Hey FEST friends,
August has hit and I am feeling crazy from the heat! Can't wait for fall to come and cool things down a tad. Until then, I will bunker down in the sweet sweet air conditioned dungeon of FEST work and keep making this beast bigger and bigger.
So, thought 350+ over four days was a lot to take in? Well how about we toss in our COMEDY lineup for ya?
This will be our third year doing a COMEDY SHOWCASE at FEST. The past two years have been amazing and a great break for your feet and your soul. This year, with some help of comic alumni Kyle Kinane and Ian Douglas Terry we are bringing you an expended lineup of under the radar comedians for you to enjoy. We are also going to have TWO DAYS of comedy with each comic performing a set each day. These showcases will be hosted at Rocky's again and will be in a four hour block from noon-4pm on SAT and SUN of FEST 12. So, come with your hangover, pull up a seat, enjoy some tasty hangover helpers, soak up some AC, and laugh your way through the pain.
FEST 12 COMEDY LINEUP:
Kyle Kinane, Andrew Orvedahl, James Fritz, John-Michael Bond, Ian Douglas Terry, Chris Charpentier, Luke Douglas Fields, Andy Sell, Zach Peterson,Goodrich Gevaart, Ryan de la Garza, Cody Wayne Hurd, as well as the Race to the Coffin Comedy Tour featuring: Tim Ross, Shannon Norman, Alex Stypula, Jesse Irvin, and John Dick Winters.
We previously announced several notable bands such as:
Bouncing Souls, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), Dillinger Four, ALL, The Lawrence Arms, Samiam, Night Marchers, Braid, Boy Sets Fire, Obits, Lucero, Paint It Black, F.Y.P,Circle Takes The Square, Titus Andronicus, Fake Problems, Sundowner, Big D and the Kids Table, White Lung, Toys That Kill, Polar Bear Club, Smoke or Fire, J. Robbins (Jawbox), Tim Kasher (Cursive/ Good Life),Drag the River,The Sidekicks, Ramming Speed, The World Is A Beautiful Place to Die & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Max Levine Ensemble, Ceremony, Mustard Plug, The Menzingers, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Mean Jeans, Tenement, Masked Intruder, Torche, Code Orange Kids, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cobra Skulls, Retox, I am the Avalanche, A Wilhelm Scream, Lemuria, No Trigger, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Bridge and Tunnel, The Swellers,White Wives, Real Friends and so many more.
For a complete list of who is playing either FEST 12 in Gainesville or BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR please go here.
A Four Day Pass to The FEST 12 is $130 and a Two Day pass to BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR is only $70. Both can be purchased here.
What is BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR? Well, if you missed it before we will be hosting a two day/ four venue/ five stage pre-fest in Ybor (Tampa), FL on Oct 29th and 30th called BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR. All bands playing this PRE-FEST event will also be playing FEST 12 in Gainesville however, many will be doing "special" sets for their PRE-FEST performance. More info here.
Those passes can also be purchased here.
So, that is all we have to announce today. Tune back next Friday, August 9th when we will be announcing the entire SCHEDULE for BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR as well as some late additions to the FEST 12 lineup in Gainesville. We might even have a free download comp or two to give out with bands playing this year!
Until next week fools!
-Tony and the FEST 12 CREW