The newest entry on the festival circuit, planned for May in New York, hasn’t announced any bands, but one thing is for sure – you won’t go hungry. Plus, admission is free (we knew that would get your attention).
Superfly Presents, co-founders and producers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee and Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco, has designated May 19 and 20 at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for the debut of The Great GoogaMooga.
Although none of the promised 20 or so acts have been announced, the folks at Superfly say the festival will host 10 bands per day along with 75 food vendors, 35 brewers and 30 winemakers.
Superfly turned to the experts for help in planning the first-ever Great GoogaMooga. The list of pros helping the company is definitely high-end and includes Anthony Bourdain (author and host of “No Reservations” and “The Layover”), David Rockwell (founder/CEO of the Rockwell Group), Allan Benton (owner/ curer-in-chief of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams), Marcus Samuelsson (chef/owner of Red Rooster), Eddie Huang (chef/owner of BaoHaus), Paul Grieco (sommelier/co-owner of Terrior, Terrior TriBeCa and Hearth), Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster) and Darin & Greg Bresnitz (Finger On The Pulse).
The ever-growing vendor list includes Tom Colicchio’s Colicchio & Sons, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s The Spotted Pig and Robert’s Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Bar.
“New York City and the borough of Brooklyn are celebrated for their thriving culture, vibrant music scene and exotic foods,” NYC Department of Parks & Rec. Commissioner Adrian Benepe said. “There’s no better way to enjoy all three at once than in Brooklyn’s backyard, Prospect Park. We are thrilled to add The Great GoogaMooga to our long list of free events going on in Parks this spring.”
While general admission is free, you must register to get a ticket to the event. There will also be a limited number of tickets for a paid-for, “all-inclusive experience” named “Extra Mooga.”
Free and Extra Mooga tickets go up March 15 at high noon via GoogaMooga.com. Be sure to bring your appetite.