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The Fest has added The Melvins, United Nations, Chris Farren / Antarctigo Vespucci and more to their 2014 lineup. Check out the most recent update in the replies and all previously announced bands over yonder. Tickets for Fest 13 (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2) and Pre-Fest in Little Ybor 2 (Oct. 29-30) are available now.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/14/14 - 02:31 PM
In addition to the earlier announcement of Mineral playing Fest 13, the Gainesville-based festival has also announced that Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Make Do And Mend, The Dopamines and more have been added to the lineup. You can see today's announcement, along with a full list of bands performing, in the replies. Tickets are available now.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/24/14 - 02:57 PM
So, a couple things: 1. The Mineral reunion is really real and 2. They are playing Fest 13. They join the likes of Descendents, Lifetime, Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake and many more. Check the replies to see the full band list! Fest tickets are on sale now.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/24/14 - 08:07 AM
The second lineup announcement from Fest 13 is in and (take a deep breath) Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder, Ben Nichols, Modern Baseball, Pianos Become The Teeth, a Spraynard reunion and more have been added to the lineup...adding to Descendents, Lifetime, Less Than Jake, Strike Anywhere, The Menzingers, Chuck Ragan, Banner Pilot, the Hotelier, Into It. Over It., a We Are The Union reunion and more. Here is the first announcement in case you missed it. Check out the full update in the replies (there are 200 bands so far!) and remember that tickets for Fest 13 (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2) and Pre-Fest in Little Ybor 2 (Oct. 29-30), along with hotels, go on sale this Sunday.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/15/14 - 10:07 AM
Hit the replies to see the first wave of the lineup for The Fest 13, which features Descendents, Lifetime, Less Than Jake, Strike Anywhere, The Menzingers, Chuck Ragan, Banner Pilot, the Hotelier, Into It. Over It., a We Are The Union reunion and a lot a lot a lot more! Pre-Fest is Oct. 29 - 30 in Ybor City and Fest is Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 in Gainesville. Tickets will go on sale on April 20 - check ticket info here - and hotels will go on sale on the same day.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/01/14 - 08:54 AM
Fest 13 has announced its dates. Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor will be making its second appearance in Tampa on October 29 and 30, while Fest will take place in Gainesville from October 31-November 2. We'll see you guys there.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/11/14 - 12:35 PM
Welcome to our last pre-Fest 12 feature of 2013: The one where we use "Fest" as a verb. In the replies, you'll find a compilation of tips and tricks that we've accumulated from an assortment of Fest veterans, who are generously lending their knowledge to form a bit of a Fest survival guide of sorts. Vinnie from Less Than Jake offers up what he calls the "Gainesville Coffee Crawl," Chris from Fake Problems contributes a bunch of nonsense, and there's even more where that came from. Check it out in the replies, feel free to comment with your excitement for the four-day weekend – which kicks off tomorrow! – and don't forget that to pick up your tickets online before they're taken down...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/30/13 - 07:32 AM
Today's Fest 12 feature is a guest blog from SideOneDummy Records publicist Jamie Coletta. She is making her first-ever trip to Fest this year, and in anticipation has given us a write-up about the nine bands she absolutely does not want to miss, no matter what sort of physical damage she encounters due to Fest shenanigans. Check out her blog in the replies and don't forget that tickets are still available – Fest 12 kicks off on Thursday!
Thomas Nassiff on 10/28/13 - 10:20 AM
Punks in Vegas has put together a video playlist of 50 of their acoustic sessions featuring all bands playing The Fest next week.

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Jason Tate on 10/25/13 - 12:33 PM
This week's Fest 12 feature was going to be a huge playlist that I created on Spotify featuring bands playing this year – but then I kind of realized that someone else had already done a way better job of creating such playlists, and that's the man who organizes Fest himself, Tony Weinbender. Tony has curated a host of playlists – six to be exact – featuring 20-25 songs each. Additionally, one of the other wonderful people who help make Fest happen, Sarah Goodwin, has her own playlist thrown into the mix. You can check out all seven playlists – enough to last you until Fest starts on Thursday, basically – over on Bandcamp. Take a listen to the bands you've never heard of, because that's...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/25/13 - 08:24 AM
We’re now less than two weeks away from the greatest punk festival in the world – The Fest. Now in its 12th incarnation, Fest will host almost 400 bands in Gainesville this year, spread out over roughly 15 venues in a 10-block area of the city (watched by about 6,000 people wearing all black). In celebration of this wonderful weekend – which is now four days instead of three! – we’ll be posting a few Fest-related features before it starts. Head to the replies to read our list of 12 things you can’t afford to miss at Fest 12 and check their website for all the info you need.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/18/13 - 10:28 AM
Fest 12 has released its full schedule, which you can view on their website. With the festival expanding to four days for the first time ever, there's a lot to digest. If you're going, discuss who you want to see most, where you'll be each night and speculate about the "mystery sets." And remember, there are always conflicts when your festival has this many great bands...so keep the noise down. Also, remember to pick up your tickets and keep up with our coverage.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/23/13 - 12:17 PM
The Fest has added a couple dozen bands, including RVIVR, Diarrhea Planet, The Dangerous Summer, The Last (featuring Bill Steneson and Karl Alvarez), Brainworms (reunion), Little League (final show), Brendan Kelly, Diamond Youth, Army of Ponch and more. The total number of bands playing Fest 12 is now 395. Additional, the schedule for Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor can be seen here. Tickets are here and the full lineup is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/09/13 - 12:19 PM
Fest 12 (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3; Gainesville, FL) has announced its comedy lineup. Check it out in the replies. The rest of the lineup so far can be seen here and you can buy tickets here.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/02/13 - 12:31 PM
Fest 12 has added more bands including Lucero, J. Robbins, Tim Kasher, Cross My Heart, Drag The River, Modern Baseball, The Moms, Half Hearted Hero and more. The full update is below and the rest of the bands (now over 350) that are playing can be seen in the replies. Fest tickets are here.
UpdateLucero (has not played FEST since FEST 3!!!), J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue, Office of Future Plans) will be playing an intimate best of his career backed by drums and a cello!, Tim Kasher (Cursive/ Good Life), Cross My Heart (Reunion), Drag the River, Deep Sleep, Weatherbox, White Wives, Modern Baseball, Pile, Whiskey & Co., Flashlights, Listener, Pale Angles, LVL UP,...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/26/13 - 12:21 PM
In a plot twist that surprises no one, I have forgotten to post the last two updates to the lineup for Fest 12 (tickets here). Before I start typing a bunch of band names, news today comes in that Fest will be announcing "two reunions, two legends, one [band] who has not played since Fest 3, and more," so we'll have an update again later today as well! Over the past couple weeks, Fest 12 has confirmed performances from ALL, Circle Takes The Square, Titus Andronicus, Fake Problems, Sundowner, United Nations, Hop Along, Adventures, Glocca Morra, Junior Battles, Mikey Erg, PJ Bond (full band) and more. The updated lineup (330+ bands) is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/26/13 - 08:18 AM
We reported earlier a rumor that Drive Like Jehu might be playing The Fest this year. They are not doing that. A statement from Fest organizer Tony Weinbender is below.
Drive Like Jehu is not playing Fest 12 and whoever started this blatant in official rumor is on my shit list! I had to squash all this after enjoying a wonderful day of a much needed vacation in the rain forest! Thanks for cause a mess of problems whoever you are!
Thomas Nassiff on 06/14/13 - 06:14 PM
It seems as though Drive Like Jehu will be playing a reunion set at The Fest this year. Check out a teaser image in the replies. We have reached out to Fest for official confirmation, so we'll update this post with news if we hear anything. Just saying, this would come alongside a Knapsack appearance as well. All of our Fest 12 coverage is here.

Update: This is not true.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/14/13 - 10:36 AM
We're a little behind on this news post, but The Fest 12 added more bands to its lineup last week. The most noteworthy of the additions is Knapsack, who will play a reunion set. Other additions include Teenage Bottlerocket, Bridge and Tunnel, The Swellers, Sainthood Reps, Drug Church and more. The full list of bands announced so far is in the replies and more information on Fest and Pre-Fest is available here.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/05/13 - 07:47 AM
Fest 12 has added another new crop of bands, among which are Paint It Black, Off With Their Heads, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Pianos Become the Teeth, Banquets, The Holy Mess, Light Years, Pentimento, After the Fall, Reverse the Curse and Run Forever. Hit the replies to check out the full list of bands playing so far -- including those added on the May 4th update that we forgot to post -- for a total of nearly 200 bands. Fest 12 happens from October 31 to November 3 in Gainesville, FL and Big Fest in Little Ybor happens October 29-30 in Ybor City, FL. Tickets are available here.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/19/13 - 08:34 AM
The Fest 12 has announced its initial lineup and will be extending its length this year. "Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor" will feature 100 bands in two days (October 29-30) across five venues in Ybor City, FL, which is just outside of Tampa. The Fest itself has extended to include Thursday now, so it will take place from October 31-November 3 in Gainesville. Hit the replies for the initial (lengthy) lineup announcement, which includes reunions from The Draft and Ann Beretta, along with The Bouncing Souls, Braid, Boy Sets Fire, A Wilhelm Scream, The Dopamines, The Flatliners, The Menzingers, No Trigger, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, Code Orange Kids, I Am the Avalanche, Banner...
Thomas Nassiff on 04/20/13 - 02:10 PM
The Fest 12 will make...some sort of announcement on April 20. At least 70 bands have been confirmed so far.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/05/13 - 02:18 PM
Fest 11 is now only days away, and a lot of people are starting to arrive or get closer to Gainesville. While you're on your way in and out of this fine city, or if you'll be in the north-central Florida area for a little bit of time, you might want to take advantage of some of the awesome pre- and post-Fest shows around here. While Fest has an incredible lineup of its own, there are really only so many bands you can see in three days. Setting your schedule for before and after Fest can guarantee you seeing a few bands, which will reduce your conflicts during the weekend and turn an already-awesome three-day experience into an are-you-crazy-enough-to-attempt-this five or six day...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/24/12 - 08:43 AM
Keeping with the Fest theme, Ryan Willems from Dikembe took the time the give those who are going to Fest some things to certainly keep an eye out for when in town this weekend. Hit the replies to read his blog about what you should spend some time doing while in and around Gainesville.
Jason Gardner on 10/24/12 - 07:54 AM
With Fest 11 just a couple days away, today you'll be getting a couple guest blogs from guys in bands that will be partaking in the annual punk rock festivities in Gaineville, Florida. First, Dave Klyman from Restorations has written a blog for us on the rigors surrounding Fest, and you can give that a read in the replies.
Jason Gardner on 10/24/12 - 07:46 AM
As the second part of our Fest 11 coverage (we did a list of 22 bands you need to see last week), we asked our friend Dave Drobach (he plays in an awesome punk band called Grabass Charlestons and works at No Idea Records) for a little help in giving us some food recommendations in Gainesville. As a citizen of this upstanding town, I always speak highly of Gainesville's well-known Mexican restaurants, but there's a lot more to the food around here than just those places that everyone goes to every year. Dave essentially wrote up a guide to must-eat/drink restaurants all around town, ranging from the best places for coffee and beer to breakfast and brunch and dinner and everything in...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/12/12 - 01:05 PM
It's the first day of October, which means we're officially in countdown mode for The Fest 11, which takes place from October 26-28 in Gainesville, Fla., this year. I wanted to kick off coverage of the punk rock mecca with a list of 10 bands you should watch, but then I figured since it's the 11th incarnation of the festival, I should go ahead and make it 11 bands. I sat down to write the list and simply had too many good groups to spotlight, so I doubled the length to 22. Blame organizer Tony Weinbender and the rest of the Fest crew for drawing up too good of a lineup. Without further ado, you can head to the replies to check out our list of 22 bands to check out at The Fest 11. If...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/01/12 - 03:08 AM
The Fest has announced its schedule and times for its 11th installment. It will take place October 26, 27 and 28. There are some pre-Fest shows worthy of checking out as well - including this one featuring You Blew It!, Dikembe, The World Is A Beautiful Place..., Suis La Lune, Wavelets and others, including a Green Day Dookie-only covers set. Check back to AP.net leading up to The Fest as we'll have a variety of coverage as it draws closer.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/04/12 - 10:03 PM
Propagandhi, Grade, and Latterman will be performing at The Fest.
Dre Okorley on 07/31/12 - 02:39 PM
The Fest 11 has added a bunch of new bands, including Plow United, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Half Hearted Hero, Lowtalker, Kevin Seconds and more. The entire list of the new additions is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/26/12 - 12:11 AM
So we probably should have posted this earlier...but tickets for The Fest 11 are now on sale. The server already crashed and came back hours ago so you should be all set to order your weekend passes. They are currently $85. Hotel rooms are for sale on the same page, but all of the rooms at the "Fest HQ" Holiday Inn sold out in about an hour.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/20/12 - 02:50 PM
Head to the replies to see a new batch of bands that were announced today for The Fest 11 in Gainesville, Fla. Notable additions include 7 Seconds, F.Y.P, Titus Andronicus, The Menzingers, La Dispute, and the Front Bottoms.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/20/12 - 10:56 AM
The lineup has been officially announced for The Fest 11 in Gainesville, Fla. It will take place on October 26, 27 and 28 and three-day weekend passes will go on sale on April 20 and they will be $85 until July 1st, when the price bumps up to $100. Head to the replies to see the full lineup, which includes a Cadillac Blindside reunion among many others that we posted yesterday.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/06/12 - 12:05 PM
Update: Although we have much reason to believe this is the initial lineup, it has not been officially confirmed by The Fest yet.

Check out the first lineup for this year's Fest 11 in Gainesville, Fla., in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/05/12 - 11:41 AM
Check out my diatribe of an excellent Day 2 of Fest 10 here.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/30/11 - 10:46 AM
Hello everyone and happy Fest 10! If you guys are interested in keeping up with this weekend's action in Gainesville, I'll be Festing all weekend and you can follow me on Twiiter here. I'll be tweeting the mystery bands each day as I'm allowed, and for (better) information, follow The Fest's Twitter here.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/28/11 - 06:21 AM
The Fest 10 will kick off tomorrow in Gainesville, Fla. Today we're bringing you two interviews to get you prepared for the weekend, one with Fest organizer Tony Weinbender and one with Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan. The interviews were used for this article, detailing the anticipation for Hot Water Music's homecoming performance.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/27/11 - 07:05 AM
Look Mexico are running a contest for a pair of 3-day weekend passes to Fest 10 this year. Details can be found here.
Adam Pfleider on 09/28/11 - 12:32 PM
The first batch of bands for the Fest 10 can be found here. Hot Water Music, Against Me! and Less Than Jake are just some of the many ones that are already confirmed.
Deborah Remus on 02/25/11 - 02:20 PM
Are you excited for The Fest? Do you wish you were going to The Fest? Either way, you can check out a preview I wrote for the Gainesville extravaganza right here.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/27/10 - 10:40 AM
To celebrate all the Canadian talent that will be at the Fest this weekend, Juicebox put together a compilation that you can grab here. It features songs from The Flatliners, The Snips, Carpenter and more.
Deborah Remus on 10/26/10 - 12:16 PM
Tickets for the Fest 9 are officially on-sale as of today and the full line-up has been unveiled. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Suicide Machines and Broadway Calls are just some of the many bands confirmed.

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Deborah Remus on 07/29/10 - 01:10 PM
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