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April 15th Update!

FEST FRIENDS,

Heads up! We added more bands to FEST 13 now making it 200 confirmed bands. We still have some big hopefuls we are still waiting on & an inbox that is overflowing with requests to play (despite us asking not to email us). So, with over 6 months away from FEST 13, I think we are off to an amazing start!

Before you get all caught up in who has been added we have an important reminder for you all.

FEST 13 PASSES, BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2 PASSES, HOTELS, PORK CHOP FEST EXPRESS TICKETS, AND OFFICIAL MERCH all go up for purchase on 4/20/14 at 4:20pm EST!!!!

So, mark your calendars so you don’t forget. HOTELS usually go super fast and we expect FEST 13 and PRE-FEST 2 passes to sell out faster than they ever have before with this special lineup this year.

Now that we have warned you here is who we have added for round two of bands playing FEST 13!!!

JUST ADDED TO FEST 13

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We are very excited that Hot Water Music has chosen to celebrate their 20 year anniversary with us – only Florida show to boot!

Also joining the party: Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder, Screaming FemalesBen Nichols, Modern Baseball, Pianos Become the TeethThe SidekicksEveryone Everywhere, TiltwheelSmalltown (SE)Enabler, RescuerRunaway Brother, Shallow CutsRational Anthem, Et Tu Brute, Three Man Cannon, The Hundred Acre Woods, The Weaks, Chalk TalkSRVVLSTArliss NancyKittyhawkTwo KnightsCicada Radio, Lindsey MillsClose TalkerJunior BattlesProtagonistSunshine StateTeen AgersWet NurseThe Bennies (AU)The Shell CorporationStabbed in BackBrian MarquisToo Many DavesAndrew Cream (Full Band)Arms AloftMy ManNothing In The DarkPlaceholderRust Belt Lights, and the Duppies.

Also, Restorations, Worriers, Pale Angles, Cumulus as well as a special reunion from SPRAYNARD will be appearing at both FEST 13 (GAINESVILLE) and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2 (YBOR/TAMPA).

That is your update for now. We will be announcing another batch of bands on 4/21/14, the day after everything goes on sale.

If you are first visiting the FEST 13 site, please keep reading to see who else is playing and get more info on how the party time will go down this year!

Cheers,

Tony and the FEST 13 Crew

April First Update!

Welcome FEST friends to another exciting year of FEST!

We have lots to cover in this first announcement, so take some time to go through our new site and make sure to explore the band pages to check out all the new bands we are bringing down to the party this year. We will be announcing even more in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned and follow us on all our social media outlets for updates.

FIRST BATCH OF FEST 13 BANDS

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We are extremely excited and honored to be hosting the DESCENDENTS this year for their only Florida show!!! I guess having ALL play last year showed Bill, Stephen and Karl just how much fun FEST is and how all of you are the most amazing and devoted music fans out there. We are also stoked to be able to announce alumni like LIFETIME, MARKED MENLESS THAN JAKE, STRIKE ANYWHERE, THE MENZINGERS, CHUCK RAGAN & THE CAMARADERIE, INTO IT. OVER IT. , TIM BARRY, DEAR LANDLORD, CHEAP GIRLS, NIGHT BIRDS, THE FLATLINERS, BANNER PILOT, LAURA STEVENSON, BROADWAY CALLS, THE SMITH STREET BAND, YOU BLEW IT!, LEMURIA, WE ARE THE UNION, CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE, MIXTAPES, THE HOLY MESS, RED CITY RADIO, GROOVIE GHOULIES, LOOK MEXICO,  and THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE. We are also glad to be able have down for the first time CHIXDIGGIT, ALLISON WEISS, SELF DEFENSE FAMILY, KILLER WAVES, ROTTING OUT, GNARWOLVES, FOXING and many many more new bands to check out this year on the BANDS PAGE of the site. We hope to be able to give you another batch of confirmed bands on 4/15 before passes/hotels/merch go up for sale. Be sure to follow us on our social media sites for updates and announcements.

Be sure to check for the “FLORIDA EXCLUSIVE” ribbon for all of our amigos making Fest their only Sunshine State experience!

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NEW VENUE FOR FEST 13

This year we have a slight change in venues for FEST 13. The Florida Theater closed down. We hope someone awesome takes it over, but we just can’t wait around to see if that can happen. As many of you heard we have been working very closely with the city of Gainesville to be able to expand FEST and use city property. They have granted our wishes, and we will be moving forward with plans to utilize the BO DIDDLEY PLAZA for FEST 13. We will be fencing off the area, bringing in killer sound and lights and pretty much making it a kick ass FEST world for all of you. We still have not gotten a final verdict on what the capacity will be, but we all are hoping it will be a much larger space so you all will have a chance to catch all the headliners this year. Stay tuned for more info as we work more with the city on making this the best FEST yet!

BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2

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We are once again going to expand the good times down to YBOR/TAMPA area for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2. Last year was a huge success and we only got amazing feedback from attendees, bands, and the venues down there so why not do it again. We will be doing it for two days again at four venues in the heart of Historic Ybor City. Looks like we will be able to host about 60+ bands and we are encouraging them to do some special sets while down there. For more info check out the PRE-FEST 2 page of the site.

PASSES/MERCH/ HOTELS GO ONSALE 4/20 @ 4:20PM EST

That’s right. Easter Sunday Funday!!! Grab your passes, merch, and hotel rooms that day and get a cheaper price on passes for ordering early! WE WILL ONLY BE SELLING 3,750 PASSES  FOR FEST 13 (GAINESVILLE) WE WILL ONLY BE SELLING 1,200 PASSES FOR BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 2 (YBOR/TAMPA) So, don’t wait on this and be left out when the party sells out!!!

Don’t forget to check out our sleek shirt designs on the MERCH page!

FOLLOW US ON FEST SOCIAL MEDIA

Want to stay on top of band announcements, exciting new developments or just be apart of the conversations about this exciting FEST 13 year? Then follow us and help us spread the word. Check out our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds. Well folks, that is about it for this crazy first big FEST announcement. Enjoy the new site and be sure check out all the bands playing so far this year. We hope you all are as excited as we are so far. Hopefully all our wish list will come true and we will be able to bring you the biggest and best FEST yet! Cheers and thank you all for being part of our wonderful FEST family!

- Tony and the rest of the FEST crew

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