Pre-Fest 6 Lineup: Cursive, Piebald, Radioactivity, RVIVR and more headed to Ybor City

More than two dozen bands announced and even more to come.

click to enlarge Cursive, which will headline Pre-Fest 6 in Ybor City, Florida. - Ground Control Touring
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Cursive, which will headline Pre-Fest 6 in Ybor City, Florida.

The Fest 17 is set to take over Gainesville, Florida from October 26-28, and while Ybor City's Pre-Fest 6 lineup doesn't feature Fest 17 acts like Lagwagon and Metz and Iron Chic, Cigar City is still getting one hell of smattering of bands that'll play various venues in the historic district from October 24-25.

On Monday, organizers announced more than two dozen bands for Pre-Fest 6 including Fest 17 headliners Cursive, Massachusetts hardcore-and-then-melodic punk outfit Piebald, Texas power-pop giants Radioactivity (featuring former Marked Men Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan) and Fest fan-favorite RVIVR. Baltimore rock outfit War On Women, Berkeley emo act Mom Jeans and Buffalo indie-pop band Lemuria add to a strong lineup of out-state acts.

The Tim Version, Wolf-Face and King Complex are the Bay area's local representatives on Pre-Fest 6's initial lineup, with Florida favorites like Dikembe and David Dondero making appearances as well.

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Pre-Fest, of course, is an excellent mid-week option for Bay area folks who can't get away for the weekend. It's also an excuse for the Fest faithful to get two extra days of partying with friends on the books.

Only 1,000 passes for Pre-Fest 6 will be sold. Two-day passes go on sale April 12 and start at an early turd price of $65. That price will be available until July 1 (or until the initial allotment of early bird passes sell out). General sale price — if the passes haven't sold out — will cost $75 and then $85 if you wait until the festival starts. has details on combo packages, and there are always killer volunteer opportunities (read the volunteer page!) for those who are willing to work and make new friends in exchange for a ticket to Pre-Fest 6 (or even Fest 17).

Listen to Piebald's "American Hearts" — and see the full Pre-Fest 6 lineup so far — below.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop
Tim Barry
Broadway Calls
Dead To Me
Dave Dondero
Direct Hit
King Complex
Meat Wave
Mom Jeans
Night Birds
Red City Radio
Signals Midwest
Slingshot Dakota
The Tim Version
A Vulture Wake
War On Women


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