Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys top the lineup at the 16th Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. As always, the festival takes place Halloween weekend in City Park. This year’s dates are Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.
Other acts at the 2014 Voodoo festival include Zedd, Pretty Lights, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Slayer, AWOLNATION, Rise Against, Flux Pavilion, Fedde Le Grand, Death From Above 1979, Slayer, Fishbone, the Melvins, Fuel, the Wild Feathers, Gogol Bordello and more.
The New Orleans talent includes Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Big Freedia, Rebirth Brass Band, Royal Teeth, Bonerama and Soul Rebels.
Voodoo’s announcement of Foo Fighters’ headlining spot at the festival follows the band’s recent recording and filming trek to cities across the country, including New Orleans; Chicago; New York; Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tennessee; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; and Seattle.
Foo Fighters wrote and recorded songs in each city for the group’s upcoming 20th anniversary album. The New Orleans sessions took place at Preservation Hall. The band also performed a surprise show at the hall on May 17.
Foo Fighters’ journey was filmed for an upcoming HBO documentary series called “Sonic Highways.”
“This is a musical map of America,” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says in an HBO teaser for the series.
Voodoo festival tickets, credentials and camp passes go on sale Friday, June 27, at www.worshipthemusic.com. Prices for three-day general admission are $150; three-day VIP $350; VIP credentials with parking $400; Rites of Passage for two people that include backstage access and additional privileges are $2,000 presale price and $2,500 on June 27 or after. Camp Voodoo (luxury camping) for two people, including artist credentials for special access and privileges, are $3,000 presale price and $3,500 on June 27 or after. The ready-to-go, prebuilt safari tents include beds, linens, furniture, carpet, electricity, reserved parking, premium showers, bathrooms, 24-hour security and medical assistance, breakfast and late-night snacks.
The festival’s daily lineup will be announced in September.