Having established itself as the longest running U.S. music festival in the modern era–taking place every year since 1999–the VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE will celebrate its 15th anniversary November 1, 2 and 3, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. An early VOODOO Holiday pre-sale, for both entry to VOODOO and on-site camping, begins today at www.thevoodooexperience.com. The 15th anniversary VOODOO celebration will mark debut of new permanent home in historic City Park.
This special VOODOO Holiday pre-sale–of a limited number of weekend passes and special camping rates–kicks off today (Monday, December 17). VOODOO holiday prices are as follows: Weekend credentials: $99; Loa credentials (VIP): $300; Loa (VIP) credentials with parking: $350. Camping options include: Weekend Camping for (2) two persons (including Weekend Credentials for VOODOO) for $248. This option allows campers to arrive to their 12×12 site with their own tent. Amenities include: 24-hour security, medical assistance, showers, AM and PM food trucks and other activities. Loa Camping (luxury camping) for two (2) persons (including artist credentials for the special behind the fences access and Loa privileges) for $2,500. These ready-to-go, pre-built safari tents include beds, linens, furniture, carpet, electricity, premium showers, bathrooms, 24-hour security and medical assistance, breakfast, late night snacks and more.
“Fifteen years ago we started an experiment dubbed ‘worship the music,’ a project designed to follow and celebrate the drumbeat first heard in Congo Square and the evolution into what many would consider today’s modern music,” says Stephen Rehage, the founder/producer of VOODOO. “Out of those efforts came the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, a musical experiment dedicated to people who love great music of all kinds. Voodoo’s a place where you see Preservation Hall Jazz Band playing ‘St James Infirmary,’ while just across the field 73,000 people are singing along to Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name Of,’ or the spontaneous pairing of something like the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing a 12-minute unrehearsed version of ‘Clap Your Hand Say Yeah’ with the Original Meters. What started as an experiment is, now fifteen years later, something we are proud to share.”
The 15th anniversary VOODOO celebration will mark the debut of City Park’s Festival Grounds, a new permanent home for VOODOO. Home to the VOODOO since its 1999 debut–with the exception of 2005 VOODOO which was displaced by the city’s hurricane damage–New Orleans’ 1,300 acre City Park is the region’s principal recreation site that attracts over seven million visitors each year.
VOODOO is distinguished as the final musical celebration of the annual U.S. music festival season, and the 2013 VOODOO 15th anniversary weekend line-up will feature top-tier and innovative artists from a variety of musical genres, plus reflect the multitude of cultures that define this historic and beloved American city. Once again, concert-goers will worship the music at VOODOO’s six unique performance areas, each of which is enhanced by the use of interactive art.
More details about the credential options and the most up-to-date information on VOODOO 2013 can be found at www.thevoodooexperience.com. 2013 VOODOO partners include: Toyota and Bud Light. More information about the 2012 VOODOO can also be found at www.thevoodooexperience.com. The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is a Rehage Entertainment Event.
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