So, what’s so great about the Fest, anyway? Members of Touché Amoré, Mineral, Into It. Over It. and more give their perspectives.

As you listen, you’ll see that a commonality emerges in what artists and festees tend to agree made this year in particular fantastic.

“The Descendents are playing, and I feel like that’s the Fest band,” says Candy Hearts vocalist Mariel Loveland. “If there’s one thing that ties literally 95 percent of the people who are here, it’s the fact that everybody loves the Descendents.”

Even without a common fest favorite, the artists playing would still have something a little less tangible to connect them, creating the unique community that gathers annually for Fest.

“The bands this year are all a super close-knit circle of friends,” Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) explains.

APTV have partnered with our friends at No Sleep Records to bring you the first original APTV documentary.

No Sleep 'Til Gainesville is a three-part series exploring the inner-workings of the annual Gainesville, Florida, punk festival, The Fest. It features testimonials from assorted "Festees,"  event creator Tony Weinbender, as well as such artists as Into It. Over It., Allison Weiss, Touché Amoré, the Menzingers, Masked Intruder and many more.

Stay tuned for a new segment every week.

Shot and edited by Bryce Hall

Presented by No Sleep Records