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Florida punk gathering, The Fest, teams up with A-F Records to release a collectable, limited edition compilation LP.

To celebrate next week’s post-Covid return of the popular Gainesville, FL punk rock festival, Anti-Flag’s record label drops festival compilation album.

Next week will mark the return of everyone’s favourite punk rock festival, The FEST. After a year of being sidelined, bands and fans are ready to make the trek to Gainesville, FL, to celebrate the return of this beloved music festival.

THE FEST is an independent three-day, multiple-venue, underground music festival held annually in Gainesville, FL. Since its inception in 2002, The FEST has grown from a two-day four-stage event to a three-day multiple venue punk festival hosting over 300 bands across a multitude of stages.

The stacked FEST 19 includes a plethora of punk bands, a FEST Comedy Showcase AND FEST wrestling.

To celebrate The Fest’s return, A-F Records have teamed up with The FEST to release an exclusive compilation GRACEA Benefit Compilation to End Homelessness, on vinyl.

The release features music from Into It. Over It., Catbite, Hot Water Music, Dikembe, Samiam, and more. The compilation will be available to purchase at the A-F Records table at FEST Marketplace and is limited to 1,100 copies.

The first 200 copies will include hand-numbered screen-printed jackets. 100% of the proceeds from this record will be donated to GRACE, a vanguard homeless shelter and groundbreaking model in human services dedicated to ending homelessness that originated in Gainesville, FL. 

The Grace Compilation will be available from October 29 at THE FEST.

The Fest
GRACE- A Benefit Compilation to End Homelessness – Tracklist

Side A:
Reconciler – Stockholm Syndrome
Typesetter – Sideways
Taking Meds – My Moon Is Always Full
Into It. Over It. – 1901 (Phoenix)
Sarchasm – Mellocream
Catbite – NOT UR BB
Hot Water Music – No Division (Live at the Fireside Bowl 11/16/2000)
School Drugs – Deprivation
Dikembe – Shame (Live)

Side B:
Nightmarathons – Abandon (Demo)
Thunderclap – Brain Cloud
Rebuilder – Mavis Beacon (Burning The Bridges Of Hillsborough County)
Samiam – Factory (1995 Demo)
Ceschi – Consider It A Win (Fest Version)
Superbloom – Saints
Dead Bars – Hidden Track
Answering Machine – The Promised Land (Bruce Springsteen)

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