Hey FEST Friends,
Today we are super stoked to finally bring you the FEST COMEDY showcase for FEST 18 in Gainesville, FL on NOV 1st, 2nd & 3rd.
The FEST COMEDY Showcase
Two Minutes To Late Night (live taping), JT Habersaat, Brandie Posey, John Dick Winters, Brian Zeolla, Caitlin Reese, Casey Crawford, Jaron Millan, Heather Shaw, Zach Peterson, Cherith Fuller, Mat Alano-Martin, Olive Lynch, John-Michael Bond, Shaw Smith, Christie Buchele, Kelly McInerney, Lisa Curry, & Anya Volz, hosted by Gainesville’s Jenarchy & Gregg Cee.
FEST 18 CONFIRMED BANDS
Make sure to check out the BANDS page to check out the full list of confirmed bands performing at FEST 18 joining the likes of some of the heavy hitters we already announced like: Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Against Me (performing two nights and playing White Crosses, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Searching For A Former Clarity & New Wave), Stiff Little Fingers (performing Inflammable Material), Jawbox, DAG NASTY, Iron Reagan, The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx, Off With Their Heads, American Steel, AJJ, Spraynard, Joyce Manor, Teenage Bottlerocket, Torche, The Lillingtons, TIM BARRY, No Trigger, The Copyrights, Audio Karate, Kepi Ghoulie, Tsunami Bomb, Brendan Kelly, Screaming Females, Planes Mistaken for Stars, and many many more!!!
FEST 18 3-DAY PASSES ARE SOLD OUT!!!
HOLY SHIT!!! FEST 18 – THREE DAY PASSES ARE SOLD OUT! We told everyone we were only going to sell 3,000 of these and now they are all gone.
BUT, this does not mean you can not FEST with us all.
We offer individual ticket sales to each venue to each day. These will range in price and these individual tickets will be available leading up to FEST.
We will start with our two largest venues, Bo Diddley Plaza (500 tickets available / day) and 8 Seconds (100 tickets available/ day) showcases. This past Friday we released the tickets for the WOOLY (40 tickets available / day. We will release a venue’s individual tickets each Friday from here on out leading up to the full schedule release in July sometime. Still working out the kinks there so please stand by as we try our best to make it awesome.
If if you want to buy tickets to the shows we already released, you can purchase them here: https://thefestfl.limitedrun.com/tickets
Before you ask, WE DO NOT SELL ONE DAY FEST PASSES.
OFFICIAL FEST MERCH
Have you checked out all the rad new merch we have available this year? You can purchase your merch in advance and not only get it for a cheaper price than weekend of but you can pick it up at FEST 18 Registration and guarantee the sizes you want especially if you want a XXL or larger sizes.
OFFICIAL FEST 18 HOTELS
We are once again partnering with the HOLIDAY INN UNIVERSITY CENTER and WYNDHAM GARDEN INN here in Gainesville. These will be our official hotels and both will be hosting awesome welcome pool parties for guests. Stay in a sold out hotel full of FEST FRIENDS but grab your room NOW because we are down to just a handful of rooms left at each hotel.
FEST EXPRESS TO ORLANDO
NEED A RIDE TO ORLANDO AIRPORT (MCO) ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 4th? Don’t look any further, because we have you covered! You can ride in style with a bunch of other FEST FRIENDS on the FEST EXPRESS. We have partnered with a top notch charter bus company. Each bus has 55 seats. We are calling this sweet ride the FEST EXPRESS. This premium coach bus service comes with cold cold A/C, restrooms, large luggage area, free Wi-Fi & DVD entertainment system where we will be screening a movie of Tony’s choosing! Also, when you get on the FEST EXPRESS you will be given a very special FEST EXPRESS t-shirt that no one else will be able to purchase.
The bus leaves straight from the Holiday Inn in Gainesville on MONDAY 11/4 at 11:00am and goes direct to the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Seats are limited so grab yours now. Bus seats can be purchased in the web store on the ticket page.
It will take 2 – 2.5 hours for your non-stop trip depending on traffic. There are NO STOPS!!! ONE WAY STRAIGHT RIDE BABY!
When you order your seat on the FEST EXPRESS please put your shirt size in the comments section. You can also email SARA (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she can make a note for you on your order.
*PLEASE SHOW UP 30 MIN BEFORE DEPARTURE WITH PHOTO ID OR PASSPORT.*
Tickets are not refundable. If you need to change the name on the ticket please email SARA (email@example.com)
GRACE MARKETPLACE / PLUS1.ORG
FEST is partnering with PLUS1.ORG to take $1 from every FEST 18 pass sold and donating it directly to end homelessness in Gainesville through the hard work of gracemarketplace.org. To date, GRACE has ended homelessness for over 650 people and is on a mission to end homelessness altogether.
You can also help GRACE by purchasing one of their END HOMELESSNESS shirts and donations of basic hygiene items (hint: check your hotel bathroom!) can also be dropped off at Bo Diddley Plaza during FEST 18. For more information, visit gracemarketplace.org.
WE ARE NEUTRAL
The time to take action for our planet is now! FEST works with We Are Neutral to offset the carbon footprint of the festival’s venues, but we need your help to offset the carbon footprint of all the flying and driving from FEST attendees to get to Gainesville.
Help We Are Neutral Unf*ck The Environment by donating to offset the carbon footprint of your travel to and from the festival or purchasing an Unf*ck The Environment shirt in the online FEST merch store.
You can read more about these organizations we are supporting through FEST 18 on the SOCIAL IMPACT section of our site.
BE A PART OF THE FEST FAMILY
You will not only stay up to date with the news and announcements leading up to FEST 18 but when the event is going down you will be the first to get special announcements on who the MYSTERY BANDS will be as well as any last minute changes or surprises in the schedule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks everyone. Really hope you are happy with who we have booked so far. Come back JULY 8th to see who we have booked for the big FEST WRESTLING super show WE ARE FAMILY for the Sunday of FEST 18. Hopefully we will have the schedule tweaked enough to announce then but we will have to see how things go. We will keep you updated on that as we progress with that clusterfuck.
Thanks again and see you back in July for a new update!
-TONY and the FEST FAMILY