Voodoo Experience in New Orleans Announces Some of their Lineup with more Announcements Coming Soon! We attended Voodoo last year and had a blast! Can’t wait for this year
- Green Day
- Neil Young & Crazy Horse
- Say Anything
- Bootsy Collins
- Gary Clark Jr.
- Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Voodoo Experience was the last stop on My Chemical Romance’s 2011 US tour. Their hour long set was a dazzling array of their greatest hits. MCR are experts at being able to command a large stage. In fact, the bigger the stage, the harder they rock. In celebration of Voodoo and Halloween, the band wore medieval costumes that worked well with the red, orange, and yellow lighting. Gerard rightfully fished for positive feedback from the crowd by asking, “Did any other band dress up for you other than the same ‘ol rock ‘n roll shit?” Die-hard MCR fans also noticed that frontman Gerard Way had recently changed his hair color from shocking red to a valiant black color. Closer towards the end of the show, Gerard Way demanded that the stage lights be cut and that the band come in for a huddle. We’ll never know what was discussed, but their energy level increased even more. Gerard had an extra amount of swagger that night as he seductively belted out the “Uh UhUh UhUh” lyrics to the song “Destroyer.” During different moments of the show, Gerard flirtatiously licked his fingers, blew a kiss out into the crowd, and thrashed on the floor. Perhaps spending the summer touring with the boisterous guys of Blink 182 has inspired Gerard to ham it up even more than usual. MCR put on an enthusiastic show at Voodoo and sounded better than ever.
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
Give ‘Em Hell, Kid
The Kids From Yesterday
Famous Last Words
I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
Our Lady of Sorrows
The Only Hope for Me Is You
Welcome to the Black Parade
Last year’s playlist has been disabled! Stay tuned for this year’s list as the lineup becomes available! Meanwhile check out our Noize mixtape: Noize
We put together a giant playlist of Voodoo artists on Spotify so that those going this year and those who can’t attend can preview the music. This playlist is a work in progress and includes anything from local New Orleans musicians, the headliners and everything in between. The playlist is HUGE so put it on shuffle and enjoy! Voodoo Experience Playlist FYI Spotify is free to download!
Voodoo Experience is a music festival held every year for the past 12 year in New Orleans. The festival has hosted over 450 artists and over 1 million visitors over the last decade. Voodoo Festival blends national acts with local Louisiana musicians in order to give the festival its distinct New Orleans vibe.
This year’s lineup includes: The Ranconteurs, Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg Blink 182, My Chemical Romance, Band of Horses, Steve Angello, Ai Difranco, The Wombats, Civil Twilight, Girl Talk, Mastodon, City and Colour, Kreayshawn, Fatboy Slim, Portugal the Man, TV on the Radio and TV on the Radio. View more here: http://thevoodooexperience.com/2011/.
This year the festival is also featuring several large-scale art installations placed throughout the park. The Voodoo Experience website states that: “The purpose of the exhibition is to provide another layer in a comprehensive, multi-sensory “experience” that elicits both physical and emotional responses from festival-goers. The vibrant pieces celebrate experimentation with technology and electronic media along with the nonconventional use of sustainable materials. Another key aim of the various art installations is to emphasize the human element in this large-scale event by providing interactive opportunities for participants to make both their individual and collective presence felt. In this way, the works express the spirit of performance and audience participation that is the essence of the music festival as a public gathering.” I am really looking forward to checking this out. Here are some pictures of what some of the installations will look like…
Now let’s talk FOOD!!!
Voodoo has done an excellent job at choosing local restaurants and vendors to offer a huge selection of different kinds of food. Here are just some of the selections that sound GREAT: Banana’s Foster Bread Pudding, Chicken and Ssausage Jambalaya, Crawfish Quesedilla, Bacon and Cheese Crepe, and Grilled Alligator sausage on a stick. Yum! Food details can be found HERE.
The festival is a week away and we can hardly wait. I started to put together a giant playlist of Voodoo artists on Spotify so that future attendees and those who can’t attend can preview the music. The playlist is HUGE so I suggest you put it on SHUFFLE. Voodoo Experience Playlist