The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, formerly the Voodoo Music Experience and commonly referred to as Voodoo or Voodoo Fest, is a multi-day music and arts festival held in New Orleans, Louisiana’s City Park.
The Voodoo Experience has hosted over 2000 artists and close to a million fans over its 15-year tenure,] and has been twice nominated for Pollstar's Music Festival of the Year. It was acquired by Live Nation Entertainment in 2013.
The Voodoo Experience is known for its blending of high-profile national artists from all genres such as Pearl Jam, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Muse, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tiesto, Nine Inch Nails, KISS, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, The Black Keys, Neil Young, Green Day, Snoop Dogg, Duran Duran, R.E.M., My Chemical Romance, 50 Cent and 311 with local Louisiana musicians including The Original Meters, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, and Dr. John among many more.
Since its 1999 Halloween weekend debut, the annual event has become a Halloween tradition to music fans, both locally and others who travel from around the world. Throughout Voodoo’s 15-year run, more than one million music lovers have gathered to see performances from over 2,000 artists. The event has also been twice nominated for Pollstar's Music Festival of the Year and in 2005, Voodoo founder Stephen Rehage and his team were presented with a key to the city, following the Voodoo 2005 post-Katrina event.
Voodoo’s annual line-up traditionally features top-tier and innovative artists from a variety of musical genres, which also reflects the cultural gumbo that defines its New Orleans home.