Like the citizens of New Orleans, the annual Voodoo Music Experience continues to soldier on after Hurricane Katrina.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the first band to sign on to perform at the eighth annual festival, which is set to take place October 28-29 in New Orleans, according to Billboard.com. The venue has yet to be announced.
Last year, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Tiesto, the Bravery, the New York Dolls, and Secret Machines were among the bands that played the first festival since Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.
“Beyond booking top level acts, we remain committed to the local music community,” Voodoo producer Steve Rehage said to Billboard.com. “WWOZ [‘New Orleans roots radio’] is again on board as a sponsor and we will work together to ensure that New Orleans musicians will continue to have a place at Voodoo.”
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