HEY FEST FRIENDS,
Every year the FEST COMEDY SHOWCASE is packed out with some of the smartest comedy fans at FEST. This year we are once again showcasing a wonderful lineup of talent from all over for your enjoyment.
Adam Cayton-Holland (Denver)
Shane Torres (New York)
Toby McMullen (Chicago)
as well as:
Ian Douglas Terry (Denver), Gary Doyle (Ireland), Andrew Michael (Atlanta), Dante Powell (Des Moines), Cherith Fuller (Atlanta), Casey Crawford (Orlando), Shaw Smith (Orlando), Omar Shaukat (New York), Will Hancock (Denver) Jeff Simmermon (New York), and Dustin Meadows (Columbus)!
Also, don’t forget that we previously announced that CHRIS GETHARD is bringing down all his friends and doing a special version of the hit THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW as well his podcast Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People LIVE at FEST 16!!!
TICKET PRICES GO UP ON JULY 1ST!!!
Save yourself some money and BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! Prices jump up on July 1st. Don’t slack and get those passes for FEST 16 and PRE-FEST 5 now and save $$$!!!
This way you can catch it all at a discounted FEST 16 pass for all three days. 350+ bands and FEST COMEDY and FEST WRESTLING including:
Against Me! (playing Reinventing Axl Rose), Hot Water Music, Superchunk, HUM, Rainer Maria, The Lillingtons, Snapcase, Smoking Popes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Pegboy, The Movielife, Iron Reagan, 88 Fingers Louie, Beach Slang, Mustard Plug, A Wilhelm Scream, Off With Their Heads, Tim Barry, Toys that Kill, Direct Hit, Red City Radio, Clown Sounds (URTC), We Are The Union, Tartar Control, The Dopamines, Meat Wave, Daggermouth, Allison Weiss, The Flatliners, Iron Chic, Nothington, The Copyrights, Atom and His Package, Screaming Females, Majority Rule (reunion), Grade, City of Caterpillar (reunion), You Blew It, Career Suicide, Able Baker Fox, toyGuitar, Apologies, I Have None (UK), Into It. Over It., Banner Pilot, No Trigger, MC LARS, Cadillac Blindside (reunion), Squirtgun (reunion) and so many more!!
A small handful of rooms have opened up at the Holiday Inn and Wyndham Garden Gainesville. Also one room at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ybor City. Act fast to get these rooms! (*If you’re reading this update past 6/28 it’s likely the rooms are already booked.)
We still have rooms available at Hampton Inn in Ybor City for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 5!
PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS (SHUTTLE BUS):
NEED A RIDE FROM TAMPA TO GAINESVILLE AND BACK?
We have that covered too! We have set up a very special bonus to help make your extended Florida vacation even easier. We have partnered with a top notch charter bus company. Each bus has 55 seats. We are calling these sweet rides THE PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS, named after Jack Burton’s trusted 16 wheeler, this premium coach bus service comes with cold cold A/C, restrooms, large luggage area, free Wi-Fi & DVD entertainment system where we will be screening a movie of Tony’s choosing! Also, when you get on the PCFE you will be given a very special PCFE t-shirt that no one else will be able to purchase. We filled up three of these cruisers last year and we only heard good reports back from attendees. I think most just needed two hours of rest before the marathon Gainesville was about to unleash on them.
HOT NEW MERCH ITEMS!!!
BUY YOUR MERCH NOW AND GET EASY PICK UP WHEN YOU CHECK INTO REGISTRATION. NO LUGGING AROUND SHIT WHILE YOU ARE TRYING TO HANG OUT!!! YOU ALSO DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT US RUNNING OUT OF YOUR SIZE.
XXL XXXL AND XXXXL SIZES AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PRE-ORDER!!!
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You will not only stay up to date with the news and announcements leading up to FEST 16/ PRE-FEST 5, but when the event is going down you will be the first to get special announcements on who the MYSTERY BANDS will be as well as any last minute changes or surprises in the schedule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BE MORE THAN A FAN. BE A PART OF FEST. VOLUNTEER and EARN YOUR FEST 16 or PRE-FEST 5 PASS!!!
If you live in the Gainesville or Tampa Bay area and want to help out and be a part of THE FEST 16 or PRE-FEST 5, here is your chance. THE FEST is looking for kick ass, friendly and serious volunteers. Volunteers are always needed to help run FEST. We offer a free pass to anyone who works ONE shift the weekend of. You will also get a SPECIAL FEST SHIRT for the event you work. This is a design that no one else can buy. A shift runs about 8-10 hours and is anything from working registration, the door, helping bands load equipment, stage/barricade security, serving beers at Bo Diddley Plaza, to being a rock star stage manager.
FEST 16 VOLUNTEER SIGN UP MEETINGS:
@ Holiday Inn University Center (1250 W University Ave):
Sign Up Meeting #1 Tue Sept 12 7pm
Sign Up Meeting#2 Sun Sept 17 3pm
Sign Up Meeting#3 Wed Sept 20 7pm
PRE-FEST 5 VOLUNTEER SIGN UP MEETING:
Sign Up Meeting Mon Sept 11 7pm @ The Orpheum (1915 E 7th Ave)- Ybor City, FL
FOR MORE DETAILS ON POSSIBLE JOBS CHECK OUT THE VOLUNTEER PAGE.
OFFSET YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT!
FEST offsets the carbon footprint of the venues, but that doesn’t account for the carbon footprint of attendee travel which makes up 98.1% of FEST’s overall footprint. We’re asking you to do your part by offsetting the carbon footprint of your travel to and from FEST. We’re working with the local environmental nonprofit We Are Neutral to offset your carbon footprint, right here in Gainesville. The cost to offset the average trip to FEST is $5. Please add these offsets to your purchase in the name of a healthier planet!
For more info about We Are Neutral visit http://www.weareneutral.com
FEST WRESTLING SUPERSHOW lineup coming soon!!!
Tony and the FEST crew