Before Woodstock, Glastonbury, and Isle of Wight, there was The Monterey International Pop Festival. Widely considered the first major rock festival, the iconic 1967 show featured legends like The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Grateful Dead, and Jimi Hendrix.
Now fifty years later, organizers have announced a return of the fest to California’s Monterey County Fairgrounds this June. The Monterey International Pop Festival Celebrates 50 Years takes place from June 16-18, 2017. The lineup has already been announced with Jack Johnson, Dr. Dog, Charles Bradley, Norah Jones, Phil Lesh, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Father John Misty, Gary Clark Jr., the Head and the Heart, Langhorne Slim, Regina Spektor, and Leon Bridges.
3-day tiockets go on sale Friday, April 21st at 10am PST via the official website.