Got Fest questions? The answer may be here. This is only a temp Fest FAQ, more to come!
Located here: http://www.thefestfl.com/faq.html?iframeWhen are Fest 8 Tickets/Passes going on sale?
Tickets/Passes will go onsale online through this site on July 1st 2009. They will also be available at select independent businesses in Gainesville, Orlando, and Tampa on August 1st 2009.Is THE Fest 7 all ages?
As of now every venue at THE Fest 8 is 18+ except 1982 and The Kick Stand. This is a rule of the city of Gainevsille. We are awaiting the City of Gainesville to give us an official statement on if parents or legal guardians can bring minors with them to the 18+ venues.
* Durty Nellys is always 21+!!! No exceptions even with a parent or legal guardian.
EVERYONE ATTENDING Fest 7 MUST HAVE A VALID ID WITH BIRTH DATE TO GET INTO ANY OF THE VENUES. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! If you don't have a driver's license then you must have a legal ID or Passport. College IDs will not work.What are the venues and how far are the venues?
All of the venues are in walking distance. The Venue, The Atlantic, Market Street Pub, Common Grounds, Durty Nellys and The Kickstand are all in a four block radius. 1982 is about 11 blocks from the Atlantic and 8 blocks from The Venue. These are all walking blocks. Gainesville has a very small downtown. We will also be doings a show on the campus of University of Florida. More info on that soon.How do I get there? Rental Cars? Flights? Greyhound?
The Gainesville Regional Airport is a quick cab ride to downtown. They mainly use Atlanta as a hub. Check there, but Jacksonville, Tampa, or Orlando are usually cheaper.
Also, check out: Runways it is a shuttle service that runs from Jacksonville/Orlando Airport to Gainesville and back daily. Pretty cheap if you book 4 folks together plus you can sleep in the A/C.
Gainesville also has a Greyhound station that is in walking distance from downtown or a short cab ride.Can I buy a Fest 8 pass for just one day?
Nope.Can I buy tickets for an individual show in advance?
Nope. In fact, if we sell enough Fest 8 weekend passes we might have to not allow individual door prices for shows. So, in simpler terms. If you want to just go to see the certain shows then just check the Fest 8 website before you head to Gainesville. I would just quit your job, buy a weekend pass and see a ton of bands. But that is just me and I'm crazy like that.Are you full/can my band play Fest 8?
You may apply to Fest 8 but we are scaling down the number of bands from 266 to the 200 + range. So, your stuff better be really really good and in the similar vein of bands who have played FESTs past. Do some research. You may send in your application and cd my mail. Please print out the application form here:What are the drinking laws?
21 and up can drink at the venues. 2am bars close on Friday and Saturday. 11pm on Sundays. You can buy beer and wine up til 2am on Friday and Saturday at convenience stores. On Sundays you can not buy booze anywhere until 1pm and it stops at 11pm. ABC stores and Gator Beverage sell liquor up to 9pm and not at all on Sundays. There are no open containers allowed in Gainesville.Where do I eat? drink? buy my favorite?
All that info will be stashed in your official Fest 8 guidebook. If we get it done in time we might sling it up on the site.How do I become a Fest sponsor or take out an add in THE Fest 8 guidebook?
For sponsorship inquires email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For advertising in the Fest 8 Guidebook email: email@example.comHow can I help promote THE Fest 8?
We can always use help in promotion and here are two great ways that you can help us spread the word about Fest 8.
1) You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your full contact info and mailing address. We will send you Fest 8 promotional posters, flyers, and handbills to help spread the word. Please let us know how many of each you would like as well as where you plan to put them up at.
2) Put THE Fest 8 MySpace Page in your TOP Friends!How can I volunteer for THE Fest 8 to get a free pass?
If you live in the Gainesville area and want to help out and be a part of THE Fest 8 here is your chance. THE Fest 8 is looking for kick ass, friendly, and serious volunteers. Volunteers are always needed the weekend of the Fest. We offer a free pass to anyone who works a shift the weekend of. You will also get a Fest 8 shirt that no one else can buy. A shift runs about 6 hours and is anything from working registration, the door, helping bands load equipment, to being a rock star stage manager.
Volunteer signup meetings will not be announced until sometime in September and are usually held in the beginning of October. If you would like to be informed when these sign up/ information meetings will be held or have any questions please email your full contact info to : email@example.com
Can I table or distro/table at THE Fest 8?
We normally have an amazing Fest FLEA MARKET at the Holiday Inn in the same room we do Fest REGISTRATION. We have not locked down where we will be doing REGISTRATION OR THE Fest FLEA MARKET YET.
If you would like to be informed when when have more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with your full contact info and what you would like to sell/rep at the Fest FLEA MARKET.Will there be an official Fest HOTEL this year?
Yes! We will have hotel rooms available to book on July 1st when we launch the full version of the Fest 8 site and start selling tickets/passes. What hotels will it be this year? We you will have to wait and see.