Believe it or not, Green Day is not the only band playing New Orleans' Voodoo Music Experience in October: the fest organizers have announced the rest of its lineup, which will now include Neil Young and Crazy Horse and the ubiquitous Jack White, as well as Silversun Pickups, Skrillex, and the Avett Brothers — and not, despite his seemingly best efforts, Frank Ocean.
Voodoo began in 1999 and has nearly always been held at New Orleans City Park, except in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck two months before the fest's start date, forcing organizers to split the shows between New Orleans and Memphis. The New Orleans performances that year turned into a free welcome-home and tribute show for residents and first responders to the catastrophe.
This year's iteration runs October 26-28 and tickets are already available.
Voodoo Music Experience 2012 Updated Lineup: Green Day, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Skrillex, The Avett Brothers, Kaskade, Justice, Silversun Pickups, AWOLNATION, Dave Stewart, Gary Clark Jr., Bootsy Collins, Étienne de Crécy, K'Naan, JFK of MSTRKRFT, Tomahawk, Thomas Dolby, Say Anything, Die Antwoord, Modestep, Toots and The Maytals, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Gaslamp Killer, Borgore, Nervo, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, The Features, Dev, Delta Rae, Soul Rebels, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, DJ QBert & D-Styles of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, DallasK, Jim-E Stack, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, Infantree, Treme Brass Band, Lil Band O' Gold, CC Adcock and The Lafayette Marquis, The Revivalists, Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton doing James Booker, Ingrid Lucia presents New Orleans Nightengales, Force Feed Radio, Marcia Ball, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Paul Sanchez, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Andy Suzuki and The Method, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 101 Runners feat Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Beverly Skillz, Pimps of Joytime, Star and Dagger, TBC Brass Band, Tribute to Jimmy's Music Club Models, Dash Rip Rock, Sexdog & Stephie and The Whitesox, Supagroup, Noisician Coalition, Lost Bayou Ramblers with Preservation Hall Horns, Luke Winslow King, Leo Jackson and The Melody Clouds, Royal Teeth, Carmine P. Filthy, Unicorn Fukr, Rekanize, Big History, Christopher Joseph, Christoph Andersson, Fleur de Tease with Special Guests, Debauche, Chicano Batman, St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus, Mainline, Money Mitch