Voodoo Music Festival Lineup Announced


Death Cab for Cutie,
Wyclef Jean, Panic at the Disco, Joss Stone, Dashboard Confessional, Erykah
Badu, R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots
and more…

By Blurt Staff


This just in: Set for October 24,
25 and 26 in New Orleans’ City Park, the Voodoo Music Festival will feature
more than 90 acts (see full line-up below), It also highlights a milestone for
the event — its Tenth Ritual — marking a celebration of 10 years of music as
well as
New Orleans’ bohemian culture, arts and cuisine. 


Beyond the traditional sets, this year’s VOODOO EXPERIENCE
will include a series of celebratory performances including: a special gospel
brunch featuring the historic collaboration of vocal legends The Blind Boys of
Alabama and the ageless music of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Sharing the stage for the first time ever as
they carry their proud musical traditions on into the future, two of America’s
great cultural ambassadors bring together the joy of Gospel with the soul of
New Orleans; internationally acclaimed DJ and producer King Britt’s tribute to
painter, singer, and self-proclaimed “bride of Christ” Sister
Gertrude Morgan–whose visually explosive folk art is celebrated on the museum
circuit world-wide.


The acts will appear in the VOODOO
EXPERIENCE’s three distinct performance areas–Le Ritual,
Le Flambeau
and Le Carnival–on
six stages each of which
highlights a unique side of the personality of


line-up (as of June 20) is as follows:  R.E.M.; Stone Temple Pilots; Nine Inch Nails; Erykah Badu; Dashboard
Confessional; Death Cab for Cutie; DeVotchKa; Panic! at the Disco; Sharon Jones
and the Dap Kings; Cold War Kids; Joss Stone; Ghostland Observatory; Lupe
Fiasco; Joseph Arthur; Wyclef Jean; Man Man; The Gutter Twins; Morning 40
Federation; Tokyo Police Club; Innerpartysystem; Colour Revolt; Thievery
Corporation; Extra Action Marching Band; Manchester Orchestra; King Britt
tribute to Sister Gertude; Ozomatli Reunited with Chali 2na; Irvin Mayfield
featuring the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; Blind Boys of Alabama; Cowboy Mouth;
The Lee Boys; Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers; Reverend Horton Heat; Old
97’s; Marc Broussard; Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves; Grace
Potter and the Nocturnals; Rebirth Brass Band; Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk;
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue; Preservation Hall Jazz band with Marva
Wright; Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Fatter Than Albert; Treme Brass Band; John
Boutte; The Dan Dyer Band; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio; The Iguanas; Soul Rebels;
Bonerama; DJ Soul Sister; Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Shamarr Allen; Rockie
Charles; Paul Sanchez and His Rolling Road Show; DJ Butterfoot; Deacon John’s
Tribute to New Orleans R&B featuring Wardell Quezerque; Preservation Hall
Hot 4 with Special Guests; Melody Clouds; Walter Wolfman Washington; The New
Orleans Bingo! Show Plus Special Guests; Shudder to Think; Clint Maedgen +9;
Fleur De Tease; Paul Varisco & The Milestones; New Orleans Jazz Vipers; One
Man Machine; Big Al Carson; The Happy Talk Band; Bones; Noisician Coalition;
The Tin Men with The Valparaiso Men’s Chorus; New Orleans Sunken City Circus
featuring: Pain Tribe, C-Ba$, Tap Water Mind Control, and Activity 3; Worms
Union; Oscillation Communications; Ratty Scurvics Singularity; Crimes Against
Nature; Sirena Serpentina; Illusion Fields; Good Guys; Nag Hammadi; Andre
Williams; My Graveyard Jaw; NOOMOON Tribe; Widetrack; C-Ba$; Sideshow; DJ
Proppa Bear; sHeLLShoCk; Ray Bong; White Bitch’s Prey Drive; Hands of Nero; Big
Blue Marble; The Vettes; Sons of William; Sista Otis, Rotary Downs; Quintron
& Miss Pussycat.


New Orleans‘ signature fall music event will again take place in the City Park
locale set amidst lush lagoons, bayous, one of the largest collections of
mature oak trees in the world–all in the shadow of the New Orleans Museum of
Art and just minutes from the historic French Quarter and Central Business


In 1999, the VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE launched as an
alternative to the music festivals that had come before it.  Its purpose:  a celebration of music to attract fans of all ages from places near and
far.  Throughout the years, the VOODOO
EXPERIENCE has brought together a collection of talent that has bridged the
social, economic and generation gaps by creating a unique music event with a
commitment to every genre of music while at the same time celebrating the music
of the region.  


Tickets are available via www.thetenthritual.com and
Ticketmaster and www.ticketmaster.com.  All tickets are available on a first-come,
first-served basis.  General admission
tickets at $115 for weekend passes will be available beginning Monday, June
23.  In addition, LOA VIP Experience
passes are offered for $450 which includes 3 day admission with in/out
privileges, grandstand viewing of the main stage, reserved parking, full bar
services, exclusive New Orleans cuisine, private bathrooms, a Tenth Ritual
poster autographed by the artist, exclusive experiences and more.


This year’s VOODOO EXPERIENCE sponsors are Miller Lite,
Southern Comfort, PlayStation, Natural American Spirits, Billboard.com
Southwest Airlines, Marriott and Pickup Pals.  Media Partners include Alarm, Filter, Spin, URB, Big Easy, New Orleans
Magazine, OffBeat, Where y’at Magazine, WWOZ and Nola.com.




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