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Flaming Lips headline first major concert in a decade at Centennial Olympic Park

On March 10, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips performed at the Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert in Tulsa. (Photo: AP/Christopher Smith,

On March 10, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips performed at the Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert in Tulsa. (Photo: AP/Christopher Smith,

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.


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nick h

March 20th, 2012
1:45 pm

DAWES!!!! the band to see here

Shoulda Stayed in the River City

March 20th, 2012
2:17 pm

Um, what about when the Flaming Lips played this exact venue, almost 7 years to the day…. http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-flaming-lips/2006/centennial-olympic-park-atlanta-ga-73d412d1.html

Melissa Ruggieri

March 21st, 2012
1:44 pm

Yes, they did play a show there in 2006, but it wasn’t a ticketed event. First sentence of the story says this is the first “ticketed” concert there in a decade.

Frank Furter

March 23rd, 2012
8:57 am

Not Quite Devils…Steps From Fallen…Sound Syndrome…Live at the The Wishing Well on Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge , Ga on March 31st, 2012. Show starts at 9PM. GREAT food so come hungry! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Not-Quite-Devils/189460134436969