Voodoo Music & Arts Experience at City Park is now a staple of the New Orleans’ music landscape. The three-day festival just in time for Halloween weekend has a frightening great line up. The headliners are big name artists, and the supplementing performers are all musicians on the rise.
The Arts experience is also a major draw for the festival. Make sure your camera is ready to go and your phone is charged. Some of the most respected artists in the region have created light sculptures and displays to enhance the experience.
There’s also an art marketplace on site at the festival. Hand crafted candles, goods and art are all part of the weekend. Voodoo Music & Arts Experience provides an initial, genuine surroundings for all of their fans. This high quality art is no different, and buying products is the ideal way to remember the weekend.
You won’t leave Arts Voodoo Music & Experience starving, either. The Forked Upward Food Court has an incredible assortment that ensures everyone can get something they’ll enjoy. Whether it’s BBQ, seafood, pizza or dessert, the freshly made food will hit the place for everyone in attendance.
Here is a guide to all of the music this weekend will be heard by you. Voodoo Music & Arts Experience has a lineup that matches any festival and the headliners here are some of the artists you must see.
Friday, Oct. 28th (Last Nite)
Headliner: The Weeknd begins off the weekend with a hit. He’s the main and headliner attraction for the first night of Voodoo Music & Arts Experience. Coming off a great live performance with a fresh haircut, two new songs and SNL, The Weeknd will bring it down in New Orleans.
Next Up: G Eazy is also performing Friday night.
On the Rise: Wild Belle is a brother-sister duo from Chicago that’s making some sound in the alternative genre. They specialize in pop, jazz and ska, and their unique sound and other performers at the festival separate them from the other artist.
Saturday, Oct. 29th
Headliner: Cage The Elephant is a blossoming group from the alternative/indie rock music genre. The Grammy nominated band exploded on to the scene with their first album in 2008.
Next Up: A rap duet that is South African, Die Antwoord, is racking up fans. Ninja and Yolandi Visser are backed by God (just their DJ), and are a high energy group. Their biggest hit to date is a song called, “Enter the Ninja.”
However, the band you have to see on Saturday is the duo, Oh Wonder. The alternative pop duo from London has one of the most infectious sounds I’ve heard in a while. “Without You” and “Drive” are two of the band’s most popular tunes and they’re sure to raise a few eyebrows for those who have yet to hear them.
Sunday, Oct. 30th
Headliner: The Chainsmokers are among the headlining performances on the last day and it looks Voodoo Music & Arts Experience has saved the best for last. Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have been cranking out hits since the inception of the group. “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses Closer” all have been smash hits heard on the radio world-wide. They will be on everyone’s list to see at this festival thus get to the stage early!
Next Up: He has recently teamed up with rap juggernauts The Game and T.I; and is signed to Aftermath Entertainment, the record label owned by Dr. Dre. Above all, .Paak is among the most talented performers at Voodoo, and is worth checking out.
Party Favor will definitely keep the celebration going on the last day of Voodoo. Dylan Ragland is taking over the electronic dance music scene with some of the best remixes the genre has heard in a while. Celebration in addition to released his EP, he has performed at Lollapalooza and other big electronic festivals. His killer set is worth seeing, although his music probably will destroy your eardrums.