Hey FEST Friends,
We had to wait a whole year longer to say it, but it’s time for FEST 19!!!
We have been hustling every way possible and rolling with all the punches along the way to make sure FEST 19 is everything it can be. We’re so excited to see you all together again for our big punk rock family reunion. Take care of each other out there!
Here are a few quick reminders on what you need to know!
ARE THERE ANY PASSES LEFT? I DON’T SEE ANY IN THE WEB STORE. CAN I STILL BUY ONE? IS IT SOLD OUT? WILL IT SELL OUT BY THE TIME I GET THERE?
FEST 19 PASSES WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE UNTIL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH AT 11:59PM EASTERN TIME! THERE WILL BE NO PASSES AVAILABLE FOR WALK-UP PURCHASE WEEKEND OF FEST!
There are several individual showcases you can buy a single show ticket for. Those will be on sale online until a few hours before the show starts.
WHERE DO I GO FOR REGISTRATION? WHAT DO I BRING?
Registration has moved to BOXCAR this year!
BOXCAR Beer and Wine Garden (Located at The Depot Station in Downtown Gainesville)
209 SE Depot Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32601
There’s a huge free parking lot next to Depot Park. Please take a look at the map below.
(Parking locations are highlighted in PINK)
Bring three things to REGISTRATION:
1. PHOTO ID or PASSPORT
2. Proof of a negative COVID-19 Test no more than 48 hours prior to picking up your passes or tickets OR the vaccination card that proves you are fully vaccinated as of OCTOBER 14, 2021. YES A PHOTO OF YOUR VAX CARD ON YOUR PHONE IS ACCEPTABLE. More details here in the FAQ.
3. A copy of your order receipt (YES, you can show us the e-mail on your phone, save a tree!) or your name change email
Extra Credit: Visit thefestfl.com/reg and get a QR code to check-in even faster (you will still need #1 and #2 to check-in).
For more information about registration, have a nice read here: REGISTRATION.
VOLUNTEERS, BANDS, PRESS, & SPONSORS: Keep an eye out for signs pointing you to your registration area. There’s a separate line for your check-ins.
BANDS: If you miss registration, your packet will be delivered to your venue the day you play and will be with your stage manager. ID must be shown, and will be only be accepted if the name on your ID matches the contact name you sent us.
CAN MY FRIEND PICK UP MY PASS?
No! This year everyone receiving a wristband must pass through the wellness check to confirm negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination.
This means that if you have multiple wristbands on your name, you will only be able to pick up one wristband unless the other folks are also with you at REGISTRATION.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS REGISTRATION ON FRIDAY?
Registration Lite will take place on Saturday October 30th from 12-2pm. You will be able to pick up your wristbands and merch but there won’t be flea market vendors. This is your only other opportunity to pick up your wristband if you miss Registration on Friday.
Please go to the front gates of Bo Diddley Plaza (111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601) for Registration Lite.
I BOUGHT A TICKET TO A SINGLE SHOW…
Your ticket isn’t at registration. It’s at the venue at WILL CALL. Go to the venue with your ID AND either negative test result (test taken within 48 hours of the show) or proof of vaccination card!
INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PASSPORT TO GET INTO VENUES!!! EVEN IF YOU ARE UNDERAGE.
WHO’S THIS MYSTERY BAND? HOW ABOUT THAT ONE?
The mystery bands will all be announced the night before they play! We’ll announce them on social media, and they’ll be updated in your apps!
WHERE DO I GET THAT SWEET FEST MERCH?
We will be slinging FEST merchandise all weekend long! We have t-shirts and hoodies and hats and totes and sweatpants and so much more. You can find us at…
FEST 19 REGISTRATION @ BOXCAR Friday (12PM-7PM)
BO DIDDLEY PLAZA Friday & Saturday & Sunday!
We won’t be shipping anything, so the only place you can buy our merch is from us during the FEST. We accept cash and cards!!! Also, if you pre-ordered merch, you can pick it up at Registration.
WHERE’S THE FEST FLEA MARKET?
We have some amazing vendors selling their goods at FEST Registration only on FRIDAY (12pm-7pm) at DEPOT PARK.
IS THE APP OUT?
You’ll see who’s playing where and when, you’ll get the latest schedule updates (if you’ve been before, you know how many day-of schedule changes can happen). You can make your own FEST schedule and get alerted before bands go on. You can see a map of all the venues, and more!
I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. CAN I GET A REFUND?
Do not attend FEST if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 prior to picking up their FEST 19 passes / tickets and cannot attend the festival can receive a refund. Please refer to the REFUND section of the FAQ for more information on who to contact, what is needed to receive your refund and refund timeline.
I PROMISE I READ THE REST OF THIS POST BUT I STILL HAVE A QUESTION.
For everything else we have a FAQ for those kinds of questions. Read up!
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That’s all for now, but we’ll see you soon. Safe travels!!!
– Sincerely, the whole dang FEST crew