When and Where: May 17-19; Prospect Park in Brooklyn
Lineup Highlights: Cults, Father John Misty, Matt & Kim, The Flaming Lips, The Darkness, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Scoop: NYC’s newest festival is making a comeback. After attendees faced long food lines and spotty cell service in 2012, organizers set out to improve food-stand staffing and bring in temporary phone towers (so your Instagram followers can salivate along with you). Prepare to face choice overload, with 100 craft beers, 100 wines and fare from 85 food makers, like grilled burgers from Burger Joint, wood-fired pizza from Roberta’s, cool treats from Wooly’s Shaved Ice and, for the adventurous, foie-gras donuts from Do or Dine.
Insider Tip: Don’t eat before, and plan to meet your friends outside of the festival, in case phone service is spotty again.
Escape From Your Escape: Once you have had your fill (re-entry is not permitted), leave the crowds behind and take a walk west to explore Park Slope’s popular Fifth and Seventh Avenues.
Unofficial Hashtag Prediction: #moogafull
Tickets: Available at Brooklyn.GoogaMooga.com ($54.50 for kick-off concert on Friday includes a general admission pass for Saturday or Sunday)
Photo Credit: Kristin Gladney