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Music Festivals

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
October 28-30, 2016

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

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 18 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.

The Event

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.


Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Arcade Fire
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
The Weeknd

This year’s lineup is as stellar as it has been in previous years. See the headliners day-by-day below:

Friday, October 28

  • The Weeknd
  • G-Eazy
  • Kevin Gates
  • Carnage
  • Foals

Saturday, October 29

  • Tool
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Die Antwoord

Sunday, October 30

  • Arcade Fire
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Band of Horses
  • STS9

...and many more each day! For a full line-up of musical acts each day, visit the festival’s official website.


Various ticket packages and prices are available. See details here:

  • 3-Day Admission Tickets: $155
  • 3-Day Loa VIP Tickets: $450
  • 1-Day Tickets: $70
To purchase, visit


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.

Getting There

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

For the most up-to-date information on Voodoo Fest, follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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