DT: MAY 20, 2014
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL
August 23-24 2014
in Monterey, CA
FUTURE ISLANDS, LIARS, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.
TANLINES, CONNAN MOCKASIN JOIN HEADLINERS
BECK AND THE NATIONAL
AND MORE THAN 30 ARTISTS
TWO-DAY FESTIVAL SET FOR AUGUST 23-24 AT
MONTEREY COUNTY FAIR AND EVENT CENTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.FIRSTCITYFESTIVAL.COM
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL–the boutique music and arts festival featuring a thoughtfully curated, eclectic mix of artists performing on intimate stages in a beautiful coastal setting–has announced five new artists have been added to the two day festival happening Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. In addition to headliners BECK and THE NATIONAL, FUTURE ISLANDS, LIARS, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR., TANLINES and CONNAN MOCKASIN will now join the line-up of more than 30 bands performing on the same grounds where the pioneering Monterey Pop Festival took place in 1967.
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL boasts excellent sightlinesacross three stages, offering a unique experience for concert-goers. The full music line-up for2014 is as follows: BECK, THE NATIONAL, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, PHANTOGRAM, BEST COAST, DAWES, CULTS, COCOROSIE, FUTURE ISLANDS, BLIND PILOT, LAKE STREET DIVE, TOKYO POLICE CLUB, GEOGRAPHER, LIARS, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR., UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, MIDLAKE, HOW TO DRESS WELL, SAN FERMIN, TANLINES, THE MEN, LO-FANG, CONNAN MOCKASIN, MINATURE TIGERS, SPEEDY ORTIZ, MIDI MATILDA, SLEEPY SUN, THE STEPKIDS, MIMICKING BIRDS, QUILT, MR LITTLE JEANS, THE LONELY WILD, THE FAMILY CREST, DOE EYE, COOL GHOULS and SURVIVAL GUIDE. Vaudeville stage performers this year will include: PUDDLES PITY PARTY, JOHN BROTHERS PIANO COMPANY AND VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY DANCERS.
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL promises a full day and night of entertainment in a laid-back atmosphere with distinctive attractions including a full carnival with rides and games. All rides are included in the ticket price. A boon to artisan entrepreneurs, FIRST CITY FESTIVAL is the only U.S. festival to boast the Unique USA Marketplace–an extremely popular diversion with first year attendees—which features curated independent designers and hand-made couture, all of which is made in the U.S.A. by independent designers. New this year to the festival grounds is a full Craft-beer and Wine garden which will feature superb California wines as well as gourmet food vendors and a vinyl record marketplace curated by Beat Swap Meet, consisting of vinyl vendors and collectors from all over the state.
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL is named after Monterey’s claim as the official “first capital” of California, which eventually became one of the country’s most desirable vacation destinations. Musically, the city is well-known for the historic Monterey Pop Festival, as well as the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. In its debut year (2013), FIRST CITY FESTIVAL attracted more than 10,000 attendees each day that enjoyed a line-up of 30+ bands including Passion Pit, MGMT, Modest Mouse, Capital Cities, Father John Misty, Neko Case and many others.
Tickets are on sale now at www.FirstCityFestival.com. Two-day GA tickets are $159.50 and VIP passes are $289.50 with no service fees and a “layaway” option. This year the ticket price includes unlimited access to carnival rides. Additionally, hotel and shuttle packages are available for purchase. The festival is all ages and will run from 12pm until 11pm each day.
For more information, visit:
For FIRST CITY FESTIVAL artist images: http://tinyurl.com/m9td2xn.
MSO press releases and assets:
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL 2014 poster: http://tinyurl.com/kvqb9yw
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL, 2013photo: http://tinyurl.com/kpw2ajm.
FIRST CITY FESTIVAL Misha Vladimirskiy 2013 photo:http://tinyurl.com/o77h9fj.
About Monterey, CA:
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 www.SeeMonterey.com.