Following last years amazing debut, First City Fest books Beck, and The National to headline and stacking the both days with top notch performers as well. Beck and The National just played the sold out Coachella, and to bring their high energy performance to the boutique festival in Monterey is going to be a real treat, having seen both of these acts on multiple occasions just them alone it’s not something to be missed.
Phantogram is one hot act now, and this’ll be there second festival on the Central Coast this summer, Lightning in a Bottle is coming up this Memorial Day for them as well.
We’ve caught Unknown Mortal Orchestra down in SLO a couple years back, and since then the New Zealanders have transplanted Stateside and are on their A-Game. How to Dress Well, The Men, Cults, and Best Coast are sure shots as well.
Sleepy Sun, one of the area’s best local bands is definitely not one to miss. We’re also recommending Speedy Ortiz, check out our coverage of their SXSW Showcase. For local readers, a small show worth mentioning is Doe Eyes at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, check out the tunes at one of our favorite venues if you’re like us and can’t wait for the festival!
So mark your calendars for the end of August, it’s going down on the 23rd and 24th!
Presales go live this Thursday: Tickets
The Line Up:
The Naked and Famous
Lake Street Drive
Tokyo Police Club
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
How to Dress Well
Mr Little Jeans
The Lonely Wild
The Family Crest