New Jersey straight edge bands Floorpunch and Mouthpiece will join Kevin Iavaroni’s Old Wounds, Billy Nottke’s Shai Hulud, and The Banner at NateFest, in support of Ensign bassist Nate Gluck. Gluck is currently under treatment for stomach cancer, and the festival will be part of the fundraising effort. NateFest is set to take place March 21 and 22nd at Gamechanger World in Howell, New Jersey.
The stacked bill will also feature sets from Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags, Grade, Indecision, and Ensign. Check out the full line-up below.
From fundraiser Jenna Ross:
My neighbor and very close friend, Nate Gluck, has recently been diagnosed with cancer in his stomach and esophagus. A [lot] of you guys know him too, since he has played in pretty much every hardcore band in NJ ever at one point or another (including Ensign and Strength 691) . He is the sweetest guy, and all of us who know him love him dearly. He’s always smiling, always warm, and always there when you need him.
Things aren’t very good right now. Nate is barely able to eat and will be beginning chemo and treatment really soon. He has lost a ton of weight and he is often too ill even to drive, and he is in a lot of pain. Despite all of that, he is in good spirits and ready to fight this thing. His [optimism] about all of it makes my eyes well up. But that’s how Nate is. He handles everything with a smile.
Things have been incredibly hard on them as of late, and they desperately need our help. Nate’s wife, Christy, is one of my best friends. She lost her job, has been unable to find a new one, and now desperately wants to be able to take care of Nate while he is undergoing treatment. To make matters worse, Their financial situation has become dire. They will lose their home if they are unable to pay their mortgage and the medical expenses are already mounting. It’s horrible, and if they lose this house they will not have anywhere to go nor the funds to find a new home. They have no savings and the medical bills are already piling up.
The fundraising effort has successfully raised over $110,000 for Gluck’s cancer treatments and living expenses. To make a donation, visit the fundraising page.