Black Keys, Phoenix, and Frank Ocean All Set to Play New Orleans Jazz Fest
Also: Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, John Mayer, Maroon 5
The lineup for this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fesival is out, and it once again boasts plenty of famous rockers at the top.
The Black Keys, Phoenix, and Frank Ocean join a bill that’s topped with Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Widespread Panic. Hall & Oates’ Daryl Hall and John Oates, blues legend B.B. King, soul icons Earth, Wind, and Fire, country’s Willie Nelson, and rising guitar-slinger Gary Clark Jr. are also on the bill.
The Black Keys will be fresh off recording material for their next album, and the gig marks Phoenix’s first confirmed U.S. date ahead of new album Bankrupt!. Foo Fighters headlined last year’s lineup alongside Tom Petty and the Eagles.
Other notable acts on this year’s bill range from Jill Scott, Jimmy Cliff, and Patti Smith to George Benson, Band of Horses, Andrew Bird, and Calexico. The festival also once again shows off local greats, including Trombone Shorty, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and Irma Thomas.
New Orleans Jazz Fest will take place April 26 to 28 and May 2 to 5 at the Big Easy’s Fair Grounds Race Course, and tickets are on sale now. Watch the fest’s 2013 lineup announcement video below.