It’s not just ghosts, ghouls and goblins haunting New Orleans on Halloween weekend this year. The Big Easy’s music lovers can also look forward to seeing many of their favorite rappers, rock stars and more at the Voodoo Experience Festival 2010, set to take place at City Park in New Orleans from October 29-31 this year.
On Thursday (June 17) the festival announced that its lineup will include musicians such as Drake, Muse and Ozzy Osbourne among the high-profile performers. When the announcement was made at midnight, the fest’s official website crashed for several hours, according to Hit Fix, possibly indicating an unprecedented interest in this year’s show.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than with a performance in New Orleans,” Osbourne said in a press release. This year marks the Prince of Darkness’ first appearance at the Voodoo Experience Festival, now coming up on its 12th year.
Other Voodoo performers include Weezer, MGMT, Metric, Hot Chip, Interpol, Florence and the Machine, Paul Van Dyk and deadmau5. Several local New Orleans acts will also be on hand, including Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds, the Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen.
Tickets are already on sale, with weekend passes available for $150 and VIP packages for $500.
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Don’t miss the “Drake: Better Than Good Enough” documentary , airing Wednesday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV!