Posted Sep 20
Happy Friday, FEST Friends,
Well, we are creeping up on being a month away from the extended party of BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR and FEST 12!!!
6 DAYS we will be hosting 400+ bands from all over the world and in two cities this year. If you are just now hearing about all this craziness please take some time and look through our website to get all the details and check out all the bands on their BAND PAGES
, FEST RADIO PLAYER, AND OUR FREE DOWNLOAD FEST 12 COMPS
HOTEL ROOMS GO BACK ON SALE AGAIN FOR FEST 12 (GAINESVILLE) AND BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR (TAMPA)...BUT LIMITED NUMBERS!!!
SALE STARTS 4:00PM EST SATURDAY 9/21 (TOMORROW)
BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLY YBOR - HILTON DOWNTOWN - TAMPA
CHECK IN TUESDAY 10/29/13
CHECK OUT THURSDAY 10/31/13
3- Doubles (2 BEDS/ SLEEPS 4)
4- Kings (ONE BED/ SLEEPS 2)
PRICE: $100 per night (+ 5% bed tax, + 7% Florida State & City of Tampa sales tax)
FEST 12 - PARAMOUNT PLAZA - GAINESVILLE
4 Night Package
CHECK IN THURSDAY 10/31/13
CHECK OUT MONDAY 11/4/13
19- Doubles- (2 BEDS/ SLEEPS 4)
10- Kings (ONE BED/ SLEEPS 2)
$108.00 per night (+5% bed tax, +6.00% Florida State sales tax).
If you are interested in just single or double rooms for a night or two in GAINESVILLE for FEST 12 please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. We might have something for you at one of these hotels since some bands are not staying all four days of FEST.
Wondering how you will be getting from Tampa to Gainesville and then back to Tampa to fly home? Well, we have you covered!
The PCFE is our charter bus system we set up for you to easily get from Tampa to Gainesville on Thursday 10/31 and then back to Tampa on Monday 11/4.
A seat is $40 each way. Each bus seats 55 people and has WiFi, A/C, plenty of room underneath to stow your bags, and will be showing a movie each way as well so you can kick back and rest up for the party ahead or for your post FEST depression when you get home.
These are NON STOP trips too so it will get you there in about 2 hours.
We will also have some bonus gifts for everyone riding to Gainesville on the 31st! I'm pretty stoked at what we have lined up so far.
There are only a few seats left so book your shit asap!!!
WANNA VOLUNTEER 8 HOURS? EARN A FREE PASS AND LIMITED EDITION SHIRT? AND LEARN HOW TO ACTUALLY MAKE A SHOW RUN SMOOTH AND FROM THE HEART?
THEN COME OUT TO ONE OF THE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP/ INFO MEETINGS FOR FEST 12 AND BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR
Sign Up Dates!
Sign ups: Thursday, October 10th, 7:00 pm - Holiday Inn University
BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR (TAMPA)
Sign Ups: Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00 pm - Local 662 (662 Central Ave)
Sign Ups: Tuesday, October 1st, 9:30pm- The Orpheum (1915 E 7th Street- Ybor, FL)
WE NEED HELP SPREADING THE WORD: GUESS WE SUCK AT IT!
Let's be honest here. We are super awesome at building the party but are horrible at putting it out there. We are not some big time promotion company. Never have and never will be. We put on FEST each year just to be able to bring people from all over the world who share the bands they love and the community of friends and family who support it. Since there are only a handful of us that orchestrate all this madness we desperately rely on all of you, our FEST FRIENDS to help spread the word... especially in a year where we decide to help the bands we love play a bonus two day party- BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR.
We realized when we
were just down there how little the TAMPA BAY area knows just what is about to hit them. We also would love to make this extra trip worth these bands' time. So, please help us be able to put FEST and PRE-FEST on this year and more years to come by spreading the word.
MAIL ME SOME POSTERS/POSTCARD FLIERS:
FOLLOW US for updates on everything for both FEST 12 (GAINESVILLE) and BIF PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR (TAMPA).
I think that is about it for this update! Next week we hope to bring you all another FREE FEST 12 DOWNLOAD COMP and the final details of what we have planned for the FEST 12 KICK OFF HALLOWEEN POOL PARTY during FEST 12 REGISTRATION. Until then we will keep working on getting everything planned and ready for your arrival to FEST and FLORIDA!!!
-Tony and The FEST Crew