Hey Fest Friends,
So, as we make our way through July we bring you, what very well might be, the last batch of bands confirmed for FEST 12. I am sure a few will get added here and there but from what we see this will be the last of the BIG bands playing. So with that we are super excited to let you know that the following people will be joining our party!
Lucero (has not played FEST since FEST 3!!!), J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue, Office of Future Plans) will be playing an intimate best of his career backed by drums and a cello!, Tim Kasher (Cursive/ Good Life), Drag the River, Laura Stevenson, Deep Sleep, Weatherbox, White Wives, Modern Baseball, Pile, Whiskey & Co., Flashlights, Listener, Pale Angles, LVL UP, AC Deathstrike, Courtesy Drop, Bad Magic, Julie Karr, The Moms, and Half Hearted Hero.
We are also super blown away that we will also be hosting reunions from No Idea FEST alumni NORTH LINCOLN as well as a special reunion from Deep Elm 90's emo darlings (now old ass men) CROSS MY HEART!!!
We are now at 350+ bands playing FEST 12!!! One fine mess we have made.
We also got the posters in for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR this week so it is official! Check it out below. We hope to have you the full schedule for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR posted on the site Friday August 9th.
Speaking of announcements, next Friday August 2nd we will announce the FEST 12 comedy lineup. Comedy will be two days this year and will feature more comics than we ever have had. So, check back next week to see who will be coming this year.
Don't forget about some of these heavy hitters we have previously confirmed!
Bouncing Souls, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), Dillinger Four, ALL, The Lawrence Arms, Samiam, Night Marchers, Braid, Boy Sets Fire, Obits, Paint It Black, F.Y.P,Circle Takes The Square, Titus Andronicus, Fake Problems, Sundowner, 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.
Be sure to skim through the rest of the info, and check out the pages of the website
for answers to your questions. Don’t forget to head over to the TICKETS page to check out all the awesome merch and to buy your passes if you haven’t already! Y’all snoozin'!
Until next week my friends,
-Tony/ The FEST 12 CREW