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Eminem, Flaming Lips, Jane’s Addiction Headline New Orleans Fest

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:



Jane’s Addiction

Widespread Panic

The Flaming Lips


Gogol Bordello


Eagles of Death Metal

The Black Keys

The Pogues


Silversun Pickups

Janelle Monae

The Cool Kids

Meat Puppets




Brand New


American Bang


Earl Greyhound

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Black Lips

Mates of State

All Time Low

Robert Randolph & the Family Band

The Knux

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

JJ Grey & Mofro

Alejandro Escovedo

Shooter Jennings

Drive-By Truckers

Eric Church


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

Rotary Downs

Andrew Duhon & The Lonesome Crows

Amanda Shaw

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


Loose Marbles

Luke Winslow King

Dan Dyer

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Road Masters with the DDBB Horns

New Orleans Klezmer All Stars


Leroy Jones

Mas Mamones


White Bitch

New Orleans Jazz Vipers

The Vettes

Lucy’s Walk

Erick Baker

TBC Brass Band


Legends to Nancy

Brother Taisuck Mass Choir

Katey Red, Bid Freedia, Sissy Nobby

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