Hot Water Music and More Added to Gainesville's FEST '19

Florida's DIY punk rock festival 'The Fest' just announced additional bands set to perform this year. FEST 19 will kick off on October 29th and run for three days at various venues across Gainesville. After being forced to postpone the annual event last year, the Fest held special livestreams featuring several artists on their Facebook.
The 2021 in-person festival lineup was announced originally in February, with acts like Gorilla Biscuits, Frank Turner, The Lawrence Arms, Murder by Death, The Wonder Years, Comeback Kid, Spanish Love Songs and many more set to perform. Today, The Fest have announced the addition of Hot Water Music, Chris Gethard, Planes Mistaken for Stars, and others to the current lineup. See the full list of bands and performers set to take the stage this Fall below:

The Fest have noted that safety is their highest priority, writing on their Instagram:
"Everyone involved with FEST cares about our FEST FAMILY over anything else and we would not be planning to host our 19th year of doing this event if we did not feel confident that we will be able to host an event that every attendee, band, staff, and volunteer would feel was safe and comfortable.
Some of the things we are working on so far:
-Expanding to add more outside stages and hang out areas without expanding capacity. More space, same amount of attendees.
-A much larger registration at the Wyndham Garden with a 7,000 Sq. Ft ballroom and more outside areas for hangs.
-Extra cleaning measures and sanitation stations leading into and inside FEST areas.
-Requiring all FEST venues’ staff and FEST staff to wear masks while working shows & registration.
I am sure we will be adding more measures over the next 6+ months as we continue to monitor CDC Guidelines and meetings with city officials leading up to FEST 19.
If you have any questions, check our website for more details! Thanks for your patience and understanding as we try to figure this out together, and we’ll keep everyone informed of any changes!"
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Last updated: 18 Apr 2021, 14:26 Etc/UTC