Headliners announced for 2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest

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POSTED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:15pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:37pm

Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and Daryl Hall and John Oates are among the acts headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

The spring music festival spans seven days over two weekends and features hundreds of Louisiana artists in such genres as jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, Cajun and zydeco. They include such favorites as Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews.

Other national acts included this year are Earth Wind and Fire, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Widespread Panic and B.B. King.

The 2013 festival will be held on April 26-28 and May 2-5. Advanced single-day tickets for Jazz Fest, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are only $45 through Tuesday, January 29, when the price will be $50. The gate price ticket will again be $65. 

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