The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience returns to New Orleans’ City Park this weekend for its 16th annual Halloween event.
Star attractions among this year’s 79 acts include Ritual Stage headliners Foo Fighters, the Dave Grohl-led rock band currently featured in the HBO music-documentary series “Sonic Highways”; British rock band Arctic Monkeys; and Outkast, the Grammy-winning rap duo that returned to the stage this year to mark its 20th anniversary.
Running Friday through Sunday, Voodoo Experience 2014 features another star on the comeback trail, Lauryn Hill. After achieving fame with hip-hop and rhythm-and-blues group The Fugees, Hill’s solo album debut, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” won a record-breaking five Grammy awards.
Other rock bands on this year’s bill include Thirty Second to Mars, featuring Jared Leto, the singer and actor who won an Oscar in March for his role in the New Orleans-filmed drama “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Electronic music acts, including Skrillex, Pretty Lights and Zedd, will dominate their usual spot, Le Plur Stage.
Voodoo Experience continues to showcase local acts on the festival’s Flambeau Stage. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, the Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Bonerama and rising New Orleans rock singer-guitarist Benjamin Booker are sharing the Flambeau Stage with such visiting acts as Manchester Orchestra, Red Baraat and that veteran ska-funk-punk-rock group from Los Angeles, Fishbone.
Single-day Voodoo Experience admission is $73 ($99 as of Thursday, 12:01 a.m.). Single-day-only admission can be purchased through Sunday, if available. Any-day single-day admission is no longer available.
Three-day general-admission prices are $195 ($215 as of Thursday, 12:01 a.m.).
Three-day Loa VIP admission is $550 ($600 as of Thursday, 12:01 a.m.). Three-day Loa VIP parking is $50.
Three-day Rites admission is $2,500 for a two-person package ($3,000 as of Thursday, 12:01 a.m.). Camp Voodoo admission is $3,500 for a two-person package.
Orders for three-day admission (general, Loa VIP or RITES) placed after Oct. 20 are no longer being shipped. They only will be available for pick-up-at-will-call starting Friday. Single-day admission is all print-at-home.
Tickets are available at the festival’s website at http://worshipthemusic.com.
The festival and MiO Liquid Water Enhancer will offer free water to all attendees. Watering stations will be placed throughout the festival grounds.
Local and regional restaurants and food vendors will be in the festival marketplace, including Gazebo, Dia De Los Tamales, Papa’s Roux House and Rusty Pelican.
The Voodoo Express provides round-trip shuttle service between the Hyatt Regency and City Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Three-day round-trip Voodoo Express cost is $60. Single-day round-trip Voodoo Express is $20 per day. Purchase at http://worshipthemusic.com/shuttle.
Voodoo Experience has four official parking lots: General Admission (at the LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, available for purchase by all credential holders); Ritual Parking (included in the price of Rites credentials); Loa Parking (for exclusive purchase by Loa VIP credential holders); and Camp Voodoo (included in the price of Camp Voodoo credentials).
Additional general admission public lots will be added.
Personal lockers are available for rent at http://worshipthemusic.com/lockers.