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11 Can’t-miss acts at VooDoo Fest 2015

City Park will transform into a world-class music and art venue this weekend, much to the delight (or consternation) of Mid City residents. VooDoo Fest 2015 returns and promises another exciting “experience.”

Friday Oct. 30 to Sunday Nov. 1 will be packed with art installations and musical acts. Whether you are going for a single day or on a festival pass, these are the can’t-miss performances.


Friday Oct. 30

8:30 p.m.Jason Isbell left the Drive By Truckers and hasn’t looked back. His solo work is some of the best American songwriting today.

9:30 p.m.Florence + The Machine is both ethereal and grounded. Don’t ask how she does it.


Saturday Oct. 31

2:15 p.m.The Struts are young rockers and you’ll be able to brag that you saw them first.

3:35 p.m.Fantastic Negrito makes roots music that tells today’s tales of urban decay with “uncut realness”.

6:15 p.m.Santigold makes you dance. She just does.

6:45 p.m.Babes in Toyland has reunited to bring back their punk aesthetic to a commercial world.

7:45 p.m.Jane’s Addiction is one of the best bands to come out of the L.A. scene in the 1980s.

9:30 p.m.Ozzy Osbourne is still alive. I know, right? And he has Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash playing with him for this show.


Sunday Nov. 1

3:30 p.m.Chance the Rapper is from Chicago and seriously puts a certain other Chicago rapper who may have married a Kardashian to shame.

5:00 p.m.Zac Brown Band plays southern rock. They remain above the fray of “bruntry” (bro-country) that currently litters pop country radio.

5:45 p.m.The Cult has been on-again off-again more than a junior high school couple and have over 30 years of an evolving punk/metal sound.


Single day tickets are $99 until Oct. 29 when the price increases to $125. Three-day passes are $195 until Oct. 29 when they increase to $250. Children 10 and under are free and the festival offers a “Tag-a-Kid” program at their Guest Services tent to help identify your child should you be separated.


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