By Katie Andress
The countdown begins as tens of thousands from all over the world prepare to “worship the music” at this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans. This weekend of music, food, and celebration will take place in New Orleans City Park on the Festival Grounds from Oct 30 to Nov 1. Credentials for Single Day Admission and Weekend Admission are still available online and can be purchased at the gate.
Earlier this year, DIG brought you the lineup that featured the heavyweights of the music industry, including Ozzy Osbourne featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello, and Slash, Zac Brown Band, Florence + the Machine, and Steve Angello. But DIG isn’t stopping there. Here’s a quick preview of a few other must-see artists performing this weekend.
This Florida native quartet formed in 2012 and has taken the world by storm since being the first indie pop band signed to Skrillex’s label, OWSLA. Their music is heavily influenced by Bjork and Stereolab with songs like “Murmurs,” “Cavity,” and “Out Alee.” Hundred Waters is set to take the Flambeau stage at 2:30 p.m.
Grammy nominated producer Alesso will be turning up the Le Plur stage with his new single, “Tear the Roof Up,” Friday evening. His debut album is set to be released shortly and is projected to turn him into a household name in house music. Alesso’s uplifting beats are sure to turn up the heat at Voodoo this year.
Modest Mouse has been around for decades, breaking into mainstream music with the platinum-selling album Good News for People Who Love Bad News in 2004. Their music is heavily influenced by groups such as Pavement, the Pixies, and Talking Heads. They’ve produced numerous hits including “Float On,” “Ocean Breathes Salty,” “Dashboard,” and the latest “Lampshades on Fire” from the album Strangers to Ourselves.
Celebrating over a decade of making music, Gregg Gillis has just released All Day, his fifth and latest album, as Girl Talk. This 71-minute long collage of pop music fragments is described as “his most epic, densely layered, and meticulous composed musical statement to date.” Girl Talk will perform on the Carnival stage and is a show not to be missed.
This five member group from Rochester, New York signed with Hollywood Records in 2013 and released their first studio album, How Do You Feel Now? Their music is described as “an eminently danceable DIY sound smoothie” with hits such as “Somebody New” and most notably “Tongues.” Joywave will be on the Carnival stage at 3:45 p.m.
Jane’s Addiction is one of the first bands to break into the mainstream music scene in the 1990s and became an icon in alternative music. This band also launched the first Lollapalooza in 1991 and opened the door for many other alternative rock bands from that decade, including Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Nine Inch Nails, to name a few. Their albums include Nothing’s Shocking, Ritual de lo Habitual, Strays, and The Great Escape Artist. Jane’s Addiction will perform on the Altar stage at 7:45 p.m.
One of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, The Cult has sold millions of albums and headlined countless stadiums around the world since the early 1980s. They’re known for songs like, “Brother Wolf, Sister Moon,” “Love Removal Machine,” and “Fire Woman.” The Cult is set to play on the Carnival stage at 5:45 p.m.
Deadmau5 is one of the most revered electronic music producers of our time who has headlined countless venues including the iTunes Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Governor’s Balls, and Bonnaroo. He is also the first electronic music artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine back in 2012. Deadmau5 will close Voodoo Fest this year, on the Altar stage, at 7:30 p.m.
For a full lineup and more information about this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, be sure to check out the website at worshipthemusic.com.