Halloween weekend in New Orleans is one big fine thing. It's a throwdown that's less annoying in terms of sloppy drunk people, but super fun because NOLA does up Halloween in high fashion. For the past 11 years, the Voodoo Experience Fest has been held over Halloween weekend. I got to attend last year for the first time and oh, the wonders I saw. Held on the grounds of the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, it usually contains great collection of local musicians, as well as bigger name acts.
The initial 2010 lineup was announced yesterday and what a lineup so far....more will be announced shortly.
Muse/Ozzy Osbourne/Weezer/MGMT/Drake/Metric/Hot Chip/Interpol/Paul van Dyk/Deadmau5/Street Sweeper Social Club/Paul Oakenfold/Jakob Dylan and Three Legs/Ferry Corsten/Buckwheat Zydeco/Florence And The Machine/Raphael Saadiq/Eagles of Death Metal/Cage the Elephant/Minus the Bear/Janelle Monae/Eli "Paperboy" Reed/Galactic with Guests/The Airborne Toxic Event/ Jonsi/ Innerpartysystem/ AfrojackDie/Antwoord/Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue/ Rebirth Brass Band/ CrookersPreservation Hall Jazz Band/Boys Noize/Stanton Moore Trio with Anders Osborne and Robert Walter/Voice of the Wetland All Stars/Tab Benoit/Cyril Neville/ Waylon Thibodeaux/Big Chief Bourdeaux/Johnny Vidacovich/Johnny Sansone/Soul Rebels Brass Band/Theresa Andersson/Basin Street Records Revue Kermit Ruffins/Dr. Michael White/Jeremy Davenport/George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners/Toubab Krewe/Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen/Treme Brass Band with Uncle Lionel Batiste/Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcom/Big Sam's Funky Nation/The New Orleans Bingo! Show/The Happy Talk Band/Fleur De Tease Burlesque Revue/Rotary Downs/Paul Sanchez/DJ Soul Sister/Quintron & Miss Pussycat/Honey Island Swamp Band/Gal Holiday/Rosie Ledet/ Fatter Than Albert/Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds/AM/Fitz & The Tantrums/Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights/Shannon McNally/Creole String Beans/ Feufollet/Alvin Youngblood Hart/Locos Por Juana/Flow Tribe/Consortium of Genius/Luke Winslow-King/ Noisician Coalition/DJ Quickie Mart/The Vettes/ Debauche/ Helen Gillet/The Local Skank/COOTMC/Sweet Tea/Rival Sons/Lost Bayou RamblersA three day pass is $150, a VIP package is $500. Tickets are onsale now here.