Voodoo Music Experience Expands To 3 Days In New Orleans' City Park, October 26, 27, 28
Set for Halloween weekend in City Park, New Orleans' signature fall music event encompasses three full days of music--October 26, 27 and 28--with performances from Wilco, Tiesto in Concert, Kings of Leon, Sinead O'Connor, Common, Ben Harper and Galactic, among others (full list below). These acts will appear in the Voodoo Music Experience's three distinct performance areas--Le Ritual, Le Flambeau and Le Carnival--each of which highlights a unique side of the personality of New Orleans.
For its ninth consecutive year--and despite 2005's devastation to the region--the Voodoo Music Experience will again take place in City Park, all in the shadow of the New Orleans Museum of Art and just minutes from the historic French Quarter and Central Business District. The Voodoo Music Experience is known for its wide-ranging line-up of talent that each year reflects the multitude of cultures that define this historic and beloved American city.
"We are pleased that the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience is expanding to three days," said C. Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans. "This powerful statement of confidence in New Orleans' recovery is a further sign that music and culture define who we are and will play a pivotal role in rebuilding our great city."
The day-by-day line-up is as follows:
Friday, October 26: Rage Against The Machine, Kings Of Leon, Toots and the Maytals, M.I.A., Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jason Isabell, Galactic featuring Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) and Lyrics Born, Porcupine Trees, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Dax Riggs, Earl Greyhound, Lez Zeppelin, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Donald Harrison plus the Congo Nation, Bonerama, CC Adcock and Lil' Band O' Gold, Hot 8 Brass Band, Theresa Andersson, Dan Dyer, Ghost, Zydepunks, Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, Meriwether, Vavavoom, Fatter Than Albert, Amy Cook, DJ Tom Harvey, Eyelash Carpets, Noisician Coalition/Noise Parade, LUX, Hands of Nero, The Mad Mike Experience, Heavenly Trip To Hell, Palanquin Diaries, Slew Foot, Gravity A, EllisD & Ray Bong.
Saturday, October 27: The Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Sinead O'Connor, Tiesto, New Orleans Social Club, Spoon, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ghostland Observatory, Toubab Krewe, Motion City Soundtrack, Mute Math, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Dexateens, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Fleur De Tease, Rotary Downs, Porter-Batiste-Stoltz, Rockie Charles, Sam and Ruby, Panorama Jazz Band, The Happy Talk Band, Henry Butler, Jamie McLean Band, Dave Gregg and the Barefoot Philistines, Ratty Scurvics Singularity, NOOMOON Tribe, Chant w/Curse Mackey, Sista Otis, My Graveyard Jaw, Widetrack, Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship?, Brass bed, DJ Slice, DJ Proppa Bear, Pain Tribe w/Tapwater Mind Control and Revo Industries, Gokh-Bi System, 'The Artist Revolution' Winner.
Sunday, October 28: Wilco, Dr. John, Fall Out Boy, Common, Plain White T's, The Black Crowes, Irma Thomas, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ska Cubano, Zap Mama, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Marc Broussard, Paolo Nutini, Gym Class Heroes, Morning 40 Federation, Liquidrone, Cute Is What We Aim For, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Mighty Clouds Of Joy, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, The Furious Ballerinas, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, Christian Scott, Deacon John, Groove Sect, Good Guys, Crooked, Illusion Fields, LOID, Nag Hammadi, Sirena Serpentina, Trevor Green, the Syndrome, theTransmission, Sinister Trailer Park, WORMS UNION, Noisician Coalition, Snuff Sugar, Aurora Aerial.
A single day $40.00 ticket to this year's three-day Voodoo Music Experience, New Orleans' signature fall music event. Full weekend passes at just $115.00 will allow fans to enjoy the entire three days of music at 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 District. The Voodoo Music Experience is known for its wide-ranging line-up of talent that each year reflects the multitude of cultures that define this historic and beloved American city.
To enhance this year's Voodoo Music Experience, the festival's producers have teamed with Star Costumes for the "The "Star Costumes: How Would You Do Voodoo" campaign to send one clever costumer to the annual music event. Located at http://www.brickfish.com/music/StarCostumes, the contest invites revelers to create their favorite costume or costume ideas for the chance to don theirs at the Voodoo Music Experience. Participants in the "Show Star Costumes Your Original Costume for the Voodoo" campaign will upload photos, design or videos of their original costume or costume idea. Each entry shall include a brief description as to why Star Costumes should choose their entry. The Grand Prize Winner selected by Star Costumes from the Top 50 entries will win two three-day concert passes, $1,000 for travel, plus a $100 Star Costumes gift card. In addition, the winning costume will be featured on Star Costume's site. A second place winner based on score will be awarded a $100 gift card to Star Costumes. The most viral entry and a sweeps winner will also receive $100 gift cards to Star Costumes. Anyone can view the entries and vote for their favorites. The "Star Costumes: How Would You Do Voodoo" campaign runs from September 4 to October 4.
Both single day tickets (as of Friday, September 14 at 10:00 AM Eastern) and weekend passes are available via www.voodoomusicfest.com and Ticketmaster and ticketmaster.com. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
At last year's Voodoo Music Experience--headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers who collaborated with New Orleans' own Original Meters--nearly 100,000 people gathered to worship the music "at this contemporary festival that simultaneously celebrates New Orleans' legacy" (The Times Picayune, 10/31/06). As Rolling Stone (11/30/06) magazine noted, "Surrounded by oaks, magnolias and lagoons, concertgoers (many in Halloween costumes) celebrated with dozens of bands on four stages…"
For the most up-to-date information, log onto www.voodoomusicfest.com.
This year's Voodoo Music Experience partners include Alarm Magazine, Billboard.com, The Fader, Filter Magazine, Giant Step, imeem, Lucky Brand Jeans, Marriott, Miller Lite, Southern Comfort, URB Magazine and the Village Voice.
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