Hey FEST Friends,
FEST 18 IS HERE IN TWO DAYS!!!
Our whole crew is working extra hard to make this the best FEST experience yet. Here are a few quick reminders on what you need to know!
ARE THERE ANY PASSES LEFT? I DON’T SEE ANY IN THE WEB STORE. CAN I STILL BUY ONE? IS IT SOLD OUT? WILL IT SELL OUT BY THE TIME I GET THERE?
NO! FEST 18 IS SOLD OUT.
BUT there are several individual showcases you can buy a single show ticket for. Those will be on sale online until 12 hours before the show starts.
WHERE DO I GO FOR REGISTRATION? WHAT DO I BRING?
Bring your PHOTO ID or PASSPORT and a copy of your order receipt (YES, you can show us the e-mail on your phone, save a tree!) to the HOLIDAY INN UNIVERSITY CENTER (1250 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL).
For more information about registration, have a nice read here: REGISTRATION.
VOLUNTEERS, BANDS, PRESS, & SPONSORS:
Take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor. There’s a separate line for your check-ins.
If you miss registration, your packet will be delivered to your venue the day you play and will be with your stage manager. ID must be shown, and will be only be accepted if the name on your ID matches the contact name you sent us.
I BOUGHT A TICKET TO A SINGLE SHOW…
Your ticket isn’t at registration. It’s at the venue at WILL CALL. Go to the venue with your ID!
INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PASSPORT TO GET INTO VENUES!!! EVEN IF YOU ARE UNDERAGE.
IS BO DIDDLEY ALL AGES?
WHO’S THIS MYSTERY BAND? HOW ABOUT THAT ONE?
The mystery bands will all be announced the day before they play! We’ll announce them on social media, and they’ll be updated in your apps!
WHERE DO I GET THAT SWEET FEST MERCH?
We will be slinging FEST merchandise all weekend long! We have t-shirts and hoodies and tie dye and hats and totes and so much more, including our FEST Hawaiian shirts and our new SUMMER HOODIES! You can find us at…
FEST 18 REGISTRATION @ HOLIDAY INN
BO DIDDLEY PLAZA
Friday & Saturday & Sunday!
We won’t be shipping anything, so the only place you can buy our merch is from us during the FEST. We accept cash and cards!!!
WHERE’S THE FEST FLEA MARKET?
We have some amazing vendors selling their goods at FEST Registration only on FRIDAY (12pm-7pm) at the HOLIDAY INN UNIVERSITY CENTER 2nd Floor.
IPHONE & ANDROID APPS!
You’ll see who’s playing where and when, you’ll get the latest schedule updates (if you’ve been before, you know how many day-of schedule changes can happen). You can make your own FEST schedule and get alerted before bands go on. You can see a map of all the venues, and more!
iPhone 11 people: If you installed the app on an old phone and migrated to a new phone, it may freeze on the splash screen. If this happens, delete the app and re-install it from the App Store. Our app developer Steve has no idea why this is necessary but he can assure you he is just as annoyed about it as you are!
I PROMISE I READ THE REST OF THIS POST BUT I STILL HAVE A QUESTION.
For everything else we have a FAQ for those kinds of questions. Read up!
LAST MINUTE UPDATES
That’s all for now, but we’ll see you soon. Safe travels!!!
– Sincerely, the whole dang FEST crew