The second iteration of the First City Festival has been confirmed for August 23 and 24, 2014 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. David Lefkowitz, Vice President of Goldenvoice in Northern California said, “We could not be more excited to bring First City Festival back in 2014 and hopefully many more years to come” about the festival that attracted more than 20,000 attendees in its first year, with performances by artists such as Passion Pit, Modest Mouse, Beach House, The Dodos, Antlers, Father John Misty, and more. No artists have yet been confirmed for the 2014 version of First City Fest, but we expect that announcement to be right around the corner.
After last year’s inaugural event in Monterey, we stated that, “Given time, there’s no doubt First City will find itself, and could even be a major contender in the years to come. It’s not that strange to think of a quaint central coast city as a festival destination. It works for other, even smaller towns that play host to huge festivals, like Sasquatch and Bonnaroo.” With the recent confirmation of the festival’s second year, it’s clear Goldenvoice intends to see this vision through to the end.
Stay tuned for more updates about the 2014 First City Festival right here on The Bay Bridged and, in the meantime, check out this video recap of year one: