Hey FEST Friends,
IT’S TIME FOR FEST 20!!!
We have been hustling every way possible and rolling with all the punches along the way to make sure FEST 20 is everything it can be. We’re so excited to see you all together again for our big punk rock family reunion.
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?
FEST 20 THREE DAY PASSES ARE SOLD OUT*. THERE WILL BE NO PASSES AVAILABLE FOR WALK-UP PURCHASE WEEKEND OF FEST!
There are several individual showcases you can buy a single show ticket for.
The cheaper pre-sale price will be available online until 12 hours before the show starts.
The walk up sale price will be available IF the individual ticketed shows are not sold out.
If an individual showcase is sold out it will say so in the WEB STORE.
WHERE DO I GO FOR REGISTRATION? WHAT DO I BRING?
Registration will be hosted at the BOXCAR Beer and Wine Garden (Located at The Depot Station in Downtown Gainesville)
201 SE Depot Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32601
There’s a huge free parking lot next to Depot Park. Please take a look at the map below:
(Parking locations are highlighted in PINK)
Bring three things to REGISTRATION:
- PHOTO ID or PASSPORT
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 Test no more than 48 hours prior to picking up your passes or tickets OR the vaccination card that proves you are fully vaccinated as of OCTOBER 14, 2022. A PHOTO OF YOUR VAX CARD ON YOUR PHONE IS ACCEPTABLE. More details here in the FAQ.
- A copy of your order receipt (YES, you can show us the e-mail on your phone, save a tree!) or your name change email
Extra Credit: Visit thefestfl.com/reg and get a QR code to check-in even faster (you will still need #1 and #2 to check-in).
For more information about registration, have a nice read here: REGISTRATION.
VOLUNTEERS, BANDS, PRESS, & SPONSORS: Keep an eye out for signs pointing you to your registration area. There’s a separate line for your check-ins.
BANDS: 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 only be accepted if the name on your ID matches the contact name you sent us.
CAN MY FRIEND PICK UP MY PASS?
No! This year everyone receiving a wristband must pass through the wellness check to confirm negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination.
This means that if you have multiple wristbands on your name, you will only be able to pick up one wristband unless the other folks are also with you at REGISTRATION.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY?
Registration Lite will take place on Saturday October 28th from 12-2pm. You will be able to pick up your wristbands but there won’t be flea market vendors. This is your only other opportunity to pick up your wristband if you miss Registration on Friday.
Please go to the front gates of Bo Diddley Plaza (111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601) for Registration Lite.
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 a proof of a negative COVID-19 Test no more than 48 hours prior to picking up your passes or tickets OR the vaccination card that proves you are fully vaccinated as of OCTOBER 14, 2022. A PHOTO OF YOUR VAX CARD ON YOUR PHONE IS ACCEPTABLE. More details here in the FAQ.
INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PASSPORT TO GET INTO VENUES!!! EVEN IF YOU ARE UNDERAGE.
WHO’S THIS MYSTERY BAND? HOW ABOUT THAT ONE?
The mystery bands will all be announced the night before hey play at midnight! 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 hats and totes and sweatpants and so much more. You can find us at…
FEST 20 REGISTRATION @ BOXCAR Friday (12PM-7PM)
BO DIDDLEY PLAZA Thursday, 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 DEPOT PARK. A list of vendors can be found on the FLEA MARKET page.
IS THE APP OUT?
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!
IS THE PRE-FEST/ KICK OFF SHOW AT BO DIDDLEY PLAZA/ LOOSEY’S PART OF MY FEST 20 PASS?
NOPE: These two shows are just a fun one off show we are putting on for those of you coming to Gainesville early and for the locals in town.
The Loosey’s Kick Off show is SOLD OUT!
The Thursday kick off show at Bo Diddley Plaza still has tickets available:
You can get a single show ticket for that show or pay more and walk up day of show.
DOORS: 6:30pm/ ALL AGES/ OVER AT 10PM
IRON CHIC/ MUSTARD PLUG / PKEW PKEW PKEW/ DIKEMBE
Go to the venue with a proof of a negative COVID-19 Test no more than 48 hours prior to picking up your passes or tickets OR the vaccination card that proves you are fully vaccinated as of OCTOBER 14, 2022. A PHOTO OF YOUR VAX CARD ON YOUR PHONE IS ACCEPTABLE. More details here in the FAQ.
I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. CAN I GET A REFUND?
Do not attend FEST if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 prior to picking up their FEST 20 passes / tickets and cannot attend the festival can receive a refund. Please refer to the REFUND section of the FAQ for more information on who to contact, what is needed to receive your refund and refund timeline.
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 FEST!!!