Voodoo Music Experience 2012

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THE BASICS

WHERE: New Orleans, LA
WHEN: October 26-28, 2012
TICKETS: $190 3-day pass
CAMPING: Yes
WEBSITE: Official Site

THE SCENE

The Voodoo Experience is a 3-day music and arts festival held every Halloween weekend in City Park located in New Orleans, LA. It has established itself as one of the most diverse music festivals in the US since its beginning 12 years ago. 2012 will mark the 14th anniversary of the “Ritual.” Those familar with the festival have grown to worship the various areas and their french-inspired names. The festival is separated into 4 distinct areas: Le Ritual, Le Plur, Le Flambeau and Le Carnival. Each area was designed to showcase the unique personalities of the festival and New Orleans. “Le Ritual” features more mainstream music, “Le Plur” features Electronic/Dance, “Le Flambeau” features sounds consistent with the hometown style of the Big Easy, and “Le Carnival” features indie bands, burlesque, and circus acts. This year we’ve added a new area to the festival that will feature carnival rides and a new music stage, Deja Voodoo.

2012 LINEUP

  • METALLICA
  • NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
  • JACK WHITE
  • SKIRLLEX
  • THE AVETT BROTHERS
  • KASKADE
  • JUSTICE
  • SILVERSUN PICKUPS
  • AWOLNATION
  • DAVE STEWART
  • GARY CLARK JR.
  • BOOTSY COLLINS
  • ETIENNE CE CRECY
  • K’NAAN
  • JFK OF MSTRKRFT
  • TOMAHAWK
  • THOMAS DOLBY
  • SAY ANYTHING
  • DIE ANTWOORD
  • MODESTEP
  • TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS
  • PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ bAND
  • THE GASLAMP KILLER
  • BORGORE
  • NERVO
  • THE NEW ORLEANS BINGO! SHOW
  • THE FEATURES
  • DEV
  • DELTA RAE
  • SOULD REBELS
  • GEORGE PORTER JR. & RUNNING PARDENERS
  • DJ QBUERT
  • DALLASK
  • JIM-E STACK
  • SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS
  • MYNAMEISJOHNMICHAEL
  • INFANTREE
  • LIL BAND O’GOLD
  • C.C. ADCOCK
  • THE REVIVIALISTS
  • MARCIA BALL
  • THE VETTES
  • JOHNNY VIDACOVICH
  • JAMES SINGLETON
  • HENRY BUTLER
  • INGRID LUCIA
  • IRMA THOMAS
  • ANDERS OSBORNE
  • 101 RUNNERS
  • BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX
  • TREME BRASS BAND
  • FORCE FEED RADIO
  • LEE BAINS III & THE GLORE FIRES
  • PAUL CANCHEZ
  • LITTLE FREDDIE KING
  • ANDY SUZIK AND THE METHOD
  • ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART
  • BEVERLY SKILLZ
  • PIMPS OF JOYTIME
  • STAR & DAGGER
  • TBC BRASS BAND
  • MODES
  • SEXDOG
  • SUPAGROUP
  • BIG AL CARLSON
  • STEPHIE & THE WHITESOX
  • NOISICIAN COALITION
  • LUKE WINSLOW KING
  • DASH RIP ROCK
  • LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS
  • LEO JACKSON MELODY CHORUS
  • ROYAL TEETH
  • CARMIN P. FILTHY
  • UNICORN FUKR
  • REKANIZE
  • BIG HISTORY
  • CHRISTOPH ANDERSSON
  • FLEUR DE TEASE
  • DEBAUCHE
  • CHICANO BATMAN
  • ST. CECILIA’S ASYLUM CHORUS
  • MAINLINE BRASS BAND
  • CHRISTOPER JOESPH
  • MONEY MITCH

26 Comments

  • January 17, 2012

    GREG RAPER

    PLEASE SENT ME ALL INFO ON THIS YEARS FESTIVAL!!! THANKS A LOT, GREG RAPER…

  • February 19, 2012

    Marlena

    I would love line up information as soon as its available thx so much

  • March 9, 2012

    Heather Childress

    I would like to see the 2012 lineup please

  • April 7, 2012

    Dalila

    Line up please..

  • May 3, 2012

    Kervin Thompson

    Voodoo 2012 music line up

  • May 4, 2012

    Amber

    When does the early-bird special end and when will line up be released? Thank you!

  • May 7, 2012

    Esmeralda

    I need the line up for this ASAP por favor!

  • May 9, 2012

    Matt mcmaster

    Could I have the line up please

  • May 10, 2012

    Georgette

    Please reply with line up and ending date for early bird 3-day pass. Thanks!

  • June 1, 2012

    landon

    not to happy with the lineup…

  • June 6, 2012

    farrahdactyl

    Camping?? Are you sure? The only camping ive seen at voodoo is sleeping in your car in city park, if you want to risk you life

  • June 14, 2012

    chuck

    Camping at Voodoo? That is awesome. It will be nice to camp at a fest when its not 100 degrees outside. New Orleans in Oct is pretty sweet!

  • June 16, 2012

    Denise Hale

    When will the rest of the headliners be announced? The Black Keys and Jack White would be awesome! Lady GaGa perhaps? Anxiously awaiting further announcements. . .

  • July 9, 2012

    Russell Kolb

    Would love to be updated on the line up. As previously stated I’d love to see The Black Keys, but especially Jack White.

    Lookin forward to the updates……

    Thanks,

    Russell

  • July 13, 2012

    Cindy Nankee

    Did I just hear on the radio Avett brothers and Jack White?

  • July 29, 2012

    julie dubois

    greenday lineup please????

  • August 20, 2012

    jennyhell

    How about the shins, father john misty, alabama shakes, band of skulls, the civil wars, lana del ray, trampled by turtles…

  • August 21, 2012

    britney

    how about the awesome band tie die love affair :)))))))

  • August 23, 2012

    reenie

    odd question. i’ve never been to voodoo (been other major festivals, lolla, etc). we are in wisconsin but thinking of trekking down because our boys (they’re little, please don’t groan at bringing them to a festival) are massive Green Day and Jack White fans and to see them both in one shot would be their dream come true. at lolla, it’s pretty easy to stake out a spot on the side, on grassy hills etc at main stages if you’re willing to camp out early. is this the case at voodoo? obviously, we need to keep them safe so we can’t be in the middle of the crowd like we normally would but i don’t want to drive 16 hours and have them be unable to see anything. if you’ve been there, can you let me know more about the layout? thanks.

    • October 3, 2012

      Zuluman

      you’ll be fine. you don’t need to campout at all. i’m a new orleans native and go every year. although the atmosphere is a bit more adultish, foccused around ages 17-23 but yea have fun. if you really want to campout, it’ll be in a swampy mosquito filled park called new orleans city park. i highly suggest a hotel

  • August 23, 2012

    Cabrini Dads' Club

    Park at Cabrini High School as it’s safe, secure parking within walking distance of the park. Cabrini is across from the St. Louis cemetary at the end of Esplanade Ave near Bayou St. John.

  • September 16, 2012

    tanner

    reenie, compared to lolla voodoo is a ghostown, not that its be a bad thing at all, especially given your situation. i hit both last year and was shocked at the difference, voodoo is a thousand times more manouverable than lolla. i can’t say i was especially sober to recall the layout per say, but i had absolutely no trouble walking up to the front of most any stage and could just as easily back off a bit and even sit in the field with lots of space and solid sight lines. with that said i don’t recall hills, the mainstage had a raised VIP platform on the one side but otherwise pretty flat as i recall, but like i say you don’t need hills, 4 hour advance stakeouts or anything like that for voodoo

  • So love Green Day …Metallica=not so much…:(

    • October 15, 2012

      MusicFestivalJunkies

      Yeah. Guessing that Green Day fans aren’t so much Metallica fans…

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