GoogaMooga will not return to Prospect Park next year

The Nethermead won’t host a third go-round of the divisive music and food fest, so it has to find a new home for 2014.

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The Great GoogaMooga, Brooklyn, NY; May 18, 2013

The Great GoogaMooga, Brooklyn, NY; May 18, 2013 Photograph: Taso Hountas

The Great GoogaMooga has been a contentious festival. When it debuted in 2012, the fest's organizers promised good eats, booze, bands and general merriment—but instead, visitors found long lines, disappointing VIP experiences, food shortages and trampled parkland. The latter won't be a problem anymore for Brooklyn's Prospect Park, at least, which has announced that the event won't be coming back for a third year.


Public parkland damaged by private events is an ongoing concern after June's Governors Ball, which left Randalls Island a muddy mess (the music fest did make good on its promise to restore the grounds, however). Last May, GoogaMooga canceled its final day due to rain, but thousands of festivalgoers still wreaked havoc upon the Nethermead grounds during the first two days.


According to A Walk in the Park, who first reported Prospect Park's decision not to host the festival again, GoogaMooga has not confirmed plans for a 2014 iteration.



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