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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Like most festivals, here in New Orleans and elsewhere, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience started out small and, over time, exploded into a mega-event spanning several days and drawing big names and even bigger numbers.

Voodoo has booked over 2,000 acts and has drawn more than a million people, along with some of the top acts on the contemporary popular music scene. It is now second only to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in annual attendance figures. 2018 marks the festivals 20th year.

The Event

This year’s Voodoo will take place on Halloween weekend, from Friday, October 26th through Sunday, October 28th.

The festival, which invites attendees to “Worship the Music,” is held annually at the Festival Grounds in City Park. Four unique performance areas, each of which is enhanced by the use of interactive art, will feature top-tier and innovative artists from a variety of musical genres, all of which reflect the multitude of cultures that define the New Orleans demographic.


This year’s lineup is as stellar as it has been in previous years. Voodoo 2018 headliners include Mumford and Sons, Marilyn Manson, Childish Gambino, and dozens more.

Other acts among those announced for 2018 include:

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Odesza
  • Modest Mouse
  • The Revivalists
  • Zeds Dead
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Awolnation
  • Ty Dollar $ign
  • Lettuce

And many more! For a full lineup of musical acts by day, visit the Voodoo Official Musical Lineup.

Voodoo Fest also features a wide variety of food specialties, many of which can only be found in New Orleans and south Louisiana. Artwork and local crafts will also be on hand for display and sale.

Getting There

Due to increased traffic and parking demands, it is highly recommended to take advantage of public transportation to get to and from the fest site. The North Carrollton Branch of the Canal Streetcar Line will take you from downtown right up to the main gates of City Park. You can catch the Canal Streetcar along any one of many stops downtown and ask the conductor for a transfer to the North Carrollton Line. Fares are $1.25 each way, transfers included.

City buses may also be running along Esplanade Avenue that will bring you close to City Park. Check out the streetcar and bus schedules on the Regional Transportation Authority website.

For More Information

For more details and the most up-to-date information about Voodoo 2018, check out their website at

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