After six months of waiting since last year’s pilgrimage to Florida, the FEST has announced the first wave of bands for FEST17 including Lagwagon celebrating 20 years of their iconic album Let’s Talk About Feelings.
Here’s the full list of first wave bands:
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 (Farewell Show), 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 Reigns, The Weak Days, SHEHEHE, Southpaw, Chris Fox, Staghorn, Graduation Speech, No Dead Heroes, Reconciler, Squarecrow, SEXX, Sandspur City
For the uninitiated – FEST is a multi-day, multi-venue festival focusing on punk, hardcore, and independent music held in Gainesville, Florida. FEST17, the festival’s 17th iteration, is set for Oct. 26-28, 2018. Pre-Fest6, held in Ybor City, Florida, is set for the Wednesday and Thursday beforehand: Oct. 24-25, 2018. Tickets and hotels go on sale this Thursday, April 12.
The second wave of band announcements comes June 11 and FEST comedy and wrestling will be announced later this summer.