Hello FEST friends,
Sorry for the lapse in delays, but we think the wait will be worth it. Check out this update we’ve been brewing!
WE’VE ADDED MORE BANDS! NOW 289 CONFIRMED!!!
So, we are really excited to announce that Propagandhi will be playing FEST 11. This is something we have been working on for years, and it is an honor to have them finally come back to Florida and get to experience what we all have been enjoying for over a decade.
Also, we are getting GRADE and LATTERMAN to get back on the horse and ride back to Gainesville!
Then, just for shits and giggles, we added Smoke or Fire, The Copyrights, Mean Jeans, Ceremony, Such Gold, Old Man Markley, Useless I.D., A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Hull, Alligator, High Dive, Timeshares, Toby Foster, Vacation, Xerxes, The Hunters, DNF, Fight Amp, Hull, War on Women, Cattle Drums, Stabbed in Back, State Lines, Prawn, Mountain Man, Wild Tribe, Andrew Cream, Volunteer, Money/Paper/Hearts, The Resonants, Direct Effect, and Jason Kutchma.
If I am correct I think we now have 289 confirmations. So, this year is gonna be quite epic!!!
Speaking of epic, SUMMER 2012!!! So much that we did not even realize that we were going to raise the price of FEST 11 weekend passes on July 1st. Whooops! So, you can still get FEST 11 weekend passes at the lower price of $85 until PJ get's back from his honeymoon – on August 15th.
We added a new venue (STEREO) so we can sell more passes!!! We are raising the number to 4,000 TOTAL weekend passes up for sale. We have less than a 1,000 left and I can see these going fast with the bands just added. Go to the TICKETS page to grab them, hotel rooms (what we have left) and FEST 11 Merch by HORSEBITES!!!
Speaking of HORSEBITES, Richard made us another FEST ART PRINT!
Check it out:
FEST 11 HORSEBITES LIMITED PRINT
ONLY 200 MADE!!! ($25)
18x24, will be numbered and signed, goes on sale 8/15
Shooting for an 8/31 announcement. Crossed digits!
We here in Gainesville have planned 4 official PRE-FEST shows: They all be happen on Thursday OCT 25th. They will be at Double Down (High Dive), Loosey's, 1982 and The Laboratory. All shows should have Pre-sale ticket options and 100% of the door from the shows go back to the bands after venue expenses. So, we hope to help some of our friends make a little extra cash to blow all weekend like a bunch of rockstars! We will announce the official lineups, pre-sale ticket links, and some bad ass flyers from HORSEBITES on 8/31!!! If you are putting on your own PRE-FEST show, send us the flyer image, and we will help you spread the word when we announce ours. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have had some bands drop off as of late. Most are because the bands got offered killer tours that are no way worth passing up to play FEST. A few are even recording new albums! So, pour a lil’ out when you are here for the ones who could not make it: TORCHE, RED FANG, COLISEUM, MARGATE, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH, LIFE COACH, BIG EYES, TOUCHE AMORE, WASTER, BLANK SLATE and our good friends from CADILLAC BLINDSIDE who thought it only respectful to write you all an explanation for their absence.
It's with a swollen and torn heart that I write this message. This reunion has been something we've all been looking forward to, and after 10 years in the making the time had finally come to walk to the stage one last time. Sadly for now, our appearance at FEST will have to wait yet again. The silver lining to this is that the delay is due to the fact that our very own James and Becky have found out they are expecting in the fall! Obviously for safety and health reasons for Becky and the baby to be, flying to Gainesville and playing a rock show wouldn't be advised. We had toyed with the idea of playing with a fill in drummer, but it just wouldn't be the reunion we've waited a decade to do. Have no doubt Tony and all the awesome bands traveling to G-Ville will keep you plenty full of rock and brew, and in the meantime hold tight. We promise this is going to happen sooner then later. Huge thanks in advance for your understanding, and please PLEASE have a round or ten for us!CheersZaQ and CBS
That is about it for this update. Now that we have everything locked down we can tighten up this schedule, maybe book a few more bands, talk some into playing really dumb MYSTERY BAND shows, plan how to make the FEST POOL PARTY kinda weird this year, and get this party planning finished so we get to October already!