It’s not often we highlight US-related news on Already Heard, but sometimes we have to make an exception. On this occasion it is the small matter of Gainesville, Florida’s mammoth punk gathering The Fest. The 14th annual festival will take place from October 30th to November 1st, with Pre-Fest taking place in the historic Tampa, FL neighborhood of Ybor City on October 28th and 29th.

Although tickets aren’t on sale until June 1st, the organisers have revealed 267 bands for this years event. The line-up includes several bands from the UK and Ireland including Caves, Ducking Punches, Great Cynics, Kamikaze Girls, Jake & The Jellyfish, Pale Angels, and The Winter Passing.

Some of the other names announced are:

Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, PUP,Modern Baseball, Defiance Ohio, Beach Slang, Prawn,Mikey Erg, Foxing, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Banner Pilot, The Copyrights, The Hotelier, and Drug Church

A full list of bands can be found here.

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