Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd will headline the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience when it returns to New Orleans from October 28 to 30. The festival, which has taken place around Halloween weekend every year since 1999, will feature over 65 bands on four stages in New Orleans’ City Park.
Other acts include G-Eazy, The Chainsmokers, Band of Horses, Cage the Elephant, Kevin Gates, Die Antwoord, Foals, Porter Robinson, Carnage, Rebellion, Ghost, The Claypool Lennon Delirium (with Sean Lennon and Les Claypool), Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Beats Antique, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Shakey Graves and more.
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer side project will also be on hand for a set. Interestingly, the fest will mark Tool’s second New Orleans performance of 2016, as well as the second time the band has headlined Voodoo. The progressive metal trio played the Smoothie King Center this past January, and they took the stage at Voodoo Fest in 2001.
As has been the case with recent Voodoo Fest’s, this year’s event will deliver a plethora of electronic dance music artists like Excision, Gramatik, DJ Mustard, Lunice and electro-jam band STS9. In addition, there will be a few performers with deep ties to New Orleans, including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mutemath and The Breton Sound.
Voodoo Fest won’t stop with music either, as the festival plans to showcase an assortment of large-scale interactive art installations and carnival rides, along with a craft beer garden and a variety of food options from local and regional restaurants.
Three-day passes to Voodoo Fest—for both general admission and Loa VIP—will go on sale today at 10am. More information on tickets can be found via the festival’s website.
Check out the 2016 Voodoo Fest lineup:
Band of Horses
Cage the Elephant
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
What So Not
Bothing But Thieves
The Pretty Reckless
Black Tiger Sex Machine
All Them Witches
Sir the Baptist
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
Cakes Da Killa
The Breton Sound
Carmien P. Filthy