Fest 12 Add More Bands


Fest 12 is set to invade Gainesville, FL for Halloween and now the festival has added 38 more bands to their already big line up. The official press release for the new additions can be seen below:

“The Lawrence Arms, Polar Bear Club, Smoke or Fire, The Sidekicks, Ramming Speed, The World Is A Beautiful Place to Die & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Max Levine Ensemble, Creepoid, Dads, Real Friends, Annabel, The Catalyst, Sonic Avenues, Get Dead, Saddest Landscape, Prawn, Fucking Invincible, Burnt Books,Pity Sex, Soul Control, UNFUN, Gates, Calvinball, My Man, Safety, Spoonboy, Xerxes, The Detectors, Caravels, Empire! Empire!, My Fictions, Awkward Age, Andrew Cream, Karbomb, No Sir, Creative Adult, Fighting Fiction, The Sheds & Big Dick! 

Don’t forget about some of these big shots we have previously confirmed. 

Bouncing Souls, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), Dillinger Four, Samiam, Night Marchers, Braid, Boy Sets Fire, Obits, Paint It Black, F.Y.P, Big D and the Kids Table, White Lung, Toys That Kill, 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, and so many more. 

You can check out each band’s page to see if they are playing BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR (TAMPA) and FEST 12  (GAINESVILLE)! Several are making their trip to FEST special by making it their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW

That makes the grand total now at 277 bands confirmed for FEST 12 with many playing BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR (TAMPA) for a bonus show while they are in Florida. 

Just a reminder, ALL BANDS PLAYING PRE-FEST WILL BE PLAYING FEST 12. However, many of the bands will be playing “Special” sets at PRE-FEST in Ybor. We will be announcing this info hopefully next month as well as the BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR schedule!  So, if you can make it down for the long run, you will be in store for a treat. Or, if you can’t make it on FEST 12  weekend, here is a chance to attend PRE-FEST and see a big chunk of the bands playing FEST 12!

REMINDER: FEST 12 and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR PASSES GO UP IN PRICE STARTING JULY 1st!!!  Grab your passes to either or BOTH FESTs on the TICKETS PAGE!!!  Right now you can get a pass to BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR and FEST 12 in Gainesville for one low price of $140. That is 6 days of FEST  for $24  a day! 

For those of you wanting to get from YBOR/TAMPA to GAINESVILLE, don’t forget about the shuttle option we are offering.  THE PORKCHOP FEST EXPRESS. You can book your seat here. We have sold out a second bus so now it will be a caravan of THREE buses making the trip. Also remember that if you ride the Porch Cop FEST EXPRESS you will receive some very special gifts from us and PBR.  


For those of you still looking for hotel rooms, we have a few options left. KING (one big bed/ sleeps 2) is still available at THE PARAMONT (GAINESVILLE) and THE HILTON DOWNTOWN (TAMPA/YBOR). You can book the few rooms we have left through the HOTELS PAGE on the site. So get ready to find some snuggle buddies!

This concludes our update for today! We still have a few more surprises we are working on and will hopefully be able to share them with you all soon. We get to end a long long work week by seeing some of our good FEST buds tonight in Orlando (Menzingers, Restorations, Fake Problems & Captain We’re Sinking!), then we get some Cheap Gilrs & Make Do and Mend time on Sunday in Gainesville! My liver is gonna hate me come Monday. 

Til next time, 

Tony and The FEST 12 crew”

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