To quote a song I wrote a few years back but have yet to play anyone, “Beard, beers and brotherhood are three things I love best, and you’ll find your fair share of ’em at this thing called the Fest.” The best festival in punk rock has announced the first 267(!) bands for their 2015 edition, taking place in downtown Gainesville, Florida from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, and it includes Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, PUP, Young Widows, Modern Baseball, Defiance Ohio, Iron Regan, Night Birds, Sonic Avenues, Beach Slang, Prawn, The City On Film (Full Band), Crusades, Kepi Ghoulie, Mikey Erg, Chris Gethard, Foxing, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Banner Pilot, The Copyrights, The Hotelier, Drug Church and many, many more. See the full lineup plus get tons more details here.
In addition, the initial lineup to Pre-Fest 3, taking place in Ybor City, Florida, from Oct. 28-29, 2015, has also been revealed. It includes 75 bands also playing Fest, including Desaparecidos, Off With Their Heads, the Copyrights and Modern Baseball. See the full lineup here.
Tickets for Fest 14 and Pre-Fest 3 go on sale June 1, so start saving your pennies now.