The Fest 16 which is Gainesville, Florida’s annual 3-day music festival, this year it will be taking place Oct. 27th-29th. The Fest 16 announced its lineup yesterday and it included Against Me! performing “Reinventing Axl Rose” in full at The Fest 16! Other performers include: Hot Water Music, HUM, Rainer Maria, The Lillingtons, Snapcase, Smoking Popes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Iron Reagan, 88 Fingers Louie, Beach Slang, Mustard Plug, A Wilhelm Scream, Off With Their Heads, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Dopamines, Meat Wave, Daggermouth, The Flatliners, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Atom And His Package, Screaming Females, and so many more. Against Me! will be playing their 2002 debut album, Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose, in full. The Fest will be releasing even more bands, including the final headliner on May 24th. Tickets and all merch pre-orders will be going on sale on April 28th at 4:20 pm EST!
“Last year, we went pretty heavy with inviting alumni back to help us celebrate the big 15 year mark for FEST. This year we have lots of alumni returning but also a large batch of new bands to check out as well as bands who we always wanted and have finally talked into coming down to the party! Expect more old FEST guard coming out of the wood work for the May 24th announcement as well as our final headliner who we have been asking since the very first FEST to play!!! We also have a few more reunions we have in store for you as well as several acts already confirming up special “Mystery Band” shows for FEST 16, as well as some fun cover sets and intimate acoustic sets already worked into the schedule. We are also excited to inform everyone that we will once again be using a newly renovated Bo Diddley Plaza as our main stage this year! With this wonderful open air main stage environment in the middle of downtown Gainesville with a capacity large enough, there is no way you will not be able to watch the main stage bands and best of all…no big ass line!” – THE FEST 16