FEST, Gainsville’s annual punk music festival announced its initial lineup recently before adding a ton of new bands on Friday the 13th. Pop-punk staples The Ergs! will reunite at this year’s FEST, joining notable artists like PUP, Dillinger Four, Lemuria, Planes Mistaken For Stars, and BOYSETSFIRE. Boston punk bands Save Ends, Somos, Choke Up, and Big D and the Kids Table will also play the 15th edition of FEST.
Each year, FEST takes place on the weekend of the Florida-Georgia football game in Jacksonville (typically in late October), leaving Gainsville open to thousands of FEST attendees. Those looking to extend the experience can also join bands like Less Than Jake, Propagandhi, and Strike Anywhere at Pre-Fest in Little Ybor, Florida.
Here are all of the bands that have now been added to the FEST lineup:
Dillinger Four, The Ergs! (reunion), BOYSETSFIRE (official), F.Y.P (Final Show), Negative Approach, PUP, Lemuria, RVIVR, Floor (Official), MASKED INTRUDER, Iron Chic, Mean Jeans, Big D and the Kids Table, Torche, Mac Sabbath, Tenement, Cheap Girls, Elway, Gunmoll (reunion), Twelve Hour Turn (reunion), Pink Razors (reunion), digger (reunion), Tired from Now On (reunion), The Copyrights, creepoid, DIRECT HIT!, Free Throw, Broadway Calls, Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels (final show), Hold Tight! (Final Show), RADON, Save Ends, Slingshot Dakota, Dowsing, Timeshares, Somos, Success, Sundials, Chris Cresswell, Erica Freas Music (RVIVR), SOMNIA, Vacation, Microwave, Wet Nurse, Signals Midwest, Assholeparade, Meridian, Steve Adamyk BAND, Sonic Avenues, Post Teens, Antarctigo Vespucci, Frameworks, Lifted Bells, Broadcaster, Hospital Job, Such Gold, Aspiga, Tiny Moving Parts, Worriers, Irish Handcuffs, Coffee Project, City Mouse, Protagonist, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Blacklist Royals, Stressface, Mikey Erg (Full Band), Joe McMahon (full band), Dan Webb & the Spiders, Empty Vessels, Dog and Wolf, Boardroom Heroes, Recreational Drugs, Remainders, Nervous Triggers, World’s Scariest Police Chases, Futuro (BR), Hodera, Billy Liar (UK), Traverse (FR), Not Half Bad, Awkward Age, Cicada Radio, Long Knives, Late Bloomer, Bodyfather, Alright, Mean Girls, Cement Matters (UK), TENS, Campaign, Have Gun Will Travel, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Adult Dude, Woozy, Veery, King Friday, Sleeptalker, Amygdala, Dryjacket, The Obsessives, Resonants, You Vandal, ROBES, Ratboys, Dead Tropics, The Otis Wolves, Brightr (UK), Jeff Shepherd, Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish, Stupid Daikini, What Gives, Russian Girlfriends, Lauris Vidal, Kid Not You, New Junk City, Pictures of Vernon, Boyfriend Material, Better Now, Old Vices, The Swindlin’ Hearts, Insignificant Other, Flat Stanley, Island of Misfit Toys, Laura Palmer, The Decline, UV-TV, The Duppies, Night Witch, Dredger, The Winter Passing, Alaska, Youth in Bloom, Sunshine State, The Gunshy, Bobby’s Oar, Brian McGee, Young and Heartless, Get Dead, Mannequin Pussy, DOC (FR), Die Choking, Hot Knife, Chris Stowe, Walter Etc., Almost People, Aerial Salad (UK), Guerilla Poubelle (FR), Scrap Kids, Nostradogmus, Edmonton, KAYA, Cut It Out, The Mermers, Hatrabbits, FK. MNT, The Thin Skins, DRUG, The Scutches, Fire in the Radio, Loki Danger, Barons, Horrible Things, La Peche, Ian Graham (Cheap Girls), House of Lightning, Ceramic Cats, Nightmares for a Week, Katie Ellen, Wolf-face, Whiskey & Co., Teen Agers, Hiccup, Divorce, Roger Harvey, Heat Rash, SODA, Amanda X, Widow and Children, Army of Ponch, Thunderclap, Family Friend, I Came From Earth, Museum Mouth, Divided Heaven (Full Band), Totally Slow, Salvatore Fiteni, Sports, Andrew Paley, No More, Lonesome Town Drifters, The Handsome Scoundrels, Ornaments.
FEST will be held in Gainsville, Florida on the three days leading up to Halloween (October 28th-30th). Tickets will be available for purchase here on May 20th at 4:20PM.
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