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AUGUST 2021: SATURDAY’S MYSTERY BAND REVEALED & MORE!

HEY FEST FRIENDS,

Surprise!!! I can’t believe we were able to keep this a secret but you know that MYSTERY BAND we had listed to play Bo Diddley Plaza on SAT 10/30? Well, it’s the one and only EVE 6!

EVE 6

We also are excited to add to the already stacked FEST 19 schedule of performers:

CHUCK RAGAN

Chinese Telephones

CLIFFDIVER

And added to the Comedy lineup we have:

JARON MILLAN

FEST 19 – 3 DAY PASSES ARE SOLD OUT BUT… SINGLE SHOW TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!

We are selling fast but we do have SINGLE SHOW TICKETS to our three largest venues (Bo Diddley Plaza, Heartwood, and Knockin’ Boots Saloon) at FEST 19!

You can PURCHASE SINGLE SHOW TICKETS HERE while they last.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

We also recently announced these amazing bands will also be joining us for FEST 19- 2021:

​​Lemmiwinks (Panama), Gordon Withers, Airstream Futures, Wrong War, Bonsai Trees, The Handsome Scoundrels, Damage Done, LAST, Hotel Etiquette, Wreath, Love Kills Joy, Black Valley Moon, Tampa Punk Rock Karaoke, and Bradley Palermo.

And previously confirmed these bands too!!!

Hot Water Music (TWO NIGHTS), Frank Turner, The Wonder Years, The Lawrence Arms, Baroness, Murder By Death, SAMIAM, BIGWIG, Good Riddance, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Torche, Strike Anywhere, Modern Life is War, Comeback Kid, A Wilhelm Scream, Tim Barry, The Appleseed Cast, Mustard Plug, I Am The Avalanche, Chris Gethard, The Casket Lottery, Cobra Skulls, Spanish Love Songs, Red City Radio, No Trigger, Broadway Calls, Sheer Mag, Direct Hit, PEARS, Skatune Network, We Are The Union, Into It. Over It. (playing Proper), Mock Orange (playing The Record Play), Blacklist Royals (playing Semper Liberi), Crime In Stereo (playing Troubled Stateside), Two Minutes to Late Night, The Copyrights, Annabel, Scott Reynolds, Soul Glo, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, John-Allison Weiss, Doc Hopper, Zeta, Peelander-Z, Assholeparade, Pet Symmetry, Dikembe, Timeshares, Banquets, Signals Midwest, Typesetter, Mikey Erg, Ratboys, Be Well, Brendan Kelly, Sundowner, Elway, Kill Lincoln, Jon Snodgrass & Friends, Moving Targets, Slingshot Dakota, David Dondero, Dead Bars, Wolf-Face, The Bad Signs, Such Gold, Pool Kids, Dollar Signs, Tightwire, MakeWar, Kepi Ghoulie & BFace, Taking Meds, Gillian Carter, The Eradicator, RADON, Tiltwheel, Devon Kay and the Solutions, Joystick, Bandaid Brigade, Save Ends, City Mouse, Warren Franklin, Perspective, a lovely hand to hold, Cop/Out, Bad Operation, and about 250 more buds from all over.

For a full list of who we have playing FEST 19-2021 please check out the BANDS page and while you wait to rage in Gainesville again pop on the FEST RADIO PLAYER and learn about some bands you might have slept on.

LET’S GET THE PARTY STARTED EARLY!

We are adding a new space to the FEST schedule this year. It’s called Heartwood Soundstage and they have a really rad outside space we are gonna take over for FEST 19!!! But before FEST we feel like it would be nice to blow out the cobwebs and dust off the koozies for some fun in the sun with all our buds.

Check out THE WARM UP…a stacked all day, outside party on August 14th with our FEST buds like Brendan Kelly (from the Lawrence Arms), ZETA, Expert Timing, Palomino Blond, You Vandal, Virginity, Tane Graves, and Woolbright.

Capacity will be limited so snag a ticket now and come catch a buzz in the sun with us.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!!!

FEST PRE-ORDER MERCH

WE ADDED SOME RAD NEW MERCH ITEMS YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THIS YEAR!!!

This is the best way to make sure you get the styles and sizes you need and save time. Your items will be ready and waiting for you at FEST REGISTRATION for you to scoop when you pick up your passes. You will also SAVE MONEY because the prices on all of these pre-orders will go up weekend of FEST so order now while they are cheaper.

FEST HOTELS

We now have four hotels to choose from for your stay this year but they are almost SOLD OUT so jump on it early and check out the HOTELS page for all of your options this year.

VOLUNTEER FOR FEST and GET A 3-DAY PASS

If you live in the Gainesville area (or have volunteered for PRE-FEST or FEST and done a good job) and want to help out and be a part of THE FEST 19, here is your chance. THE FEST is looking for kickass, friendly and serious volunteers. Volunteers are always needed to help run FEST. We offer a free three day pass to anyone who works a shift the weekend of. You will also get a volunteer discount on a VOLUNTEER ONLY FEST SHIRT. This is a design that no one but FEST 19 Volunteers have access to. (Shirt purchase not mandatory. Black shirts are ok to wear during shifts). A shift runs about 6-8 hours and is anything from working registration, the door, helping bands load equipment, stage/barricade security to being a rock star stage manager.

Go to the FEST VOLUNTEER PAGE for more info.

WE UPDATED OUR FAQ SECTION / COVID PROTOCOLS

As we continue to plan FEST 19 we know you have questions and we hear you loud and clear. Luckily we still have two and a half months until FEST to continue to work on things and monitor the COVID situation. We are still in constant communication with the city leaders as well as local health advisors. We are also going to follow whatever the CDC recommends when it comes to inside and outside events. That is why we are updating our COVID PROTOCOLS.

PLEASE CHECK OUR FAQ PAGE FOR RECENT UPDATES TO OUR COVID PROTOCOLS.

WHY NOT JUST MAKE FEST FOR THE VACCINATED?

We here at Fest would love nothing more than to make FEST a vaccinated bubble. We tried!

However, the state of Florida has made it illegal for us to require vaccination proof or a negative Covid test to attend FEST 19 this year! This is very frustrating as you can imagine. So, it is up to all of us to take it upon ourselves and look out for each other.

We can assure you that all PERFORMERS, VOLUNTEERS and STAFF will be vaccinated. That right there is over 50% of the FEST population!

IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED PLEASE GET VACCINATED or just STAY HOME!!!

It is in your best interest and in the interest in FEST happening this year and years to come.

BEFORE YOU FEST, GET THE TEST!!!

While we can not require you to get tested for COVID we are encouraging everyone to take it upon themselves to test yourself before you attend FEST or any event. This will help us all cut down on the possible spread of COVID.

For a list of FREE community-based testing sites near you, check the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

AGAIN, PLEASE CHECK OUR FAQ PAGE FOR RECENT UPDATES TO OUR COVID PROTOCOLS.


Thanks again for being patient, hopeful and to everyone who continues to fight Covid by getting vaccinated and wearing your mask when you are at large inside gatherings. We miss you all something terrible and can’t wait to see you all again. Til then, continue to look out for yourself and each other. Soak up some sunshine and crack open a few while we wait.

Thanks,

Tony and the FEST crew

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