Posted May 18
Hey FEST Friends,
We are extremely pleased to be adding these amazing bands to the already packed lineup for FEST 12 and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR
!!! You can check out each band's page to see if they are playing BOTH, and several are making their trip to FEST special by making it their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW
Added to the already stacked lineup are:
Night Marchers, Obits, F.Y.P., Paint It Black, Toys that Kill, Off With Their Heads,
Andrew Jackson Jihad, White Lung, Underground Railroad to Candyland,
Ceremony, Tenement, Pianos Become the Teeth, Banquets, The Holy Mess, Slow Death, Post Teens, Leagues Apart, Reverse the Curse, Post Teens, After the Fall, City Mouse, The Careeners (formerly Grabass Charlestons), Audacity, Pentimento, Protagonist, Run Forever, Light Years, Coffee Project, Dig It Up, High Dive, Nothing In The Dark, Toby Foster, The Reptilian, So Pastel, Sea of Storms, Jabber, Jeff Rowe, War on Women, Radio Havanna, Stabbed in Back, Winger, Who Needs You, Muscle & Bone, Lions, Cassavetes, Donovan Wolfington, Benny The Jet Rodriguez and a reunion from MONIKERS!!!
Don't forget about the close to 200 bands already confirmed such as Bouncing Souls, The Draft (reunion), Dillinger Four, Samiam, Braid, Boy Sets Fire, Big D and the Kids Table, Mustard Plug, The Menzingers, The Flatliners, Mean Jeans, Masked Intruder, Torche, Code Orange Kids, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cobra Skulls, Retox, I am the Avalanche, A Wilhelm Scream, Lemuria, No Trigger, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, and so many more.
Just a reminder ALL BANDS PLAYING PRE-FEST WILL BE PLAYING FEST 12. However, many of the bands will be playing "Special" sets at PRE-FEST in Ybor. So, if you can make it down for the long run you will be in store for a treat. Or, if you can't make it on the weekend here is a chance to attend PRE-FEST and see a big chunk of the bands playing FEST 12.
We will be announcing more bands on May 31st. I already know one of them and am itching to tell you, but we have decided that since the band has not played together since 2000 and have not announced their reunion yet, we would let them be the ones to bring you the news of their epic come back at FEST 12!!! I'll let the guessing game begin.
We are about a quarter of the way sold out with only two weeks of sales. This is going way better than we expected so with these new additions, and a new pay period for most, we don't see passes sitting around much longer. THEY ALSO GO UP IN PRICE STARTING JULY 1st!!!
We're not going to sleep this year! So, don't snail and miss out. Grab your passes to either or BOTH FESTs on the TICKETS PAGE
For those of you wanting to get from YBOR/TAMPA to GAINESVILLE don't forget about the shuttle option we are offering. THE PORKCHOP FEST EXPRESS
. You can book your seat here
. We have almost sold out a second bus so it is looking like a mighty caravan of ding dongs making the trip! We will have special gifts for everyone riding the old PCFE and a few surprises for the ride I'm sure!
FEW HOTEL OPTIONS LEFT
For those of you still looking for hotel rooms we have a few options left. KING (one big bed/ sleeps (2)) is still available at THE PARAMONT (GAINESVILLE) and THE HILTON DOWNTOWN (TAMPA/YBOR). You can book the few rooms we have left through the HOTELS PAGE on the site. So get ready to find some snuggle buddies!
Well folks, I guess that is it for now. I still can't believe at times it is only MAY, and we are this far along in the planning. We still have more bands to come. Got some good things in the works, and several bands we have yet to even send the invites out to. We will keep working away on all this and hope to be bringing you all more great band additions in two weeks.
Thanks and enjoy checking out all the new bands!!!
-Tony and THE FEST crew.