The lineup for New Orleans' Voodoo Experience music festival has been unveiled, and it's packed with some of music's heaviest hitters: Eminem, the Flaming Lips, and Jane's Addiction are scheduled to headline the event, which will take place Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 at the Big Easy's City Park.
The festival is Eminem's only scheduled concert for the rest of 2009; earlier this year, he played a surprise hometown show in Detroit to celebrate the release of his new album, Relapse.He also joined Jay-Z onstage at a party in Los Angeles earlier this month. Em's hip-hop crew D12 are also on the bill.
Other highlights include Kiss, Gogol Bordello, Wolfmother, Justice, the Black Keys, Eagles of Death Metal, Ween, Silversun Pickups, Janelle Monae, the Cool Kids, the Black Lips, and Mates of State.
And that's just the beginning! Meat Puppets, Mutemath, Q-Tip, Fischerspooner, Brand New, American Bang, Widespread Panic, Earl Greyhound, Squirrel Nut Zippers, All Time Low, the Knux, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Alejandro Escovedo, Shooter Jennings, and Drive-By Truckers will also perform, among others.
Per usual, there's also a mix of local blues, bluegrass, and jazz bands, including Preservation Hall Stars with Special Guests (with which MMJ's Jim James has collaborated), Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers, New Orleans Klezmer All Stars, and Cyril Neville's Blues Revue.
Three-day tickets for the Voodoo Experience go on sale today at 10 A.M. via Ticketmaster.com. Check out the festival's full lineup below.
2009 Voodoo Experience festival lineup:
The Flaming Lips
Eagles of Death Metal
The Black Keys
The Cool Kids
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Mates of State
All Time Low
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
JJ Grey & Mofro
The New Orleans Bingo! Show
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave All Stars
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Benjy Davis Project
Papa Grows Funk
DJ Soul Sister
Andrew Duhon & The Lonesome Crows
Cyril Neville's Blues Revue
John Mooney & Bleusiana
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Fleur De Tease
Little Freddie King
Preservation Hall Stars with Special Guests
Happy Talk Band
Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers
Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship?
Ratty Scurvics Singularity
Luke Winslow King
Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Road Masters with the DDBB Horns
New Orleans Klezmer All Stars
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
TBC Brass Band
Legends to Nancy
Brother Taisuck Mass Choir
Katey Red, Bid Freedia, Sissy Nobby