Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, MGMT, Neko Case, Beach House, and Toro y Moi are set to christen the stage during the inaugural First City Festival, which takes place on August 24 and 25. The two-day event, presented by Coachella promoters Goldenvoice, will be held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California, the site of the legendary 1967 Monterey Pop Festival — a.k.a. one of the showcases where Jimi Hendrix famously lit his guitar on fire.
The full lineup for the first-ever First City Festival: Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, MGMT, Neko Case, Beach House, Toro y Moi, Deerhunter, Devendra Banhart, Washed Out, Okkervil River, Purity Ring, the Hold Steady, Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, the Black Angels, Father John Misty, Capital Cities, Lucero, the Antlers, Blitzen Trapper, Civil Twilight, Electric Guest, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Delta Rae, the Dodos, Tennis, Akron/Family, Quadron, Bleached, Generationals, Eli “Paper Boy” Reed, Guards, Jeffertitti’s Nile, Guy Blakeslee (Entrance), Seventeen Evergreen, and Light Fantastic.
Tickets go on sale May 31. General admission two-day passes cost $149.50, while VIP two-day passes fetch for $279.50. Unlimited access to on-site carnival rides will set you back $22.