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Fest 14 Update – August 21st!


Today we are excited to announce our FEST 14 COMEDY lineup. Please take the time to check out all these amazing comics who are coming all the way to FEST to make those hangovers seem a little less horrible this year.

Coming to FEST 14 to perform will be:
Chris Gethard, Joe Sib, Stephanie Hasz, Brett Davis, Ian Douglas Terry, Zach Reinert, Matt Monroe, Andrew Michael, Joe Firestone, Gary Doyle, Gabe Koury, Cherith Fuller, Katie McVay, Cameron Tyeson, Mike Wiebe, Cody Wayne Hurd, AJ Gill, Greg Hay, Rara Imler, Matt Monroe, Gabe Koury, and James Munoz.

While you are here why don’t you refresh yourself on the 350+ bands we announced so far this year…like…Andrew W.K. (performing with a FULL BAND/ONLY Florida show), Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Modern Life Is War, BiGWIG, Title Fight, Mean Jeans, mewithoutYou, Government Issue (Reunion), Teenage Bottlerocket, Modern Baseball, Mustard Plug, Off With Their Heads, As Friends Rust (Reunion), Into It. Over It, Weston (Reunion), The Hotelier, the Beltones (Reunion), Chumped, The Sidekicks, Elway, Pianos Become the Teeth, Tim Barry, Masked Inturder, Riverboat Gamblers, Smoke or Fire, Defiance, Ohio, Mikey Erg, Iron Reagan, Night Birds, Restorations, Young Widows, Banner Pilot, Copyrights, PUP, Beach Slang, FOXING, Jeff Rosenstock, Drug Church, Signals Midwest, The City On Film (Full Band), Crusades, Kepi Ghoulie, Tiltwheel, Chris Farren, Annabel, Heartsounds, Timeshares, Prawn, Great Cynics (UK), Old Flings, The Murderburgers (DE), , Banquets, Frameworks, We Are The Union, Spraynard, Crocodiles, Look Mexico, Blacklist Royals, Direct Hit, Arms Aloft, Such Gold, Cayetana, War on Women, Dikembe, Steve Adamyk Band, Superheaven, Loma Prieta, Lee Corey Oswald, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Pet Symmetry, Nothington, Toys that Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland and many many more!!!


PASSES to FEST 14 are still available but are creeping to sold out status to grab your pass to all three days of FEST 14 in Gainesville, FL here.


Don’t forget that the party starts early in Historic Ybor City (TAMPA) on Wednesday Oct 29th and Thursday Oct 29th for PRE-FEST 3. So, far 90+ bands who are playing FEST 14 will be coming a little early to do some “special” sets for you early arrivals. We just added Mewithoutyou, Mean Jeans, Toys that Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland. They will be joining the likes of Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Riverboat Gamblers, Beach Slang, the Copyrights, and many more. Make sure to check out the PRE-FEST BANDS box on the LINEUP PAGE to see a complete list of who is playing PRE-FEST 3 in Ybor this year. You can also save money but buying a FEST 14 / PRE-FEST 3 combo pass and FEST through 5 days in 2 cities!!!

If you need help getting from Ybor to Gainesville we have set up delux charter buses that do a one way trip from PRE-FEST 3 to FEST 14 and back to the Tampa Airport if you desire. Join other FEST friends from all over the world and get to FEST 14 and back with this affordable, safe, and speedy transport we like to call the PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS.

Gainesville has a great airport too but keep in mind it is SMALL!


“Like” the FEST page on FACEBOOK, and stay more informed than I am on what is going on with FEST. It really is the best way to stay up to date and informed on all the crazy stuff we have planned for this year. It is also crucial weekend of on knowing about the special mystery shows we plan in the schedule each year.

@thefestfl, #FEST14, #PREFESTYBOR3

Want to work FEST 14 and/or PRE-FEST 3 and earn yourself a FREE PASS???

Check out the VOLUNTEER page of the site for more info on when we will be hosting information/ sign up meetings. It takes a big scene to make all this happen so if you are interested please come out to one of the sign up meetings to find out more on how you can help make FEST run and be a part of something very very special in the process.

Tune in again on Tuesday, August 25th where we will announce a few last minute bands we are adding to FEST 14!!! August 31st we will go in more detail what we have planned for our indie wrestling showcase at PRE-FEST 3 and FEST 14!!! Then the big news you all have been waiting for, Tuesday September 3rd we anounce the SCHEDULES for PRE-FEST 3 and FEST 14!!! All these announcements will happen at 7pm EST. Remember, follow us on social media to get the goods first hand and stay up to date as we ease into the final two months before we all get to party down together.

Thanks! We can’t wait to see you all again soon.
-Tony and the FEST crew