First City Festival - Day Tickets
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First City Festival - Day tickets at Monterey Fairgrounds,Monterey,CA on 8/23 3:30AM
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The people of Northern California should get ready for the inaugural edition of the First City Festival 2013. This two-day event would feature more than 30 bands performing on the beautiful and relaxed coastal setting of Monterrey, California. It would take place at the site of the decades old Monterrey Pop Festival. These fairgrounds would feature three grand musical stages, carnival rides, a vaudeville stage, exciting games and plenty more amusing activities alongside a wide choice of dining options, local beers and food vendors. With everything that this event offers, the First City Festival tickets are bound to sell out fast.
The festival is named after Monterrey’s claim to be the official capital city of California. Long before big musical events like Bonnaroo, Lollapalozaa, Woodstock and Coachella, the three-day Monterrey Pop Festival had stars like Jimmy Hendrix, The Mamas & the Papas, Janis Joplin and many others blazing the event’s stage. The first ever Monterrey Pop festival took place in 1967 and provided a platform for many big stars of the future like The Who and Ravi Shankar. This first edition was heavily attended with more than 55000 people crowding the festival grounds. This event is widely regarded as the start of the “Summer of Love” because it inspired many big festivals of the future. This pop happening was a template for mega musical events like the Woodstock which took place just two years after the inaugural version of Monterrey Pop Festival.
The upcoming First City Festival of 2013 also derives its motivation from this festival and would feature a wide range of tops billed bands. The headliners of the concert are Passion Pit and Modest Mouse; these ensembles would be supported by a dynamic assortment of strong bands like MGMT, Beach House, Neko Case, Toro Y Mori and many others as well. Passion Pit is five-piece band that has managed to rapidly establish a reputation for being a formidable live act. Their debut EP, “Chunk of Change” was a mainstream hit and achieved critical acclaim. Most recently they have released their latest LP “Gosammer” which have taken them to greater heights. The band performed on the hit Broadway comedy sketch show, Saturday Night Live and is coming off a sold-out show at the grand stage of Madison Square Garden.
The second headliner, Modest Mouse is a seasoned band and was formed in 1993. They have managed to become a standard in the indie-rock genre of music. The ensemble experienced breakthrough success after the release of their fourth studio effort “Good News for People Who Love Bad News”. This Platinum certified album had the smash hit number “Float On” which led to two Grammy nominations and sold 1.5 million copies. One of their albums “We Were Dead Before the Ship Sank” topped the US Billboard 200 chart in 2007 and ever since the band has produced one blockbuster hit after the other.
MGMT is another group in the lineup which has achieved massive success. Their 2008 album “Oracular Spectacular” earned them three Grammy nominations and peaked at the second spot on Billboard 200. They are on a mission to treat the music industry with their unique brand of unpredictable and delightful music. Neko Case’s success can’t just be measured just through the chart placements, instead she is among a few of those artists who have the ability to connect deeply with their audience and deliver exhilarating live shows. Beach House is currently riding high on success with their latest album “Bloom” which is full of wholesome melodies. The festival’s stage would also be hijacked by the funky pop musician, Toyo Y Moi who would be performing his hits like “Day One”, “High Living” and “So Many Details”.
The Monterrey Country Fair and Events Center where the celebrations would be taking place have a deep rooted spot in the musical events’ history. It hosted the 1967 Monterrey Pop Festival and is now ready to provide its scenic fairgrounds for the first ever First City party. If you want to experience a weekend full of delicious food, local beers and enlivening music then get your First City Festival tickets without any delay.