Post by Sgt. Blotter on May 15, 2012 16:48:26 GMT -5
Just read the link they planned to do it in '05 but scrapped it because of Katrina. I waited too long to buy a ticket and then when they downsized it they stopped selling tickets and only first responders could get new tix. Was really bummed about missing that NIN show.
Camping at City Park just seems like a bad idea. It'll get cold, and there will be plenty of action on Frenchmen latenight. Surely we get a Gary Clark Jr HOB set
Welcome to the 14th annual Voodoo Experience. Over the years we’ve seen some amazing performances on our stages. One in particular was Green Day in 2004. Between that blistering performance and their emotional return post Katrina at the re-opening of the Super Dome, the band has always held a special spot in our hearts. They are currently in the studio working on 3 records to be released this fall so we are excited that they picked Voodoo as their only U.S. festival of 2012. Also from Northern California we have one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Playing Voodoo for the first time we are honored to announce Neil Young & Crazy Horse have joined the ritual.
While it will be a few weeks before we announce the entire line-up we wanted to share a few more pieces of the Voodoo puzzle. Also celebrating Halloween weekend with us in New Orleans will be Skrillex, Justice, AWOLNATION, Bootsy Collins, Tomahawk, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, K’Naan, Gary Clark Jr. and more.
I'm really excited about Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Tomahawk! I haven't seen Mike Pattons since '05 during the Fantomas/Melvins tour. I've seen Tomahawk a couple of times but it was after their first album, when they opened for Tool in '02. And I've only see Neil Young solo
Jan 16 Disclosure
Feb 7 Umphrey's McGee
Mar 15 Dropkick Murphys
May 16 Mastodon / Gojira / Kvelertak
May 31 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Jun 21 John Butler Trio
Jul 11 DMB
Jul 25-27 Newport Folk
Aug 19 Arcade Fire
Oct 25 Fleetwood Mac
Eff camping in the park! That would take away from the fest in my opinion! It might be cool if you hated NOLA or something crazy like that... I just booked our room @ the DoubleTree by Harrah's. $189 a night but that was actually one of the cheapest still available on hotels.com... Unless I wanted to stay way outside of the quarter.
Excited to see Bootsy and Neil, both will be firsts for me. Preservation Hall is always a treat, but an expected treat.
Wow, I was going to recommend the Queen & Crescent, but that shit is already booked solid for Voodoo. It's only a couple of blocks away from Harrah's and we used to book rooms there for like $80 a night. Nice hotel for that price. I'm glad I don't have to worry about hotels in nola anymore. Also, I agree...fuuuuck camping in the park! There will be shows going down after the headliners at venues on frenchmen, in the quarter, and many other places around town.
There will be $1.50 shuttles to the quarter right after the fest, but I imagine you'd have to take a streetcar and/or cab to get back to your camp depending on what time it was. I would just drive instead of waiting on all that mess though though.
Do you guys think they will do shuttles? That would be an interesting predicament for on-site campers.
hmmm I think I'm confused by your question. The way I see it, camping will be close to the festival grounds, maybe even (I'm assuming here) have a dedicated entrance of some sort? Proximity would be the entire benefit of camping IMO, if I was camping and still had to take a damn shuttle to the grounds I'd be pissed.
as far as post show getting back to the FQ is concerned, its always a clusterquack. loooooooong taxi lines, loooooong bus and streetcar lines. in the past we have just driven and parked on zachary taylor blvd and cut through the park.
I forget the NOLA is an actual city at times with mass transit. I still feel like camping would be the way to go, price-wise. I also know nothing about Voodoo, or NOLA in general, I'm quacking stoked you guys just got what you got.
Post by Sgt. Blotter on May 17, 2012 8:16:09 GMT -5
Justice played Voodoo '09 and he was on the 2nd big stage. They got rid of that stage and made a giant raver area where the Bingo Circus tent always was. I would count on Justice and Skrillex being on that stage, there's enough room for everyone that would want to be there to check it out.
Honestly, Prodigy or Daft Punk are the only electronica type bands that would get a main stage slot at Voodoo with the way they have it set up.