Voodoo Fest 2015

Start prepping your costumes, because Halloween weekend is just around the corner, and with it comes the return of a favorite fall music festival: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience! New Orleans is quickly becoming the best place in America to celebrate Halloween, with the Voodoo experience being a big reason for that (parades like Krewe of Boo, a full calendar of LGBT Halloween events, and the city’s affinity for a good costume are other reasons).

The celebration begins Oct. 30, 2015 and ends on the night of Nov. 1, 2015. The event takes place in City Park, with stages of varying sizes strategically placed throughout the festival grounds.

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“The Cone” art installation stands 30 feet tall, making it the perfect meeting place at Voodoo Fest. (Photo via Voodoo Music + Arts Experience on Facebook)

This year, the Voodoo Experience will once again present a large-scale exhibition composed of a series of interactive, site-specific installations scattered throughout City Park. The purpose of the exhibition is to provide another layer in a comprehensive, multi-sensory “experience” that elicits both physical and emotional responses from festival-goers. The vibrant pieces celebrate experimentation with technology and electronic media, along with the non-conventional use of sustainable materials. There’s also a marketplace featuring wares (think jewelry, custom hats, artwork) and services (like henna tattoos) from a variety of artisans. Local food options from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants will also be on-site. Every vendor at Voodoo accepts credit cards so there’s no need to wonder how much cash you should bring.

VooDoo Fest 2015 Lineup

Ozzy Osbourne feat. Geezer Butler, Tom Morello, and Slash – Zac Brown Band – Florence + The Machine – Jason Isbell – Metric – Jack U – Deadmau5 – Steve Angello – Modest Mouse – Alesso – Jane’s Addiction – Public Image Ltd – Chance the Rapper – Eric Prydz – Slightly Stoopid – Santigold – Girl Talk – Duke Dumont – Third Eye Blind – The Cult – Gerard Way – Giorgio Moroder – Yelawolf – Bro Safari – Clutch – Destructo – Ruby Amanfu – Peaches – Ryan Bingham – The Growlers – Dumpstaphunk – Elliphant – Flow Tribe – and many more!

Every night when the gates close, the Halloween celebration in New Orleans isn’t nearly over. The festivities move into the streets of New Orleans, where places like Frenchmen Street, the French Quarter, Uptown, and the Warehouse District will continue the celebration. Most of the local Voodoo performers will be found in local bars and clubs like Tipitina’s, the Howlin’ Wolf, One Eyed Jacks, D.B.A., Republic, House of Blues and many others. The Experience extends far beyond the gates of City Park.

Join us for an unforgettable Halloween weekend, and book your stay at New Orleans’ Most Haunted Hotel, the Hotel Monteleone!