Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
October 28-30, 2016
Like most festivals, here in New Orleans and elsewhere, the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience started out small and, over time, exploded into a mega-event spanning several days and drawing big names and even bigger numbers.
Over its first 15 years, Voodoo has booked over 2,000 acts and has drawn more than a million people, along with some of the top acts on the contemporary popular music scene. It is now second only to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in annual attendance figures.
This year’s Voodoo will take place on Halloween weekend, from Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th.
The festival, which invites attendees to “Worship the Music,” is held annually at the Festival Grounds in City Park. Four unique performance areas, each of which is enhanced by the use of interactive art, will feature top-tier and innovative artists from a variety of musical genres, all of which reflect the multitude of cultures that define the New Orleans demographic.
This year’s lineup is as stellar as it has been in previous years. Voodoo 2016 headliners include Tool, Arcade Fire, The Weekend and dozens more.
Other acts among those announced for 2016 include:
- The Chainsmokers
- Band of Horses
- Cage the Elephant
- Kevin Gates
- Die Antwoord
- Porter Robinson
- Tory Lanez
And many more! For a full lineup of musical acts by day, visit the Voodoo Official Musical Lineup.
Voodoo Fest also features a wide variety of food specialties, many of which can only be found in New Orleans and south Louisiana. Artwork and local crafts will also be on hand for display and sale.
The organizers of Voodoo have negotiated special discounted rates with some local hotels for visiting festivalgoers. To view a list of those hotels, along with rates and reservation information, click here.
Parking and Transportation
Special parking arrangements are available for those who choose to drive to the festival site. Parking passes can be purchased online for the full three days from $60- $100, depending on location.
Three-day, $60 shuttle passes are also available for those who are interested in booking transportation to and from the festival grounds. Shuttles will run between the Hyatt Regency in downtown New Orleans and City Park. More locations may be added.
To purchase a parking pass, shuttle service or locker access, visit the event’s website.
Under normal conditions, City Park is located just a short, 15-minute drive from the French Quarter and downtown. However, during Voodoo Fest you can likely expect to hit some additional traffic as you near the festival site. Parking restrictions will likely be in effect and illegally parked vehicles may be towed at the owners’ expense.
Be advised it is illegal to park on the grassy medians between the lanes of major streets, as well as too close to driveways and fire hydrants or in specially designated zones such as freight, handicapped or passenger zones. Additional information regarding general parking restrictions can be found here.
Due to increased traffic and parking demands, it is highly recommended to take advantage of public transportation to get to and from the fest site. The North Carrollton Branch of the Canal Streetcar Line will take you from downtown right up to the main gates of City Park. You can catch the Canal Streetcar along any one of many stops downtown and ask the conductor for a transfer to the North Carrollton Line. Fares are $1.25 each way, transfers included.
City buses may also be running along Esplanade Avenue that will bring you close to City Park. Check out the streetcar and bus schedules on the Regional Transportation Authority website.
For More Information
For more details and the most up-to-date information about Voodoo 2015, check out their website at www.worshipthemusic.com.
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