The Fest 14 announce first wave of bands

Music News | By on Apr 21st, 2015

The Fest 14

It’s that time of year again when you’ll be getting knocked over the head with The Fest updates. The Fest 14 announced the first wave of bands confirmed to play down in Gainesville, Florida. Some of the highlights in that batch include Lagwagon, Mustard Plug, The Menzingers, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, PUP, Jeff Rosenstock and more! The Fest 14 will be happening from October 30th to November 1st.

Bands confirmed so far:
Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, PUP, Young Widows, Modern Baseball, Defiance Ohio, Iron Regan, Night Birds, Sonic Avenues, Beach Slang, Prawn, The City On Film (Full Band), Crusades, Kepi Ghoulie, Mikey Erg, Chris Gethard, Foxing, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Banner Pilot, The Copyrights, The Hotelier, Drug Church

Is there a more joyous an occasion to a punk kid – other than THE FEST weekend itself – as when details of said festival are finally revealed and the first wave of confirmed artists begins to make the rounds? After months of bittersweet reminiscing about the amazing time you had at last year’s FEST, and the nearly unbearable anticipation of once again seeing all your favorite underground bands while sharing an adult beverage with what feels like a hundred of your best friends, it’s no wonder that days like today give us an extra bounce in our collective step.

On that note, it is with great excitement that we bring you the official launch of the THE FEST 14 website, 267 initial bands announced!

THE FEST 14 will take place in Gainesville, FL over the course of three days (Oct 30, 31, Nov 1) and will feature over 350 of the best punk and independent bands in the world. Confirmed bands include Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, PUP, Young Widows, Modern Baseball, Defiance Ohio, Iron Regan, Night Birds, Sonic Avenues, Beach Slang, Prawn, The City On Film (Full Band), Crusades, Kepi Ghoulie, Mikey Erg, Chris Gethard, Foxing, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Banner Pilot, The Copyrights, The Hotelier, Drug Church and many, many more. Stay tuned for more confirmed band announcements in the coming weeks.

On a related note, FEST organizers have also revealed information about BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 3. Spanning two days (Oct 28 + 29) in the historic Tampa, FL neighborhood of Ybor City, Big Pre-Fest will host over 80 bands in five different venues. While all artists playing will also be performing at FEST 14 in Gainesville, many of these groups will be doing “special” sets in Tampa. More details on that soon. In the meantime, you can check out the full list of confirmed bands (so far) for BIG PRE FEST 3 here.

Passes for THE FEST 14 and BIG PRE-FEST IN LITTLE YBOR 3 will go on sale on June 1st. Early sale pricing will be available through June 30th and features a FEST 14 three-day pass ($105), a two-day pass for PRE-FEST ($55) and a combo package of $150 for all five days of festing. There will be a limited number of passes, so don’t sleep on this when the time comes. You can view more details about tickets here.

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