Passes will go on sale 5/4/2013 at 4:00pm EST. Go here to the FEST TICKETS PAGE to purchase your weekend pass, hotel rooms, and FEST merchandise for each city.
From May 4th through June 30th: (ONLINE) EARLY TURD SALE PRICE:
FEST 12 IN GAINESVILLE - 4 DAY PASS (Oct 31st – Nov 3rd) = $100
BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR - 2 DAY PASS (Oct 29th – 30th) = $60
FEST 12 PASS + PRE-FEST PASS COMBO PACKAGE: 6 DAY PASS (Oct 29th – Nov 3rd) = $140
From July 1st – Oct 24th: (ONLINE) GENERAL SALE PRICE*:*If not sold out!
FEST 12 IN GAINESVILLE - 4 DAY PASS (Oct 31st – Nov 3rd) = $130
BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR - 2 DAY PASS (Oct 29th – 30th) = $70
FEST 12 PASS + PRE-FEST PASS COMBO PACKAGE: 6 DAY PASS (Oct 29th – Nov 3rd) = $180
EVENT LAST MINUTE WALK UP SALES: *IF NOT SOLD OUT
OCT 29th- PRE-FEST IN YBOR REGISTATION: (HILTON DOWNTOWN)
BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR - 2 DAY PASS (OCT 29TH-30TH) = $80
Oct 31st- FEST 12 REGISTRATION IN GAINESVILLE:
FEST 12 in Gainesville - 4 DAY PASS (Oct 31st-Nov 3rd) = $150
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 12 TICKETS PAGE in JULY.
As of now, every venue at THE FEST 12 in Gainesville is 18+. 1982, CMC, Lunchbox and Boca Fiesta/ Palomino are all ages. Durty Nelly’s Pub is 21+. This is a rule of the city of Gainesville, and we have no say over this. If you have questions best bet is to contact each venue and ask them about their policy since they are the ones who have to enforce them.
As for Ybor (TAMPA) all venues will be 18+.
EVERYONE ATTENDING FEST 12 and PRE-FEST in YBOR 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 THE VENUES.
If you don't have a driver's license, then you must have a legal ID or Passport.
College IDs will not work. This is not the '70s.
GAINESVILLE: All of the venues are in walking distance. The Florida Theater, The Atlantic, The Top Spot, High Dive, 8 Seconds, CMC, Lunchbox, Rockey’s Piano Bar, Boca Fiesta/Palomino, and Loosey’s are all in a four block radius. 1982 is about 11 blocks from The Atlantic and 8 blocks from The Florida Theatre. These are all walking blocks. Gainesville has a very small downtown.
YBOR (TAMPA): YBOR is a thriving historic district and has many clubs/venues all in walking distance right off of one strip (E 7th Ave). The venues are all within a 6 walking block stretch. Super easy to find and plenty of bars, eats and shops in between.
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 is 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 near the Holiday Inn University Center on University Ave.
TAMPA also has a Greyhound station that is a half mile from the TAMPA HILTON DOWNTOWN (Registration).
TECO STREET CAR RIDES: There is a rad street car that boards right near the TAMPA HILTON DOWNTOWN and will take you to Ybor where all the shows are. Fairs are $2.50 or you can purchase an all day pass for $5. You can find more info here about fairs, stops and running times.
I highly suggest getting this to make your time in Tampa/Ybor easy, safe and fun.
Nope. However, we do offer single day walk up sales for each venue. See the next question below for more info.
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 in August if all goes according to plan.
In the past, we had applications for bands. A few years ago, Fest 9 methinks, 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.
All interested parties should contact the Official Fest 12 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 12/ PRE-FEST Photographers and their mission is to document the entire FEST experience, so experience with bands/live music is not necessary but obviously helpful.
GAINESVILLE: 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?
YBOR/TAMPA: 21 and up can drink at the venues. Venues drinking hours varies by location, but all are allowed to be open until 3 a.m. and serve if they choose.
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino is open even later since it’s on Native American owned land and not subject to the county’s drinking laws. Their nightclub is open until 6 a.m. and grabbing a drink is possible 24/7 on the hotel’s premises.
Package liquor can be purchased in stores. They tend to stay open until 11 or 12, but are allowed to stay open until 3 a.m., just like the bars in Tampa/Ybor.
All that info will be stashed in your official FEST 12 guidebook. If we get it done in time we might sling it up on the site before you get here.
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 12 Guidebook email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can always use help in promotion, and here are three great ways that you can help us spread the word about FEST 12 and especially our new addition to YBOR. .
1) You can email email@example.com your full contact info and mailing address. We will send you FEST 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.
3) You can also post one of THESE BANNER ADSall over the internet.
If you live in the Gainesville or Tampa area and want to help out and be a part of THE FEST 12 or PRE-FEST, here is your chance. THE FEST is looking for kick ass, friendly and serious volunteers. Volunteers are always needed to help run Fest. We offer a free pass to anyone who works a shift the weekend of. You will also get a FEST 12 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. We will have sign up/ informative meetings in each city.
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. We are still figuring out how we will reward people for their work since PRE-FEST will be shorter and cheaper than FEST 12 passes. Check back here and the VOLUNTEERS page in the months to come for more info please.
We will be doing THE FEST Flea Market in two cites this year at both registrations. One will be at the HOLIDAY INN (GAINESVILLE) and one at the TAMPA HILTON DOWNTOWN (YBOR/TAMPA). It will be set up in the same area as registration so you will have everyone who attends, plays and volunteers passing through the area you are setting up at. Please click here for more information and application for the FEST FLEA MARKET.
Yes! Go to the Hotels Page for more information! We have several hotels to choose from and options in each city now.
When you purchased your FEST 12/ BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR passes it stated that there are NO REFUNDS on passes. You may, however, change the name on your 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, IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO THIS YOU WILL BE ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE WAITED UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO READ THE AUTO RESPONDER INFO YOU WILL GET KICKED BACK BEFORE FREAKING OUT OR EMAILING AGAIN. 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 RISKING THE CHANCE IT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED IN TIME FOR REGISTRATION. WE DO UNDERSTAND THAT CERTAIN SITUATIONS COULD COME UP LAST MINUTE THAT COULD HINDER YOU FROM COMING. IF YOU HAVE THIS SITUATION PLEASE EMAIL AND WE HOPEFULLY WILL BE ABLE TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST IN TIME.
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!!!
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 3 weeks post FEST 12. 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.
*A $20 flat charge will be applied for any changes on rooms once the room is booked.
Hotel Room Cancellations:
Before September 1st - 2013: Full Refund minus $20 change fee
September 1st - Oct 13th-2013 : 50% Refund minus $20 change fee
Oct 13th - Oct 31st: NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THE NAME ON YOUR RESERVATION FOR A $20 FEE.
Please email Gabie@noidearecords.com for changes to your room or cancellations. Please include a contact phone number so we can call you back.
HOLIDAY INN UNIVERSITY: Each room booking will receive up to (4) 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.
ALL OTHER HOTELS: (4) GUESTS for a DOUBLE, (2) GUESTS for a KING/SINGLE BED ROOM.
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