The first ticketed concert in a decade is coming to Centennial Olympic Park this spring.
On May 19, the eclectic lineup of Flaming Lips, Young the Giant, AWOL Nation and Dawes will invade the premises from 3-11 p.m.
The Flaming Lips will also celebrate “Record Store Day” April 21 with the release of the limited edition vinyl “The Flaming Lips and Heavy Fwends, ” featuring Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Bon Iver and Kesha. The band also gets a “Record Store Day” tribute release from Atlanta’s Mastodon with its 7-inch single cover of the Lips’ “Spoonful Weighs a Ton.”
Tickets for the “Party in the Park” are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate and are on sale Saturday at http://ticketalternative.com.
Concertgoers can bring blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas, but no pets, coolers, bottles, bikes, roller blades or alcoholic beverages are permitted.
The 21-acre property in downtown Atlanta (265 Park Ave West N.W.) has hosted numerous live music events over the years, such as the summer Wednesday WindDown series and Music @ Noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April to October.