Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

BandsOnABudget to Sponsor Harvest of Hope Festival in FL

If you're going to be around St. Augustine Florida the weekend of March 12-14th come say hello - we'll be partying it up at No Idea Records Harvest of Hope Festival.

A little about the festival:

Welcome to the second annual Harvest of Hope Fest, a charity fundraiser & music festival for the Gainesville, Florida based Harvest of Hope Foundation.

Our three day multiple stage alternative music festival, March 12-14th, 2010, was created to help benefit and raise awareness for the Harvest of Hope Foundaiton (, a nonprofit charity organization that provides educational grants, scholarships, emergency financial assistance, and service oriented aid to migrant farmworkers and seasonal farmworkers all accross the United States. The primary mission of our event is to help generate a higher level of social conscious regarding the multifaceted life and hardships of underpaid and overworked seasonal farmworkers, migrant farmworker and undocumented farmworkers. Furthermore, our event emphasizes not only on migrant farmworkers but we also put focus on being family friendly (All Ages Event!) as well as being "Green" environmentally conscious. In addition, we are proud to boast that our musical line up will showcase not only a large group of musicians who are donating their time and performances to the cause, but will also showcase a variety of performance artist, indie arts & crafts, indie filmmakers, progressive musicians from around the globe, non-profits businesses, local area businesses, and progressive organizations.

Most importantly, the festival will be focused on raising funds for the Harvest of Hope Foundation and to create a greater social awareness about our countries' community of migrant farmworkers who are more commonly referred to as the people who pick the food we eat daily.

While on-site you'll find incredible music on 3 daytime stages, eclectic culture, quality art, and crafts, delicious food and drinks, great microbrews, ice, an ATM machine, a General Store, and more. St. Augustine, Florida is a small town with a great natural food co-op, and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and swimming.

Please remember that you are a guest of the town and represent the festival to the community at large. We ask that you are good neighbors both inside the festival grounds and in St. Augustine and St. Johns County.

Thank you for your cooperation and support, and for being an integral part of our wonderful community. Please visit the links at the top of the page to help make your arrival and stay at the festival as easy and comfortable as possible.

And now, a list of bands:

Billy Bragg, Dr. Dog, The Mountain Goats, Rogue Wave, Delta Spirit, Senses Fail, Anti-Flag, Man Man, Dead Prez, 7 Seconds, Kimya Dawson, Torche, Anvil, Japanther, Strike Anywhere, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Sea Wolf, Dr. Octagon AKA Kool Keith, Dead Confederate, A Wilhelm Scream, Portugal. the Man, Leatherface, Crime in Stereo, Matt Pond PA, Dead to Me, Smoke or Fire, Fruit Bats, Bear in Heaven, Freelance Whales, Broadway Calls, Cobra Skulls, Small Brown Bike, Glint, Stars of Track and Field, Danielson, Twin Tigers, Black Sheep, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, James Husband (of Montreal), Signals (ex-The Mae Shi), Ortolan, Mercury Program, Off With Their Heads, The Loved Ones, Past Lives, forgetters, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Assholeparade, Defiance Ohio, Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves, Bomb the Music Industry!, Dear Landlord, David Rovics, The Riot Before, This Bike is a Pipebomb, Des Ark, Ben Davis & The Jett$, Shellshag, Weatherbox, Holopaw, Hawks & Doves, Angelo Spencer, The Blacklist Royals, Lemuria, The Measure [sa], Paul Baribeau, Algernon Cadwallader, Your Heart Breaks, Fin Fang Foom, Yula Beeri, The Future Virgins, Good Luck, The Menzingers, Capsule, Ben & Vesper, Jon Snodgrass, Cheap Girls, Austin Lucas, Mike Hale, Street Eaters, O Pioneers!, Army of Ponch, Virgins, Gatorface, Protagonist, American Cheeseburger, Savage Brewtality, Brainworms, New Bruises, Tubers, Cory Branan, Look Mexico, Yesterday's Ring, Whiskey & Co., Worn in Red, Ninja Gun, Grabass Charlestons, FIYA, Spanish Gamble, Anchor Arms, How Dare You, Slow Claw, Heads Held High, The Casting Out, Low Red Land, The Itchy Hearts, Yardwork, Panthro UK United 13, Mumpsy, The Beauvilles, The Tim Version, 3rd Stone, Tiltwheel, Dan Padilla, The Future Now, D.P., City of Ships, Sloane Peterson, Too Many Daves, Pretty Boy Thorson, Nut Nut, Ornate Escape, and The Mike Bernos Band.

Needless to say we're pretty stoked to be working with No Idea Records again and a part of this great benefit