Against Me!

(playing Reinventing Axl Rose)

Hot Water Music
Superchunk

HUM
Pegboy
Rainer Maria
The Movielife
The Lillingtons
Snapcase
Smoking Popes
Teenage Bottlerocket
Iron Reagan
88 Fingers Louie
Beach Slang
City of Caterpillar
Mustard Plug
A Wilhelm Scream
Off With Their Heads
Tim Barry
Bigwig
Crime in Stereo
Mean Jeans
Able Baker Fox
Toys That Kill
The Dopamines
Meat Wave
Daggermouth
The Flatliners
Iron Chic
The Copyrights
Atom And His Package
Screaming Females
The Chris Gethard Show (LIVE!)
...and so many more!

The Fest 16 and Pre-Fest 5 presented by:

FOLLOW THE FEST! #FEST16

Hey FEST Family,

HOLY SHIT!!! The FEST 16 and PRE-FEST 5 SCHEDULE HAS ARRIVED! 

We slaved really hard over this so we hope you are as stoked as we are about it. Talk it up, share with friends, post photos of your ideal schedule… but remember…if you like good music then there will always be conflicts. That’s FEST life baby. Too many kick ass bands performing is a real hard problem to live with.

Also, if you can’t make it to all three days of FEST 16 or two days of PRE-FEST 5 make sure to check out the fact that we offer individual showcase tickets to most showcases. They are limited so don’t sit on your ass and then cry a river that you did not get to see FEST this year.

We will also be announcing our FEST WRESTLING lineup soon. As you can see from the schedule, it is gonna be a massive SUPER SHOW that we are gonna call WE ARE FAMILY where we will not only be showcasing the best FW has to offer but the best independent talent from many of the other amazing promotions all over. More of that is to come.

MYSTERY BANDS: Who are they? Take a guess. We will announce them all the day before the shows. Until then lets take some bets and see what you think. I can tell you that this year we really outdid ourselves if I do say so myself.

FEST 16 and PRE-FEST 5 passes are going FAST! We have sold more passes to date then we have at this time ever in the history of FEST! At this rate we will SELL OUT so take that student loan and come get a real fucking education at FEST!

You don’t want to miss 350+ bands and FEST COMEDY and FEST WRESTLING including:

Against Me! (playing Reinventing Axl Rose), Hot Water Music, Superchunk, HUM, Rainer Maria, The LillingtonsSnapcase, 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 HitRed City Radio, Clown Sounds (URTC), We Are The Union, Tartar ControlThe Dopamines, Meat Wave, Daggermouth, Allison Weiss, The FlatlinersIron 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, toyGuitarApologies, I Have None (UK), Into It. Over It., Banner Pilot, No Trigger, MC LARS, Cadillac Blindside (reunion), Squirtgun (reunion) and so many more!!

HOTELS:

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.

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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!!!

BE A PART OF THE FEST FAMILY:

Follow us on the following social media platforms:

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VOLUNTEER

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.

RSVP on Facebook! FEST 16 / PRE-FEST 5

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

CHEERS,

Tony and the FEST crew