First City Festival 2014

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal’s newest summer music fest have announced this year’s lineup, and it’s nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide.

In addition to performers on three stages, the festival also features a Vaudeville-style variety stage, a full carnival with rides and games, and a marketplace full of independent designers. New this year is a full craft-beer and wine garden, as well as a a vinyl record marketplace curated by Beat Swap Meet, consisting of vinyl vendors and collectors from all over California.

Tickets for this year’s First City Festival, which takes place on the same hallowed ground as the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, go on sale to the public this Friday, May 9 at 10am PT. Check out this year’s full lineup and highlights from last year’s inaugural event below, and be sure to get your tickets now, because with this lineup, they’re likely to go quickly. Tickets can be purchased here.

First City Festival 2014 Lineup:
The National
The Naked and Famous
Best Coast
Blind Pilot
Lake Street Dive
Tokyo Police Club
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
How To Dress Well
San Fermin
The Men
Miniature Tigers
Speedy Ortiz
Midi Matilda
Sleepy Sun
The Stepkids
Mimicking Birds
Mr Little Jeans
The Lonely Wild
The Family Crest
Doe Eye
Cool Ghouls
Survival Guide

Vaudeville stage performers:
Puddles Pity Party
John Brothers Piano Company
Vau de Vire Society