Happy 4/20 everyone!
I would also like to send a congrats out to Roger from Less Than Jake who is getting married today. Fucking Hippie!!!
So, today is the big day (Friday 4/20/12) where we unleash on you the opportunity to purchase FEST 11 WEEKED PASSES/ BOOK OFFICIAL HOTEL ROOMS/ and BUY FEST 11 MERCH.
Starting at 1:00pm EST today you can head over to the TICKETS page to order. You do not have to purchase a FEST 11 WEEKEND PASS to book HOTEL ROOMS or buy FEST 11 MERCH.
We are only going to sell 3.275 FEST 11 WEEKEND PASSES. They are $85 each from now until July 1st. 2012. After that they go up to $100 (if we are not sold out). So do NOT snail on this!!! HOTELS will go quickly as well, but please take your time with your order. There is a charge to change things. If you are having issues with your order please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two weeks ago we announced a massive list of amazing bands that are coming to party down with us all in October. A few happen to be Lagwagon, Anti-Flag, Braid, Naked Raygun, Frank Turner, Streetlight Manifesto, Baroness,A Wilhelm Scream, Mustard Plug, Andrew Jackson Jihad and a special Cadillac Blindside reunion show.
This week we are not at 217 confirmed bands by adding: 7 Seconds, F.Y.P, Titus Andronicus, The Menzingers, Toys that Kill, The Soviettes, Underground Railroad to Candyland, We Are The Union, The Front Bottoms, La Dispute, The Criminals, Waster, Stoned at Heart, Waxahatchee, Cop Problem, No Weather Talks, The Manix, Billy Wallace, Code Orange Kids, Despite Everything, Former Thieves, The Great Explainer ,Young Turks, Criminal Culture, The 20 Belows, American War, Rob Lynch, Margate, Broadcaster ,Jus' Folks, Possessed by Paul James, Raindance, American Pinup, Bear Trade, Kill You Dead, Hold Tight!, The Liberation Service, Little League, Nightmares for a Week, No More and One Win Choice.
Go to the BANDS page to view and listen to them all.
We still have more confirmations to come and plan to announce them in two weeks if all goes well!!! Got some good things still cooking in the kitchen and I have time before the party so be patient with these bands as they try to figure out their fall schedules.
I am sad to say that we have heard early that the following bands will NOT be playing FEST 11. Promise Ring, Against Me, Propagandhi, Lawrence Arms, Fucked Up, Hot Snakes, Night Marchers, NOFX, None More Black, Obits, Paint It Black, Lifetime, Russian Circles, They Might Be Giants, and a few others. Just wanted to let FEST fans know that I tried and we will again if there is a next year.
I think that is about all we have to announce today. Check out our video of the week. The 1st episode of Australian punk rock podcast D.I.Wireless month-long road trip to attend FEST 10. I think there will be six episodes in all, and we will have them here first.
Thanks again and I hope we all make it though this crazy weekend! We have Tim Barry coming on Sunday so that equals hung over Monday morning!!!
-Tony and the FEST 11 crew.