When are FEST 11 Tickets/Passes going on sale?
Weekend Passes will go on sale 4/20/2012 at 1:00pm EST. Go here to the FEST 11 TICKETS PAGE
to purchase your weekend pass, hotel rooms, and FEST 11 merchandise.
Weekend Passes will increase in price (if not sold out) on June 1st 2011. The price will increase to $100 for a 3 day weekend pass. So, get your passes early and save some money!!!
If we do not sell out, Weekend Passes will be on sale in select Florida retailers on August 1st. List of who will be caring them can be found on the FEST 11 TICKETS PAGE
Is THE FEST 11 all ages?
As of now every venue at THE FEST 11 is 18+ except 1982, CMC, Lunchbox, and The Laboratory. This is a rule of the city of Gainesville! 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. Best bet is to contact each venue and ask them about their policy.
EVERYONE ATTENDING FEST 10 MUST HAVE A VALID ID WITH BIRTH DATE TO GET INTO ANY OF THE VENUES. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! IF YOU ARE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY PLEASE BRING YOUR PASSPORT TO EACH VENUE. OTHER COUNTRIES DRIVERS LICENSES WILL NOT WORK AT SOME VENUES.
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 Florida Theater, The Atlantic, Common Grounds, 8 Seconds, CMC, Luchbox, Rocket’s Piano Bar, and Looseys are all in a four block radius. 1982 and the Laboratory are about 11 blocks from the Atlantic and 8 blocks from The Florida Theatre. These are all walking blocks. Gainesville has a very small downtown.
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: www.megabus.com
. It runs from Atlanta and Orlando. Super cheap, clean and they have Wi-fi.
Gainesville also has a Greyhound
station that is in walking distance from downtown or a short cab ride.
There is also an Enterprise Rental Car office connected to the Holiday Inn University Center.
Can I buy a FEST 11 pass for just one day?
Can I buy tickets for an individual show in advance?
Nope. We do have individual walk up sales for each venue. NO ADVANCE PURCHASE on individual showcase tickets. We sell 10% of the venues capacity to a first come first serve at doors each day. Price and door times will be announced when we announce the schedule.
Are you full/can my band play FEST 11?
In the past, we had applications for bands. Two years ago, we had 656 bands send in applications. We think we have it pretty dialed in this year on who we have asked. Sorry. No band applications this year. Please do not email us asking.
Can I be an official FEST 11 Photographer?
All interested parties should contact the Official Fest 11 Photography Overlord, Lindsay Beaumont (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with portfolio samples and details about previous work. We can only accept a limited number of FEST 11 Photographers and their mission is to document the entire FEST 10 experience, so experience with bands/live music is not necessary but obviously helpful.
What are the drinking laws?
21 and up can drink at the venues. Package liquor can be purchased between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., and beer, wine and drinks at a bar can be purchased between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m.. Bars can now open early and serve booze early on Sundays to have a killer Sunday Brunch. Bloody Buddy?
Where do I eat? drink? buy my favorite...?
All that info will be stashed in your official FEST 11 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 11 guidebook?
For sponsorship inquires email: email@example.com
*please include a link to your company because we are kinda picky about who we associate with.
For advertising in the FEST 11 Guidebook email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I help promote THE FEST 11?
We can always use help in promotion and here are two great ways that you can help us spread the word about FEST 11.
1) You can email email@example.com
with your full contact info and mailing address. We will send you FEST 10 promotional posters and postcards 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) Join us on Facebook, Myspace and follow us on Twitter. You will get updates and can help us spread the word to your friends that way.
You can also post one of THESE BANNER ADS
all over the internet.
How can I volunteer for THE FEST 11 to get a free pass?
If you live in the Gainesville area and want to help out and be a part of THE FEST 11, here is your chance. THE FEST 11 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 11 shirt 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, to being a rock star stage manager.
Volunteer signup meetings will not be announced until sometime in August and are usually held in the months of September and 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I table or distro/table at THE FEST 11?
We will be doing THE FEST 11 Flea Market at the Holiday Inn once again this year! It will be set up in the same area as registration so you will have everyone who attends/ plays/ volunteers passing through the area you are setting up at. Please click here
for more information and application for the FEST 11 FLEA MARKET.
Will there be an official FEST HOTEL this year?
How do I get a refund?
FEST 11 PASSES
When you purchased your FEST 11 passes it stated that there are NO REFUNDS for FEST 11 weekend passes. You may, however, change the name on your weekend pass. There is a $20 charge to change the name. You need to email Gabie@noidearecords.com to arrange the name change and payment for the $20 fee.
KEEP IN MIND, YOU ARE ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE WAITED UNTIL THE LAST GOD DAMN MINUTE TO DO THIS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO READ THE AUTO RESPONDER INFO YOU WILL GET KICKED BACK AND COOL OUT. IT WILL GET CHANGED AS LONG AS YOU EMAIL IN YOUR REQUEST BEFORE 10/25 AT NOON EST! ANY NAME CHANGE REQUEST MADE AFTER THAT YOU ARE SHIT OUT OF LUCK. SORRY. WE HAVE A FEST TO RUN. WHY ARE YOU NOT COMING ANYWAY JERKY?
If you miss registration check in, you will not be able to pick up your info or wristbands at the venues. NO EXCEPTIONS or REFUNDS!!!
FEST 11 MERCH
If you purchased merch and now find that you can’t attend, please email us. We can mail you your merch but it will be 2 weeks post FEST 11. You will also be responsible for paying for shipping. If you do not pick up your shirts at registration, but we see that you checked in, we are going to charge you a $20 dumb ass fee to even dealing with you at all.
FEST 11 HOTEL ROOMS
*A $20 flat charge will be applied for any changes on rooms once the room is booked.
Hotel Room Cancellations:
• Before September 1st -2012: Full Refund minus $20 change fee
• September 1st- Oct 13th-2012 : 50% Refund minus $20 change fee
• Oct 13th- Oct 31st: NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE.
*please email Gabie@noidearecords.com for changes to your room or cancellations. Please include a contact phone number so we can call you back.
How Many People can stay in my room at The Holiday Inn University?
Each room at the Holiday Inn University receives up to four Holiday Inn wristbands at check-in. These will allow you to enter the Hotel after FEST hours. This saves time so you do not have to check back in at the front desk each time. It also keeps unwanted people raging at your hotel.
When I book an official FEST HOTEL ROOM is my card charged then or when I check in?
When booking a hotel room on the FEST website, the credit card used will be charged immediately upon placing the order. You will have to leave a credit card or cash deposit at the front desk for incidentals. Check the HOTELS page for a breakdown on each hotel option.