Mallards to Host Inaugural Pondamonium at the Duck Pond

PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards will be hosting the inaugural Pondamonium, a live outdoor music festival from the Duck Pond at Warner Park on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Madison’s most popular musical product, Garbage, will be headlining the event along with The Flaming Lips. Gates will open at 2:30pm, with five bands performing starting at 3:00 p.m.

The stage will be placed on the playing surface of the baseball field. Pondamonium will be a general admission event. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10 am. Tickets are $45 if purchased in advance and $50 on day of the show. Pondamonium is a rain or shine event. For more information on Pondamonium please go to http://www.pondamonium.com.

About Garbage
Garbage was formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1994 and features Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Steve Marker and Duke Erikson. The band has sold more than 17 million albums around the world. Garbage released its fifth album on May 14, 2012, Not Your Kind of People, through its own label, STUNVOLUME.

About The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band, formed in Norman, Oklahoma in 1983. Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles. They are also known for their elaborate live show, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti and frontman Wayne Coyne’s signature man-size plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience.

Pondamonium is presented by the Madison Mallards in collaboration with Last Coast Producing and Majestic Live. All media requests and questions should be directed to Conor Caloia at the Madison Mallards.

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012 – Rain or Shine
Gates: Open at 2:30 pm.
Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 day of show. Available at the Mallards box office, Majestic box office, pondamonium.com or by calling 608.246.4277.
Pondamonium Address: 2920 N Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

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