Last year, Goldenvoice debuted Monterey’s First City Festival. The term “first city” refers to Monterey being California’s first capital, and it’s an appropriate moniker for a festival featuring a lineup filled with bands and artists that have established unique sounds.

Goldenvoice is attempting to focus their First City Festival lineup on more independent and lesser-known acts, ones that are up-and-coming rather than those that are already hot. However, with headliners Beck and The National, crowds can rest assured that their evening will end on a high note, leaving them free to spend the day discovering new artists.

Check out the lineup below and make the trip up to one of California’s most beautiful cities on August 23rd & 24th!

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Passes to First City Festival go on sale this Friday, May 9th, and for more info on the fest:

First City Festival