This year, we created the Taste of Fort Collins lineup a bit differently than in the past, because, well, we didn't really do it — you all did. We asked you to vote for the local bands you wanted to see open up for our headliners Lovelytheband and DREAMERS. Out of over 150 submissions, HoldFast. made it into the top three with over 10,000 votes.

HoldFast. will be the band to kick off Taste of Fort Collins weekend in Washington Park on Friday, June 7, leading up to Lovelytheband. Obviously, HoldFast. has a lot of fans in Fort Collins, but here are a few things you may not have known about 'em.

They got their band name from dictionary.com. We looked it up:

  • Something used to hold or secure thing in place; catch, hook, clamp, etc.

HoldFast. is for fans of Bad Suns, The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Muse, which is cool because we at THE X are fans of those bands.

How did HoldFast. meet?   'The band grew up living next to each other. Charlie is cousins with Mike and Tom, who are brothers.'

What is HoldFast.'s favorite venue/event in Colorado?   'Taste of Fort Collins, because it’s summertime, and the music is always great!' (Good answer.)

'We are excited to perform [at Taste] because it was made possible by all of our fans, friends and family who voted endlessly! We are recording an album right after Taste Of Foco at The Blasting Room, and are excited to share our songs with everyone.'

Taste of Fort Collins is a Townsquare Media event, sponsored by First National Bank. See the full 2019 lineup of performers here.