First City Festival: MGMT, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit

In 1967 the Monterey County Fairgrounds hosted one of the most legendary music festivals to ever take place – Monterey Pop. Promoter Goldenvoice hopes magic can strike twice as they will throw the first-ever First City Festival at the Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. on August 24 and 25.

Goldenvoice just revealed the initial lineup for the fest and there’s plenty of HT faves involved including Modest Mouse, Dr. Dog, Passion Pit, MGMT and The Hold Steady. First City will see over 30 acts perform on its three stages and is open to attendees of all ages. In keeping with the location, there will also be carnival rides and games for attendees.

Here’s the initial lineup in alphabetical order…

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

Tickets go on sale May 31st at 10AM PDT, with 2-day passes running $149.50.

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