The Fest postponed to 2021; Gorilla Biscuits, Lawrence Arms & more added
The great Gainesville punk festival The Fest have been hosting a livestream during these concert-less times, and now they officially announced that the 2020 edition of their IRL festival has been postponed to October 29-31, 2021.
Along with the postponement, they also added a bunch of new bands, including Gorilla Biscuits, The Lawrence Arms, Murder by Death, The Menzingers, Comeback Kid, and more, who join previously announced bands Frank Turner, Cursive, Sparta, Good Riddance, Torche, Strike Anywhere, Modern Life Is War, A Wilhelm Scream, The Appleseed Cast, and many others. (Also, Hot Water Music appear to have dropped off.)
Tickets purchased for 2020 will be honored at the 2021 edition, and refunds are also available. The Fest writes:
Hey FEST Friends,
Tony here. Today I am coming to you to give you an update on what’s going on with FEST 19.
First off, I wanna thank everyone for so being patient with us. It’s been a real hard year so far for everyone and over the last few months we have had countless discussions to try to figure out some sort of plan to be able to still host you all for FEST 19 this year.
After much deliberation, we have decided it is in the best interest of our attendees, bands, and staff to postpone FEST 19 to 2021.
So, FEST 19 will now be OCT 29th, 30th, & 31st of 2021.
I know this is hard for many of you and it’s very hard on all of us. Many of us have worked very hard to bring you a killer lineup this year and the hardest part is knowing that even with our best intentions there is just not a feasible way to make FEST 19 the safe, fun, and awesome time we have all become accustomed to.
Now with the new dates set we have a well over a year to get things in order and hopefully find a vaccine so we can all once again party down in Gainesville the way we all want to.
Now… let’s knock out some logistical stuff real fast.
Everyone who has already purchased something from us this year should check their email for more information, but for now I am here to say that if you bought something for FEST 19 here are your options to choose from:
OPTION #1: You can REQUEST A REFUND
OPTION #2: You can KEEP YOUR PASS/HOTEL/MERCH AND USE IT FOR THE POSTPONED 2021 DATES
OPTION #3: You can CHANGE THE NAME ON YOUR ORDER AND GIVE THE PASS TO SOMEONE ELSE WITH NO CHANGE FEE APPLIED
We are gonna process these requests over the next 30 days.
After August 6th-2020, anyone who has not contacted us about a refund will have their purchase automatically transferred to the FEST 19 -2021 date.
Once all refunds have been processed, we will figure out just how many FEST 19 passes we will have available for purchase. These remaining passes will be available for purchase starting August 7th -2020 at 9am EST.
Now that we got all the logistical stuff outta the way let’s talk about the really rad shit! Who is fucking down to play these new postponed dates?
Here's the poster with the current lineup: