Monterey Pop Plans 50th Anniversary Return With Jim James, Kurt Vile, Father John Misty, & More
The Monterey International Pop Festival — the festival that served as a template for all rock ‘n roll festivals to come (including Coachella, as laid out in The New Yorker’s recent feature on the event) — will be making a grand return for its 50th anniversary. The new festival will take place exactly 50 years to the day from its original iteration — it took place from 6/16 through 6/18 in 1967, and it’ll take place from 6/16 through 6/18 in 2017. As The New York Times reports, the event will take place on the same fairgrounds and some of the acts featured will include Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Kurt Vile, the Head the Heart, Father John Misty and Phil Lesh with his Terrapin Family Band. The full line-up will be announced on Monday, 4/18.
The festival is being put on by San Francisco-based promoter Another Planet Entertainment alongside Goldenvoice, the force behind Coachella and many other modern festivals.
UPDATE: The full festival lineup has been revealed. Check it out:
Tickets go on sale Friday (4/21) at 10AM PST.