The Voodoo Music Experience music festival has always been one of my favorites to watch, since it’s fist edition in ’99. Responsible for this is the top notch headliners and the ever present great crowd, few people are as greeting and open as the good townsfolk of New Orleans. This year is set to be nothing short of spectacular with headliners as [tag]Rage Against The Machine[/tag], [tag]Smashing Pumpkins[/tag], [tag]Wilco[/tag], [tag]Ben Harper[/tag], [tag]Sinead O’Connor[/tag] and many other great acts more.
VOODOO’s three full days of music, October 26, 27 and 28, will kick off with appearances from Rage Against the Machine and Kings Of Leon (Friday), the Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Sinead O’Connor (Saturday), Wilco, Dr. John and Fall Out Boy (Sunday); more than 100 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. A one day pass costs 40$, while a 3 days one costs 115$.
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, Ti?sto, 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 & 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.