Back for its second year, the event billed as the “amusement park” of food, drink and music will take place in Prospect Park from May 17 to the 19. The event, which expanded from two days to three this year, will include a (not-so-gratis) kickoff concert on Friday night that will feature hometown rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (whose new album drops one month earlier), The Flaming Lips and The Darkness. Matt & Kim will headline the second night (free), with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings closing out the three-day festivities (also free).
While last year’s festival featured a performance by Hall & Oates, this year is a diverse mix of artists including New York hip-hop greats De La Soul, indie-pop band Cults, eccentric folkie Father John Misty, singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, instrumental pop band Delicate Steve, soul legend Lee Fields & The Expressions, and Mexican brass band Banda de los Muertos, just to name a few.
The come-as-you-are, no reservations, no boundaries-style festival will also showcase the city’s best local food and artisanal desserts. And for those with dietary concerns, GoogaMooga has assured potential attendees that they have added more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to its menu.
“Great GoogaMooga is a celebration of food, music and Prospect Park – three things that make Brooklyn such a wonderful place to live, work and play,” Emily Lloyd, President of the Prospect Park Alliance, said in a statement.
Tickets for Friday night’s kickoff concert go on-sale Thursday, March 28 at noon.
Free General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday, will be available through an online giveaway running April 1 through April 3. Winners will be contacted via email by April 10.
Head here for more information on the Great GoogaMooga Festival.