Annual punk mecca The Fest returns for its 17th year to various Gainesville venues from October 26-28 (and Pre Fest happens in Historic Ybor on 10/24 & 10/25), and the initial lineup is out now. As always, it's stacked.

So far, Fest 17 includes Lagwagon, Cursive, Piebald, Dead To Me, METZ, Tim Barry, Radioactivity, Iron Chic, RVIVR, Torche, Lemuria, Pkew Pkew Pkew, PEARS, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, War On Women, Riverboat Gamblers, Crusades (farewell show), Slingshot Dakota, Signals Midwest, Meat Wave, Night Birds, Tsunami Bomb, Radon, Red City Radio, Timeshares, Tiltwheel, Audio Karate (reunion), Drakulas, Partner, Gouge Away, Kississippi, Night Witch, The Dollyrots, Katie Ellen, Zeta, and more.

Many of those same bands are playing Pre Fest. Check out the initial lineup for Fest above and Pre Fest below. Tickets go on sale Thursday (4/12).

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