Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by abear182, Mar 6, 2019.
First announcement April 3rd!
Stoked ! No pre fest this year tho :(
Some bands I'd love to see off the top of my head: Youth Brigade, Paint it Black, Modern Life is War, The Adicts, Dark Thoughts, Postage, Cobra Skulls
Headliners? Bouncing Souls are ruled out since they'll be in Europe, maybe PUP.
I find it so obnoxious and confusing that this fest is always 1 year behind the calendar year “2019”. They should really call it Fest 2019.
Planning on doing this and then hitting Halloween Horror nights at Universal.
Can’t wait !
Thanks to a friend of a friend I know some of the bands who've been booked and can't wait to see everyone's reactions when they're announced. As someone who lives in Tampa I'm definitely bummed to lose pre Fest, especially the ability to pick the wristband so quickly.
With money saved from Pre-Fest hopefully means they can book some big names.
Jawbreaker wouldn't suprises me now since they seem to be playing a lot more frequently now. Shame I ain't a Jawbreaker fan
Hoping FEST get a few exclusive/reunions on the line up to set them apart from other festivals.
A Wilhelm Scream playing Mute Print for its 15th Anniversary would be incredibly awesome and everything I want for this weekend.
oh damn, i have family in gainesville that i haven't seen for awhile. might make a trip up from tampa for this.
Still have yet to make it to the Fest but if the line up is as good as it has been in the past, I'm doing it this year.
wouldn't be surprised if Avail turns up this year now.
One week until the announce!
How fast do the hotels typically book up? Never been so I may make the trek down from Toronto this year but I may wait to see the full lineup.
Last year they didn't go fast but they used to sell out in the first day or so. I think a lot of people are switching to airbnb now
Yeah, last year I rented some college kids room in his apartment for like 45/night.
Started doing Airbnb last year as well, definitely a big time money saver.
I went in 2015 and didn't get an Airbnb until like the week before & was fine. Literally everyone leaves Gainesville this weekend to go to the Florida-Georgia football game in Jacksonville, so there's no competition from a home Gators game for hotel/Airbnb.
First wave of bands is out and tickets/hotels are on sale now. Thefestfl.com
Oh god I need to make my triumphant return. Jawbreaker at Fest is THE dream.
Never been but I want to so bad and the hotel price is usually the biggest barrier for me. But looking at airbnb and this seems extremely reasonable...
Be careful because I’ve heard tons of Airbnbs will cancel bookings so they can up the price. It’s against the TOS but I’ve heard of it happening to a lot of people I know.
The hotel was definitely the biggest factor in my trip before. I had to share with a large group. If I do it again I’m not sure how I will attempt it.
Line up so far looks good, but only a handful that Id really want to see. On fence if I want to spend that kind of money. Might wait to see the next round of bands that are announced. Do the tickets for the Fest usually sell out quickly? Next band announcement isn't until May.
Solid start for sure!
Fest ticket purchased! I've had my hotel booked since last year because once you go Hampton Inn then it's impossible to stay anywhere else
It doesnt normally sell out quickly but every time they sell out a block of 500 tickets the price will go up, that's new for this year.
What's the draw of the Hampton?
Location and comfort. It's directly across the street from Bo Diddley Plaza and within short walking distance to all the venues. The rooms are pretty big and everyone is very chill there but it's also crazy expensive in comparison to all the other hotels so you gotta share with people to help cut down on cost.