Jack White, Avett Brothers Round Out Final Call for Voodoo Experience
New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience Festival was already set host one of the best festival lineups this year when it announced headliners Green Day and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, but organizers have now announced that Jack White and the Avett Brothers also will appear at the event.
Held annually for the past 13 years, the festival is held during Halloween weekend in downtown New Orleans. This year, the three-day festival will take place October 26-28.
A slew of other notable artists appearing at the festival include Skrillex, Say Anything, Tomahawk, Justice, Gary Clark, Jr., Bootsy Collins and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In all, 150 artists will play at the festival and will represent a mix of national and international talent along with plenty of artists from the New Orleans area.
Green Day’s appearance is set to be the only U.S. concert date this year for the group as they are preparing to release three albums in the near future. The trilogy will follow the group’s most recent two records, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. ¡Uno!, the first album in the series, is scheduled to be released on September 25, so fans will likely hear some new Green Day tunes at the festival. ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! will follow shortly thereafter in November and January, respectively.
Sephen Rehage, founder of the Voodoo fest, says that the appearance of Neil Young is “epic,” and “what you dream of when you create something like Voodoo.”
This year’s Voodoo fest will mark the first time the event will offer on-site camping for concertgoers. Campgrounds will be set up under 200-year-old oak trees in New Orleans’ City Park. Camping passes much be purchased in addition to the regular price of the festival. For those that want a special camping experience, VIP camping passes will be sold that provide guests with a tent, complimentary breakfast and backstage passes.