Hey FEST Friends and family,
We are ending June with another batch of confirmed bands for FEST 12 with a few of them also playing BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR: Hop Along, Adventures, Glocca Morra, Junior Battles, Mikey Erg, PJ Bond (Full Band) , Daggerz, Dan Padilla, Edhochuli, Old Grey, Fighting Fiction, Caseracer, Ex-Boogeymen, Feral Babies (playing BOTH), Jowls,
Nato Cole and the Blue Diamond Band (playing BOTH), Nerd Alert, Senders, Sexx, Teen Agers, Good Graces, Rebuilder, Forever Came Calling, Greek Favourites, CLEAVE, Shambles, Bone Dance, Dropout, Send Away Stranger, Zebo, Greg Rekus, Throwing Stuff, Raging Nathans, Holiday, and I Can See Mountains,
We also have two newbie Gainesville all star bands that will be playing FEST 12 this year!
Sunshine State (Warren from Against Me back in action with Mike from The Scaries and Troy from Whiskey &Co./Boneshakers)
and grievers (Sergie, Mike, George, Jon. (members of Samiam, Hot Water Music, The Scaries, and Gunmoll)
Don't forget about some of these heavy hitters we have previously confirmed!
Bouncing Souls, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), Dillinger Four, The Lawrence Arms, 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, Polar Bear Club, Smoke or Fire, The Sidekicks, Ramming Speed, The World Is A Beautiful Place to Die & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Max Levine Ensemble, 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, Bridge and Tunnel, The Swellers, Real Friends and so many more.
I think we have 313 BANDS CONFIRMED so far for FEST 12 with 84 of them playing BOTH FEST 12 and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR.
You can check out each band's page to see if they are playing BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR (TAMPA) and FEST 12 (GAINESVILLE)! Several are making their trip to FEST special by making it their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW.
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. We will be announcing this info hopefully in a few weeks as well as the BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR schedule! 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 FEST 12 weekend, here is a chance to attend PRE-FEST and see a big chunk of the bands playing FEST 12!
REMINDER: FEST 12 and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR PASSES GO UP IN PRICE STARTING JULY 1st!!! THAT IS MONDAY!!! 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 PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS you will receive some very special gifts from us and PBR.
This about wraps up our update for today! We are getting close to sealing the deal on booking this year but still have a few more surprises we are very close to confirming up!!! We hope to be able to share these next Friday July 5th! If you are in Gainesville for the 4th come hang with us at Loosey's. They are having music all day and a massive ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ for $5! I'm gonna be bringing a few side dishes and my drinking shoes!!!
Enjoy the weekend friends and thanks for the love!
-Tony and The FEST 12 crew