By Philip Cosores
One of the last music festival lineups of the season has just shown its cards, and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience seems to have benefited from the late announcement in terms of the uniqueness of its overall 2015 lineup.
Headlining this year’s event, which will be held from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in New Orleans, will be Florence + the Machine and Jack U on Friday; Ozzy Osbourne featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash on Saturday; and Zac Brown Band and Deadmau5 on Sunday.
And while the headliners will incorporate country, rock and EDM into the mix, the rest of the lineup will expand the fest’s multi-genre pull, including appearances from Jane’s Addiction, Modest Mouse, Chance the Rapper and Alesso.
But it is further down the lineup that Voodoo grabs some names not appearing on many other lineups, like electronic pioneer Giorgio Moroder, former My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way, Santigold, Babes in Toyland, The Cult and The Joy Formidable.
This will be the 17th year of the festival, and tickets go on sale Tuesday, with three-day passes running a modest $150, and VIP coming in at $500.
Voodoo 2015 Lineup
Florence + the Machine
Ozzy Osbourne featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash
Zac Brown Band
Chance the Rapper
Third Eye Blind
Joey Bada$$ and the Soul Rebels
The Joy Formidable
Babes in Toyland
Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective
Nina Las Vegas
The Temperance Movement
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas
Here Come the Mummies
Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium
Mississippi Rail Company
The Ludlow Thieves
St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus
Carmine P. Filthy & a Boy Named Ruth
Kompression with Unicorn Fukr and Herb Christopher