Tuesday, May 21, 2013

First City Festival in Monterey Aug. 24-25

Goldenvoice is proud to announce the inaugural weekend of First City Festival, taking place at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center on Saturday August 24th and Sunday, August 25th. Performances will include Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, MGMT, Neko Case, Beach House, the west coast debut of Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks (featuring Dave Portner of Animal Collective), and more. Full lineup is listed alphabetically below.

First City Festival is named after Monterey's claim as the official "first capital" of California. The festival promises a sophisticated musical line-up of 30+ bands in a relaxed and beautiful coastal setting. The site of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival, the city of Monterey is a spot deeply rooted in musical history. The festival grounds will showcase three live music performance stages plus a Vaudeville variety stage. A full carnival with rides and games will be available to guests. Curated dining options will include local craft beers as well as wine and food vendors.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 31st at 10am via FirstCityFestival.com. Two Day GA and VIP passes will start at $149.50 (tickets are “all in” with no additional fees). A “layaway” option is available. The festival is all ages and will run from 1pm until 11pm each day.

For more information visit firstcityfestival.com
Full Lineup - Alphabetical

The Antlers
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Beach House
The Black Angels
Blitzen Trapper
Capital Cities
Civil Twilight
Delta Rae
Delta Spirit
Devendra Banhart
The Dodos
Dr. Dog
Electric Guest
Eli “Paperboy” Reed
Father John Misty
Guy Blakeslee (Entrance)
The Hold Steady
Jeffertitti’s Nile
Light Fantastic
Modest Mouse
Neko Case
Okkervil River
Passion Pit
Purity Ring
Seventeen Evergreen
Toro y Moi
Washed Out

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Historically known as the “first city” of California, Monterey was home to the state’s first theatre, public library, publicly funded school, printing press, and newspaper. Today it is one of California’s most desirable vacation destinations with attractions including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. For more information, go to SeeMonterey.com

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