gaiensville: Nothing open at either the Holiday Inn or the Paramount. Check hotels.com for what is left in town. Big year so shit filled up with the quickness.
PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS
Speaking of filling up… If you want a safe, fun, and affordable way to travel from Tampa to Gainesville on Friday Oct 28th and then back to the Tampa Airpot on Monday Oct 31st… We have the ride for you!! THE PCFE is just awesome! Check out the info page to get all the details and see what others have said about the ride.
I have been informed that we are close to being sold out on the these charter buses so grab a ticket and climb on.
PRE-FEST 4/ FEST 15 PASSES
GRAB THEM!!! We are well over the half way mark to selling out!!! You have been warned.
CLICK THIS LINK TO BUY TICKETS!
INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS
If you go to our store or check the links on the schedule page you will notice that most shows have an option to purchase just a ticket to that show. If that sounds good to you then buy one. Some of those shows only allow a small number of tickets to be sold. Some do NOT allow you to purchase day of the show at the door. So, check out each show, price, how many tickets will be sold, and if they are only sold in advance. These will not last long so if you can’t do all three days of FEST 15 or PRE-FEST 4 I advise cherry picking what works best for you.
We also have a very special new merch item for this year!
FEST HAWAIIAN SHIRTS!
LIMITED TO 200!!! S, M, L, XL, XXL AVAILABLE
100% PRE-SHRUNK COTTON too.
$40 in advance through our site. $50 weekend of (if any are still available)
I think that is about it for now. Hope you like the way we grouped bands together for the schedule. Stay tuned for who we have coming this year for our COMEDY and our WRESTLING showcases. Come out September 4th to Cowboys for the debut show of FEST WRESTLING and hopefully we will run into you this weekend at WRECKING BALL!!!
Tony and the FEST crew