The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, formerly Voodoo Music Experience, commonly referred to as Voodoo or Voodoo Fest, is a multi-day music and arts festival held in City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana. It was first held on Halloween weekend in 1999. It has since moved between the weekend before Halloween and Halloween weekend throughout the years. The festival returned to Halloween weekend in 2009.
The Voodoo Experience has hosted over 2000 artists and close to a million fans over its 14-year tenure and has been twice nominated for Pollstar's Music Festival of the Year.
The Voodoo Experience is known for its blending of high-profile national artists from all genres such as Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tiesto, Nine Inch Nails, Kiss, Deadmau5, The Black Keys, Neil Young, Green Day, Snoop Dogg, Duran Duran, R.E.M., My Chemical Romance, 50 Cent and 311 with local Louisiana musicians including The Original Meters, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, and Dr. John among many more.
Famous quotes containing the words experience and/or voodoo:
“I have found little that is good about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.”
—Sigmund Freud (18561939)
“Do do that voodoo that you do so well.”
—Cole Porter (18931964)