Fest 18 Festival

Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by abear182, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. abear182

    Regular

    First announcement April 3rd!


     
  2. whatisthat

    Newbie

    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.
     
  3. josh-

    Twitter: @joshcaraballin

    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.
     
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  4. Morgan

    Morgan

    Planning on doing this and then hitting Halloween Horror nights at Universal.
    Can’t wait !
     
  5. Osceola13

    Bringin the ruckus

    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.
     
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  6. abear182

    Regular

    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.
     
  7. HalfHearted

    Regular

    A Wilhelm Scream playing Mute Print for its 15th Anniversary would be incredibly awesome and everything I want for this weekend.
     
  8. prtyscenes

    welcome to hell boys

    oh damn, i have family in gainesville that i haven't seen for awhile. might make a trip up from tampa for this.
     
  9. Mason

    Regular

    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.
     
  10. swboyd

    I don't think I can fix this if I find god. Prestigious

    wouldn't be surprised if Avail turns up this year now.
     
  11. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    One week until the announce!
     
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  12. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    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.
     
  13. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    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
     
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  14. SaveTheEarth

    Lucipurr Supporter

    Yeah, last year I rented some college kids room in his apartment for like 45/night.
     
  15. HalfHearted

    Regular

    Started doing Airbnb last year as well, definitely a big time money saver.
     
  16. theasteriskera

    Regular Supporter

    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.
     
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  17. m32137

    Regular

    First wave of bands is out and tickets/hotels are on sale now. Thefestfl.com
     
  18. EASheartsVinyl

    Trusted

    Oh god I need to make my triumphant return. Jawbreaker at Fest is THE dream.
     
  19. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    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...
     
  20. EASheartsVinyl

    Trusted

    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.
     
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  21. Mason

    Regular

    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.
     
  22. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Solid start for sure!
     
  23. Osceola13

    Bringin the ruckus

    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.
     
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  24. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    What's the draw of the Hampton?
     
  25. Osceola13

    Bringin the ruckus

    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.
     
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