Good afternoon, Fest Friends!
Today is a good day indeed because we get to finally announce another batch of bands we have added to the already packed lineup for FEST 12 and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR!!!
I never got to see them live, but feel like their music has always been a part of my life. So, this is kinda a big deal to us. I hope you are feeling the same way. If you are not familiar check out their band page on the site and their new website that is packed with goodies to check out: link to website.
We are also adding these bands to the party:
Teenage Bottlerocket, Bridge and Tunnel, The Swellers, David Liebe Hart Band, Radkey, Young Turks, Apart, Permanent Bastards, The Reveling, 1994!, NAH, Dowsing, No More, Sainthood Reps, The WILD, Cicada Radio, Campaign, Chumped, Joint Chiefs of Math, Like Bats, The Minor Kind, Eric Ayotte, Choke Up, Lost in Society, American War, Close Talker, Drug Church and Repo Man.
You can check out each band's page to see if they are playing BOTH PRE-FEST and FEST! Several are making their trip to FEST special by making it their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW.
Don't forget about the close to 200 bands already confirmed such as Bouncing Souls, The Draft (reunion), Dillinger Four, Samiam, Night Marchers, Braid, Boy Sets Fire, Obits, Paint It Black, F.Y.P, Big D and the Kids Table,White Lung, Toys That Kill, Ceremony, Mustard Plug, The Menzingers, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Mean Jeans, Tenement, 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.
PASSES FOR FEST 12/ BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR:
We are about a third of the way sold out folks, and it is just creeping up on June. This year is on the fast track to selling out!!! THEY ALSO GO UP IN PRICE STARTING JULY 1st!!! Grab your passes to either or BOTH FESTs on the TICKETS PAGE!!! Right now you can get a pass to BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR and FEST 12 in Gainesville for one low price of $140. That is 6 days of FEST for $24 a day!
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 sold out a second bus so now it will be a caravan of THREE buses making the trip. Also remember that if you ride the Porch Cop FEST EXPRESS you will receive some very special gifts from us and PBR.
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!
That is our wrap up for the end of May. We are still booking bands and hopefully will be back with another batch of confirmed bands to share on June 8th. Until then, take some time to check out all the new bands playing this year and hopefully find a few new favorites like we have.
Cheers, Tony and THE FEST crew.