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- Posted on Jun 17th 2010 1:24PM by Linda Laban
In a press release, heavy metal hero Ozzy Osbourne, a first-timer at Voodoo said, "I can't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween then with a performance in New Orleans."
Other confirmed artists include MGMT, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Paul van Dyk, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5, Street Sweeper Social Club, Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, Jonsi, Eagles of Death Metal, Cage the Elephant, the Airborne Toxic Event, Minus the Bear, Janelle Monae and a reconvened Interpol.
This year's festival will feature a wide variety of musical genres including electronic artists, who've been mostly overlooked in past years. Also, the festival will honor the city's musical bedrock of traditional jazz and Delta blues while exploring new collaborations including collaborations by Preservation Hall Jazz Band with the Stanton Moore Trio and Anders Osborne; Robert Walter with Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars featuring Tab Benoit; and Uncle Lionel Batiste with Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm.
The performances will be held in New Orleans historic City Park, near the famed French Quarter. Tickets for the Voodoo Experience can be purchased at the festival's official website. For a limited time, three-day weekend tickets are $150; VIP passes are $500.