When it comes to the New Orleans-based Voodoo Experience, two reasons come to mind when explaining its popularity: 1.) No other music festival can say it takes place over Halloween weekend and 2.) it’s your last chance for a massive three-day extravaganza of Muse-quality headliners and Rivers Cuomo-quality sub-headliners. As a result, the Voodoo Experience has been going strong since 1999 and will look to continue that trend when it returns later this year. So, who’s part of this year’s offering?
UK rockers Muse and metal legend Ozzy Osbourne will headline this year’s festivities, set to run from October 29th-31st at New Orlean’s City Park. Other noteworthy acts include Weezer, MGMT, Drake, Interpol, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5, Florence and the Machine, Janelle Monáe, Jónsi, Street Sweeper Social Club, Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, Eagles of Death Metal, Minus the Bear, and Galactic, which will be accompanied by a yet to be announced guest.
Also scheduled to perform are Buckwheat Zydeco, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, The Airborne Toxic Event, Raphael Saadiq, Afrojack, Die Antwoord, Crookers, Innerpartysystem, Trombone Shory & Orleans Avenue, Toubab Krewe, George Porter, Jr. and his Runnin Pardners, Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, and Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars. Click here for a listing of the current bill. In all, over 100 acts will perform during the festival’s three days.
Three-day General Admission passes, priced at $150, and 3-Day LOA Lounge VIP, priced at $500, will go on sale starting at 7 AM EST. Visit the festival’s website for more info.
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