The Great GoogaMooga Returns for 3 Days with VIP Cocktails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Also on the docket: The Flaming Lips, Daniel Boulud demonstrations, and 85 food vendors
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Great GoogaMooga returns to Prospect Park with 85 food vendors, 75 brews, 100 wines, and 20 music acts.

Prospect Park's food-music festival returns for its second year May 17 to 19, expanding to a three-day event and upping the ante with 10 more food vendors than last year.

The weekend kicks off with a paid-ticket opening concert ($49.50 a ticket), headlined by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with The Flaming Lips and The Darkness. Saturday and Sunday tickets will be free online, as they were last year, and awarded at random.

Joining the food lineup of 85 vendors are Bed-Stuy favorite Dough, Mario Batali's Eataly, Andy Ricker's Pok Pok Phat Thai, April Bloomfield's Salvation Taco, and of course, The Daily Meal favorite The Meatball Shop.

In the meantime, last year's crazy ExtraMooga (with appearances by Anthony Bourdain and Aziz Ansari) has been scrapped in favor of a cheaper, easier VIP Cocktail Experience, with PDT, Pegu Club, Clover Club, Booker & Dax, and The Nomad, to name a few. This also means some vendors (Pat LaFrieda, Umami Burger) will emerge from ExtraMooga to serve the regular crowd.

"We wanted to keep focused on the cocktail experience, and we also wanted to open up a lot of that real estate to the general admission," Superfly co-founder Jonathan Mayers told us over the phone, explaining the death of ExtraMooga. Instead of having food personalities like Ruth Reichl holed away for ticketholders, Mayers tells us there will be a Literary Stage (in addition to two music stages) for food talks and demos from the likes of Daniel Boulud and Michelle Bernstein.

"There will be more food and drink to go around," Mayers said. "We're working with returning vendors and advising them on quantities, and adding additional points of water sales." As for dealing with the terrible cellphone reception from last year? "We're working with cellphone providers to bring in cellphone towers to Prospect Park."

Check out the full music and food lineup below, then start stalking for tickets (and the rest of the drink info). Tickets for the kick-off concert ($49.50) and VIP Cocktail Experience ($79.50) are up for grabs starting this Thursday, March 28 at noon ET. General Admission tickets will be available for an online giveaway from April 1 to April 3.

Friday, May 17, 2013
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Flaming Lips
The Darkness

Saturday, May 18, 2013
Matt & Kim
Father John Misty
Sharon Van Etten
Lee Fields & the Expressions
Red Baraat
Pearl and The Beard
Jonathan Batiste
Lady Rizo
Banda de los Muertos

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
De La Soul
The Soul Rebels
Delicate Steve
M.A.K.U SoundSystem
The Hot Sardines
Marcelle Davies Lashley

Back Forty
Baked BaconLand
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
The Big Banana
Big Gay Ice Cream
Blue Marble Ice Cream
Bromberg Bros.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Brindle Room
Brooklyn Soda Works
Burger Joint
Char No. 4
Colicchio & Sons
Crawfish Monica®
Crif Dogs
DBGB Kitchen and Bar
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Dirty Bird To Go
Do or Dine
DuMont Burger & Shakes
Fatty Cue
Free Bread
Gwynnett St.
Hill Country Barbeque Market
Jeffrey's Grocery
Joe’s Pub
Joseph Leonard
Juice Press
La Newyorkina
Liddabit Sweets
Little Muenster
The Lobster Place
Luke’s Lobster
M. Wells
Maison Premiere
Max Brenner Chocolate Bar
Melt Bakery
Mile End
Mille-Feuille Bakery Cafe
Miss Lily's
Momofuku Milk Bar
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Northern Spy Food Co.
Num Pang Sandwich Shop
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
People’s Pops
Pig & Khao
Pok Pok Phat Thai
Pork Slope
Red Hook El Olomega Pupusas
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Roberta's Pizza
Rosemary's Enoteca and Trattoria
Salvation Taco
Saxelby Cheesemongers
SlantShack Jerky
South Brooklyn Pizza
Sun In Bloom
The Meat Hook
The Meatball Shop
Third Rail Coffee
Tia Pol Toro (Boston)
Umami Burger
Vinegar Hill House
Willow Road
Wooly’s Ice

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