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Come on ‘a knockin’, the bandshell will be rockin’

David Byrne is about to get some company – a lot of it.

Over two dozen performers as eclectic as our borough will be following the Talking Heads headliner onto the Prospect Park Bandshell stage this summer as the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival keeps Brooklynites grooving all the way through August.

The official concert series line−up, which was announced on Monday, will begin with Byrne on June 8 and end on August 15, when Animal Collective will take the stage for two performances.

The concert series will begin with new wave and end with freak folk. What more can anyone want?

How about Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal (August 12), Jackson Browne (July 21), They Might Be Giants – For Kids! (July 11) and Goran Bregovic & His Weddings & Funerals Orchestra (June 11)?

During the two months in between, Celebrate Brooklyn attendees will enjoy a host of performances that not only span varying musical styles, but the globe as well.

The purple−clad Prince will also be found on stage, but only on celluloid as the group Escort leads the audience on a “Purple Rain Sing−Along” (August 6).

Other movies shown this year during the Celebrate Brooklyn Music and Movie series (which will be seen on New York’s largest outdoor film screen, mind you) include the Mexican science fiction thriller “La Nave de Los Monstrous” with a live score by Ethel and Gutbucket (June 20).

Several dance performances are also scheduled.

This year’s concert series is also going to be eco−friendly, with an expanded recycling program and a bicycle “parking zone.”

Organizers made sure that the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series entered its fourth decade chock full of choices for not only returning festival lovers, but for a host of new attendees.

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