New Orleans’ always has an off-the-wall lineup that you won’t really find elsewhere and this year’s edition is certainly no exception. Having , , and & at the top says about all you need to know about this festival – but the randomness doesn’t stop there. Here’s a quick look back at the past three Voodoos and a closer look at this year’s Fest.

2009

, , , and The made for one majorly bizarre and enjoyable melange of headlining performances. Notably, The Pogues’ surly Sunday afternoon set on November 1st was quite the memorable train wreck of a set that sticks out in memory above all-else from the weekend. A fitting show to watch after a lengthy night out in New Orleans.

2010

Powerful, heavy rock in three very different flavors from , and contrasted with , & Deadmau5. However, a sneaky Sunday set by highlighted the weekend and stole the show.

Crowd at Voodoo 2011 || Photo by Jimmy Grotting

2011

Last year, , , The , , and charted yet another high score on the eclectic meter. The ’ Sunday set was the legendary NOLA band’s first appearance in the Big Easy in a half-decade – a surprisingly strong and mostly tight set that was a high point of not only the weekend but the entire year.

A closer look at 2012

While and have played almost every major U.S. festival this year, there are a number of more surprising acts on the 2012 bill (like Tomahawk and Dave Stewart) that fit right in with Voodoo’s unique tradition of wild programming – a festival always managing to toss a few wild cards into the mix.

Seeking other weirdness? Look no further than (although I wouldn’t personally recommend it), (would definitely recommend it) and/or (don’t know anything about it but a name like that suggests its not gonna be a whitebread set you’d wanna bring your folks to).

fans once again will get their fill in with Skrillex, and anchoring yet another lineup featuring a who’s who in the modern electronic scene.

and the Runnin’ Pardners @ Tipitina’s – 2/20/12 || Photo by Jimmy Grotting

Out-of-towners seeking a taste of New Orleans? Besides the Creole Eats area, there’s a full harvest of NOLA acts playing (as always) and you definitely won’t wanna sleep on , and the Runnin’ Pardners, , or The , among many others.

The countdown to October 26th begins… and in the same weekend?! There’s your ticket puncher right there.

WORSHIP THE RITUAL

Ghost Pharaoh @ Voodoo Experience 2011 || Photo by Jimmy Grotting

VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2012 LINEUP


&
Jack White
SKRILLEX





Etienne De’ Crecy
K’NAAN
JFK of





Toots & The Maytals

The

Nervo




The
& The Runnin’ Pardners
DJ QBERT & D-Styles of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz


Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
101 Runners Featuring

CC Adcock & The Lafatyette Marquis
Force Feed Radio
+ Pres Hall Horns
Johnny V., Doing
The

Andy Suzuki & The Method
Ingrid Lucia Presents New Orleans Nightengales
Lil Band O’Gold



Cedric Watson


Star & Dagger
TBC Brass Band
Supagroup

Luke Winslow King
Leo Jackson & The Melody Clouds of Joy

Carmine P. Filthy

Rekanize

Christopher Joseph
Christoph Andersson
Fleur De Tease with Special Guests


St. Cecilia’s Asylum Chorus
Mainline
Money Mitch
To Jimmy’s Music Club Featuring Models, Dash Rip Rock and Stephie & The Whitesox

Don’t miss this one folks, for serious:

TOMAHAWK

LUKE WINSLOW KING

BOOTSY COLLINS

TOOTS & THE MAYTALS

-54-46 Was My Number Live at Printemps de Bourges 2009

To see LMB NOLA’s extensive coverage of last year’s festival, go here.