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Fest 19 postponed until 2021

Fest 19 is being postponed to October 29–31, 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.

We’ve included a message from Fest founder, Tony Weinbender, below:

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 6, 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?

Well, so far we already have over 230 bands like Gorilla BiscuitsFrank TurnerThe Lawrence ArmsCursiveMurder By DeathThe MenzingersSpartaGood RiddanceTorcheTeenage BottlerocketStrike AnywhereModern Life is WarComeback KidA Wilhelm ScreamTim BarryThe Appleseed CastMustard PlugCobra SkullsInto It. Over It.Red City RadioGouge AwayBroadway CallsSheer MagBeach SlangPrince Daddy & the HyenaWar on WomenDikembe, and many many more.

For a full list of who we got cookin’ check out the confirmed band list on the FEST website.

Make sure to follow us on all our social media jams for updates as we add more bands to 2021-FEST 19 lineup.

Until then let’s all focus on what’s important: keeping yourself and others safe. The good times will resume but for now we need to be patient. Let’s keep doing what we know really works. Let’s keep up with social distancing. Mask up when you HAVE to go out. Wash up them hands, And let’s all take this time to get involved. We need to be pushing all levels of government to put responsible policies in place to protect people over profits and fight social injustice. Register to vote and make change on every level.

We love and miss you all. We hope that you will come back to Gainesville next year for FEST 19. We can’t wait to be able to safely high five, hug, sing along, and cheers with all our good FEST Friends again.

Thanks again for your support, patience and most importantly for being part of our FEST family.

-TW

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