As we have previously reported, Superfly Presents, the company behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands Festival, is bringing The Great Googa Mooga festival to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The festival, focusing specifically on food and music, will take place May 19th and 20th. Today, Superfly released the official announcement, releasing the exciting first official details of the event.
According to the official website, the festival will feature “approximately 75 food vendors, 35 brewers, 30 winemakers, and 20 live music performances”. One other major detail that was revealed will likely make potential attendees extremely happy – this festival will be completely free of admission charges. All you have to do is register one their website, and you receive a free ticket – extremely helpful when you’ll be emptying your wallet trying all the food and beer vendors.
While Superfly is being tight lipped on the list of live performers, only confirming a DJ set from LCD Soundystem’s James Murphy, and a routine of stand up comedy from Aziz Ansari of Parks and Recreation fame. The list of food personalities, however, reads like the Coachella of the Food Network. In that vein, it includes:
Anthony Bourdain (of TV’s No Reservations) David Rockwell (founder and CEO of the Rockwell Group) Tom Colicchio (chef and judge on Top Chef) Garret Oliver (brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery) Paul Grieco (sommelier/co-owner of Terroir and Hearth) Eddie Huang (chef and owner of Baohaus) April Bloomfield (chef/co-owner of The Spotted Pig) Cristina Tosi (pastor chef/owner of Momofuku Milk Bar) Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo (of Frankies Spuntino) and many more
The initial list of food vendors include some of New York City’s hottest spots, including: DBGB Kitchen and Bar Colicchio and Sons Momofuku Milk Bar Red Rooster Minetta Tavern Roberta’s Simply Chicken by Jean-Georges The Spotted Pig Cookin’ With Coolio The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Dirty Bird Blue Ribbon Baohaus Luke’s Lobster and many more
The Great Googa Mooga is also offering an ‘Extra Mooga’ package – described as “a festival-within-a-festival” includes in the wooded areas of Prospect Park. The package, which will go on sale for $249.99 a ticket per day, includes a wide variety of extras, including: All inclusive unlimited food, inclusive beer, wine, and exclusive cocktails, a special viewing area of the Main Stage, exclusive entertainment from Anthony Bourdain, Aziz Ansari, and James Murphy, and themed parties such as “Marcus Samuelsson’s 1920 Harlem Renaissance Party”.
Keep checking back here for the latest updates on what will surely be an exciting and unique festival.
For now, you can check out new info at their website, http://googamooga.com/