HEY FEST FRIENDS,
Hope everyone is staying safe and sane as we all try to get through this horrible year. One thing we do have to look forward to is that FEST 19 has been postponed to OCT 29th, 30th, & 31st in 2021. So…we have over a year for science to come to our rescue, to get someone who has higher than a 6th grade reading comprehension to lead us, and to build the biggest, safest, and greatly needed party of the year.
To make it even better, we are super stoked to be adding another totally rad batch of bands to the already stacked to the max FEST 19 lineup: Check below for new additions and the BANDS page for a complete list of who will be performing at FEST 19-2021.
And there is more where that came from as well… Bong Mountain, DFMK, Night Witch, Bitter Branches, Garrett Dale, Woolbright, The Slow Death, Quiet Fear, DECENTES (PR), Post Teens, Suck Brick Kid, Weatherstate (UK), XED OUT, Lost In Society, Anti-Queens, Florida Man, Vacancy, Bravely, The Punk Cellist, Worst Party Ever, Demons, Nervous Dater, Catholic Guilt (AU), Amygdala, 500 Miles to Memphis, Cabana Wear, Kayleigh Goldsworthy, PeZ, Lilac Queen, State Faults, Protagonist, Jason Guy Smiley, City Windows, Soft Clicks, Juan Richardo Yilo, Lettermans, Gimme, Odd Robot, Shark Anatomy, Ball of Light, Gutless, Doc Hammer, and The Early Thirties.
In case you missed it, we also announced these amazing bands will also be joining us for FEST 19- 2021:
Gorilla Biscuits, Frank Turner, The Lawrence Arms, Cursive, Murder By Death, The Menzingers, Sparta, Good Riddance, Torche, Teenage Bottlerocket, Strike Anywhere, Modern Life is War, Comeback Kid, A Wilhelm Scream, Tim Barry, The Appleseed Cast, Mustard Plug, Cobra Skulls, Into It. Over It., Red City Radio, Broadway Calls, Sheer Mag, Beach Slang (playing The Things We Do), Mock Orange (playing The Record Play), The Farewell Bend (playing In Passing), Blacklist Royals (playing Semper Liberi), The Copyrights, Annabel, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, War on Women, John-Allison Weiss, Doc Hopper, Peelander-Z, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Worriers, Giants Chair, Free Throw, Pet Symmetry, Dikembe, John-Timeshares, Banquets, Signals Midwest, Typesetter, Mikey Erg, Kill lincoln, 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, and about 200 more buds from all over the world.
For a full list of who we have playing FEST 19-2021 please check out the confirmed band list and while you count down 2020, put on the FEST RADIO PLAYER and learn about some bands you might have slept on.
PASSES & HOTELS & MERCH BACK ON SALE SOON
FEST 19 PASSES, HOTELS, and PRE-ORDER MERCH will all be available for sale starting AUGUST 7th – 9AM EST here on the FEST site.
If you already purchased stuff for the postponed 2020 dates (this year) then you should have gotten an email about your options to:
OPTION #1: You can REQUEST A REFUND.
OPTION #2: You can KEEP YOUR PASS/ HOTEL/ MERCH AND USE IT FOR THE POSTPONED 2021 DATES.
OPTION #3: You can CHANGE THE NAME ON YOUR ORDER AND GIVE THE PASS TO SOMEONE ELSE WITH NO CHANGE FEE APPLIED.
Many of you have already decided to hold onto your passes, rooms, and merch and use it all for the 2021 dates. We truly appreciate it. This will help us be able to stay alive and make sure we can pay the expenses to make FEST 19-2021 the best FEST ever. We also understand that not everyone can do this so if you need to request a refund understand that we have you but… the clock is running out. We need to have all REFUND REQUESTS IN BEFORE AUGUST 7th 2020. So…THIS WEEK!!! Please check your email for more info or the FAQ section of the site.
Once we process all refund requests then we will know just how many FEST 19 passes we will have for sale. Then we will unleash the sales again on AUGUST 7th – 9AM EST here on the FEST site.
Make sure to follow us on all our social media jams for important updates. We have a long ways away until we all get to hang out again so following us will keep you posted on things like how many FEST 19 passes will be going up for sale, special sale items we will have in our NEW MAILORDER STORE.
FEST AT HOME
Speaking of planned things, have you checked out FEST AT HOME? FEST AT HOME is our weekly live show where we catch up with some folks performing FEST 19 and find out what they have been up to, what’s on their minds, and ask them to play a few songs live for us. We tend to share a few cocktails and opinions on what’s going on in our worlds but overall it’s a good hang out and it’s LIVE so who the fuck knows what will happen. Tune in every THURSDAY at 7PM EST to the FEST FACEBOOK PAGE or at SOCIALDISTANCE.PARTY for those of you who like TWITCH. Please follow us on any of our social media outlets to keep informed on who will be dropping in each week. We are also gonna plan a special BUMMER SUMMER daytime live stream at the end of August so follow us to find out if we can book Spuds McKenzie to do a duet with Garrett Dale to close out summer.
SAVE OUR STAGES
Also, while you are here…take a minute to check out SAVEOURSTAGES.COM.
Now is the time to click a few things and send out a pre-written electronic letter to Congress. We are in the final week to be able to use our voices and take the action needed to get relief funds for the entertainment industry. You fill out 7 lines of information and click SEND. That is it!!!
It most likely took you longer to read this paragraph so help save all the venues and artists by taking a few seconds to demand some much needed relief. Without this we might not have any venues left in Gainesville or your town to see the bands we love anymore.
We love and miss you all. We can’t wait to be able to safely high five, hug, sing along and cheers with all our good FEST Friends next year but until then please keep practicing social distancing, mask up when you have to be around others, and keep them hands clean.
Thanks again for your support, patience and most importantly for being part of our FEST family.