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Duran Duran, Bowie Top Fests

Who better to balance out the Red Hot Chili Peppers at this year’s Voodoo Music Experience than Duran Duran?

While the Peppers are already slated to play the first day of the eighth annual fest, Duran Duran have newly signed on to headline day two. The event, which takes place in New Orleans on October 28 and 29, will also mark Duran Duran’s first U.S. festival appearance. Pre-sale tickets for $25 are still available at the festival’s website.

In other festival news (and there was a lot today), Ghostface Killah has joined the lineup for the Intonation Music Festival, set to take place June 24-25 in Chicago’s Union Park. Other artists slated to perform at the festival include the Streets, Lady Sovereign, the Stills, Bloc Party, Jon Brion, and the Constantines. Tickets are on sale via the festival’s site.

Not content to just perform at a festival, David Bowie has announced plans to curate his own. The Arcade Fire-loving artist will helm the inaugural High Line Festival, which will be held in May 2007 in neighborhoods underneath the High Line, a public park being created on an abandoned elevated railway on Manhattan’s west side, according to

Bowie will perform at High Line in his first show in New York since 2003, and he’ll pick the artists who will take the stage during the fest. “I’ve been particularly excited about seeking out emerging artists and giving them a place in a festival that will also feature some very well-known names,” he told

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