FESTE: A gathering or occasion characterized by a specified activity. Often used in combination: a music fest; a chilifest. ®
MEET THE BAND
Conceptually, FESTE and “First Folio” are heavily inspired by the works of William Shakespeare; with the band’s name being a tribute to the court jester character in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” and the album’s title being a tribute to the title of Shakespeare’s first collection of works. Additionally, 2 of the 13 songs on the record – “Come Away, Death” and the finale “The Wind and the Rain” – combine Shakespeare’s lyrics for said songs with the band’s original melodies and arrangements. Even the design of the album’s artwork consists of many nods to “Twelfth Night” and Shakespeare’s First Folio collection.