DATE: AUGUST 26, 2010
FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/KRISTINE ASHTON-MAGNUSON
VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2010:
HIGHLIGHTS ANNUAL EVENT’S MUSICAL MELTING POT
THIS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
OCTOBER 29, 30 AND 31
MUSICAL CELEBRATIONS TO CONTINUE INTO THE NIGHT
THROUGHOUT HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS
WITH VOODOO AFTER DARK
Every year the VOODOO EXPERIENCE has one of the most diverse artist line-ups of any musical event in America–an unbeatable mix of what’s cutting edge, iconic and traditional (New Orleans) that pays tribute to the music of the region. This year VOODOO–October 29, 30 and 31 at City Park in New Orleans–is even more musically expansive than before.
The two main Voodoo Ritual stages line-up will now include The Whigs, White Rabbits, Dead Confederate, River City Extension, Miracle at St. Anna, O’ Brother, SPEAK and Michael Tolcher. This year’s VOODOO will once again celebrate the amazing list of electronic talent with the reintroduction of the VOODOO dance space, Le Plur, which was dormant since 2004. VOODOO’s expanded electronic celebration will now include Kelis, the Crystal Method, Kaskade and Swiss Chriss. They join the previously announced Deadmau5, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten and Die Antwoord, among others.
“As we were putting together the line-up for this year’s VOODOO, we found such a large amount of talent in the electronic world that we knew this was the right time to bring it back,” says VOODOO EXPERIENCE founder and producer Stephen Rehage. "VOODOO has always been about discovery and this year’s line-up represents every kind of music imaginable.”
And the music will never stop for those interested in exploring the New Orleans musical landscape, with official VOODOO After Dark parties already confirmed at legendary venues throughout the city including One Eyed Jacks, d.b.a, House of Blues, Republic New Orleans, The Howlin Wolf and Tipitinas Uptown.
The VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2010 line-up (as of 8/26)is as follows:
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/Afrojack/ Kelis/Die Antwoord/ the Crystal Method/Kaskade/Swiss Chriss/The Whigs/White Rabbits/Dead Confederate/River City Extension/Miracle at St. Anna/O’ Brother/SPEAK/Michael Tolcher/Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue/Rebirth Brass Band/Crookers/Preservation Hall Jazz Band/Stanton Moore Trio plus Anders Osborne and Robert Walter/Voice of the Wetlands All Stars featuring Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Chief Bourdeaux, Johnny Vidacovich, and Johnny Sansone/Boys Noize/Soul Rebels Brass Band/Theresa Andersson/Basin Street Records Revue featuring Kermit Ruffins, Dr. Michael White and Jeremy Davenport/Toubab Krewe/Jon Cleary Piano, Bass and Drums/Treme Brass Band with Uncle Lionel Batiste/Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcolm/Big Sam's Funky Nation/The New Orleans Bingo! Show with special guests/The Happy Talk Band/Fleur De Tease Burlesque Revue/Rotary Downs/DJ Soul Sister/Paul Sanchez Rolling Road Show ft. John Boutte/Quintron & Miss Pussycat/Honey Island Swamp Band with guest 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/COOT/MC Sweet Tea/Rival Sons/Lost Bayou Ramblers, and many more.
Tickets for the VOODOO EXPERIENCE can be purchased via www.thevoodooexperience.com utilizing Elevate’s easy online shopping experience–with helpful customer service–that allows buyers to print their own tickets. For a limited time, three-day weekend tickets are $150; LOA Lounge VIP pass are $500. This year’s VIP amenities include tax-free tickets, reserved parking, exclusive access to the LOA front row, a raised viewing area, full bar services, exclusive performances, with additional services and luxuries to be announced.
Partners of the 2010 Voodoo Experience include: American Express Zync, Toyota, PlayStation 3, Sony Bloggie, State Farm, Miller Lite, Southern Comfort, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco, American Rag, Dickies Fuse TV and Vtech. Media partners include WWOZ Radio, Billboard.com, College Humor, Nola.com, Filter Magazine, Spin Magazine, Fader Magazine, Offbeat Magazine, Where y’at Magazine, Antigravity and Gambit Weekly.
More information about this year’s VOODOO EXPERIENCE can also be found at www.thevoodooexperience.com.