POSTED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:34pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — The headliners for this year’s Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans have been announced. So far Green Day and Neil Young & Crazy Horse have signed on to take top bill at the three-day music festival.
The Voodoo Music Experience is held annually in City Park over Halloween Weekend. The festival is celebrated as having an eclectic lineup. This year’s roster is shaping up to fall perfectly in line with that tradition.
“I believe this year’s line-up is developing into something really special,” says Stephen Rehage, the founder/producer of Voodoo. “Green Day's set in 2004 is one of the greatest performances in the festival’s 13-year history. Having them choose to do their only U.S. show of 2012 at Voodoo is pretty extraordinary. And the confirmation of Neil Young & Crazy Horse is epic. They are one of a handful of artists that you hope to have the privilege to work with at some point in your career. It’s what you dream of when you create something like Voodoo.”
The preliminary line-up also includes: Skrillex; Justice; Tomahawk; Say Anything; Bootsy Collins; Gary Clark Jr.; and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Voodoo’s full line-up of 150 acts will be unveiled in the coming months.
Now in its 14th year, the Voodoo Experience is offering something special this year. For the first time they will include the option for on-site camping.
The inaugural camping experience will offer festival goers the chance to sleep under the stars amidst two hundred year old oak trees, picturesque lagoons and waterways of New Orleans’ historic City Park and located just steps away from the entrance to the annual Halloween weekend music celebration. Camping options range from general tent camping with basic amenities to a luxurious all-encompassing camping experience, where concertgoers can arrive to move-in-ready 10x13 safari style tents complete with cots, bedding and pillows along with exclusive VIP access throughout the weekend.