The first round of bands have been announced for Fest 17 and Pre-Fest 6 and for yet another year, Fest will not disappoint. The three day punk festival, now in its 17th year, takes place in over 20 venues in and around Gainesville, FL.
Lagwagon is set as a headliner and will perform “Let’s Talk About Feelings” in its entirety in honor of its 20th anniversary. Cursive, a band it took many years to get to perform at Fest, is set to perform at both Pre-Fest in Ybor and Fest. Other headliners include Piebald, Iron Chic, Dead To Me, Tim Barry, and RVIVR among many, many others.
As for breakups, Fest is set to be the final sendoff of Ontario, CAN natives Crusades. In existence since 2009, the band plans to party two last times in Gainesville, with two shows slotted in two smaller venues.
This years lineup also includes the reunion of California’s Audio Karate who are taking the stage for the first time since 2007.
You can check out the full lineup to both Pre-fest and Fest below, along with several other details.
The next wave of bands are set to be announced June 11.
Tickets, Hotels, and Merch are on sale now. You can click here to check out prices. Comedy performers as well as Fest wrestlers have yet to be announced.
CONFIRMED FOR FEST 17 SO FAR:
Lagwagon (20 Year Anv. full album set of LET’S TALK ABOUT FEELINGS), Cursive, Piebald, Dead to Me, METZ, Tim Barry, Radioactivity, Iron Chic, RVIVR, The Stereo, TORCHE, Rozwell Kid, Nothington, Lemuria, The Copyrights, Pkew Pkew Pkew, PEARS, Bad Cop/ Bad Cop, Direct Hit, War on Women, Riverboat Gamblers, Crusades (Farewell show), Audio Karate (Reunion), Mom Jeans, Slingshot Dakota, Dikembe, Elway, Signals Midwest, Meat Wave, RADON, Broadway Calls, Daggermouth, Night Birds, Tsunami Bomb, Red City Radio, Timeshares, Tiltwheel, A Vulture Wake, Drakulas, Partner, Arms Aloft, MakeWar, Gouge Away, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Sincere Engineer, Kississippi, Drones, Quinn Cicala, The Hooten Hallers, Retirement Party, Jason Guy Smiley, Worlds Scariest Police Chases, Lone Wolf, Wolf-Face, Onward, Etc., Question The Mark (UK), Dead Tropics, Aspiga, Nervous Triggers, Traverse (FR), Honey (IT), Sinners and Saints, Tiny Stills, The Tim Version, Night Witch, American Pinup, Airstream Futures, The Dollyrots, Bike Tuff, Walt Hamburger, Brightr, Mike Frazier and The Dying Wild, Custody (FIN), BOIDS, Spanish Love Songs, Lost Love, Brutal Youth, Alright, Adult Mom, Sarchasm, Lost In Society, Western Settings, Bridge City Sinners, Awkward Age, GLAM SKANKS, The Shell Corporation, Caffiends, Gender Roles (UK), Too Many Daves, NoMore, Pohgoh, Teen Agers, Katie Ellen, Zeta (VE), Late Bloomer, Nightmarathons, Bat Boy, Fat By The Gallon, Take The Reins, The Weak Days, SHEHEHE, Southpaw, Chris Fox, Staghorn, Graduation Speach, No Dead Heroes, Reconciler, Squarecrow, SEXX, Sandspur City, David Dondero, Days N Daze, Dollar Signs, King Complex, and MANY MANY MORE ANNOUNCED JUNE 11th!!!
PRE-FEST 6- HISTORIC YBOR CITY OCT 24TH & 25TH
CURSIVE, PIEBALD, RADIOACTIVITY, RVIVR, DEAD TO ME, TIM BARRY, LEMURIA, MEAT WAVE, PEARS, BROADWAY CALLS, BAD COP/BAD COP, WAR ON WOMEN, MOM JEANS, DIRECT HIT, DIKEMBE, SLINGSHOT DAKOTA, A VULTURE WAKE, SIGNALS MIDWEST, WOLF-FACE, TILTWHEEL, PARTNER, DAVID DONDERO, NIGHT BIRDS, RED CITY RADIO, KING COMPLEX, THE TIM VERSION …AND MANY, MANY MORE TO COME!