Great Googa Mooga Starts Tonight | Kool and The Gang Replacing Sharon Jones on Sunday

Great Googa Mooga (May 17-19, 2013)
Photo: D. Caplan

The second annual Great Googa Mooga starts tonight in Prospect Park with a paid concert by The Darkness, The Flaming Lips and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, who were supposed to headline Sunday’s show, are being replaced by Kool and the Gang due to “an urgent family matter.” I’m sure that will be a disappointment for both concertgoers and Sharon Jones alike, who last played to a rapturous crowd of 20,000 strong at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Free tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are sold out, but if you hang out at the gate or keep checking in with the folks at myfreeconcert, you can probably score yourself a pair.

Full Googa Mooga Saturday and Sunday music lineup after the jump.

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

Sunday, May 19
Kool and the Gang
De La Soul
The Soul Rebels
Delicate Steve
M.A.K.U. Sound System
The Hot Sardines
Marcelle Davies Lashley
James Murphy