This year the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience will ring in its 15th anniversary on Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans. As if that wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, it has just been revealed that Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails will headline the annual event.
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor commented on the blockbuster news, saying, “Recently I haven't spent nearly enough time in my favorite city in the world and I'm happy to announce I'm bringing Nine Inch Nails to New Orleans for Voodoo.”
While Nine Inch Nails have played at Voodoo in the past, this will mark Pearl Jam’s first time at the festival, as well as their first show in the city of New Orleans since 2010. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready is more than happy to be getting back to the city though, expressing, “New Orleans is one of the most musically and culturally rich cities in the world. We've played some of our most memorable shows there and can't wait to return this November.”
In addition to Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam, the first 15 Voodoo 2013 acts have been revealed and they include Reznor’s other project How To Destroy Angels, Alkaline Trio and the Gaslight Anthem, just to name a few. With more bands to be announced soon, rock is definitely making a presence at Voodoo this year.
The festival will be moving into their new permanent home at City Park’s Festival Grounds this year too. Festival and camping credentials are now available on the official Voodoo website.