The Cure Joins Lineup at the Voodoo Music Experience
Iconic British rock band The Cure are the latest addition to the line-up for 2013 VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE. This marks the band's VOODOO debut and their first performance in New Orleans since 2000. The Cure join a bill led by Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and more (see below for updated line-up) for VOODOO's 15th anniversary celebration: November 1, 2 and 3.
Earlier this year, THE CURE announced a series of international headlining festival performances including stops in Latin America (Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico), the U.K., Asia (Japan and Korea), Canada and the U.S. In a recent live review, BILLBOARD (8-5-13) said the band "bounced through a set of their most recognized and festival-friendly tunes. Frontman Robert Smith led the quintet through a string of tunes that included 'Just Like Heaven,' 'Friday I'm in Love,' 'Close to Me' and 'Love Song.' The song selection was elevated by the strength of Smith's distinctive vocals, which haven't seemed to tarnish a bit over the years. The set wasn't all fun and games--moodier fare like '100 Years' and 'Disintegration' also made it to the stage--but this was the Cure at its cuddliest, and Smith made no apologies for his bubbly mood as he danced like a marionette losing it strings for much of the set."
Beyond this addition, VOODOO organizers recently announced the next wave of talent for the annual event. The updated 2013 VOODOO line-up (as of 8-14) is as follows:
Pearl Jam; Nine Inch Nails; The Cure; Calvin Harris; Bassnectar; Paramore; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Afrojack; Boys Noize; The Gaslight Anthem; Big Gigantic; How To Destroy Angels; Matt & Kim; Alkaline Trio; Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Dirty South; Desaparecidos; Beats Antique; New Found Glory; Cults; Savoy; Delta Rae; Anamanaguchi; Allen Stone; Destructo; Youngblood Hawke; ZZ Ward; Rudimental; The Revivalists; Shovels & Rope; Moon Taxi; The Olms; Keys N Krates; L.P.; G-Eazy; He's My Brother, She's My Sister; Hockey; A Silent Film; Robert DeLong; The Virginmarys; The Apache Relay; Those Darlins; Reignwolf; CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis; Ruby Amanfu; Fleur De Bris Vodu All Stars Featuring David Torkanowsky, George Porter, Jr., & Nicholas Payton; Billy Squier; John Michael Rouchell; Flow Tribe; Royal Teeth; Quintron & Miss Pussycat; Roll The Tanks; Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra; Dan Dyer; The Purrs; Andrew Duhon; The Breton Sound; Poof! The Pop Show With Carmine P. Filthy & A Boy Named Ruth; The Scorseses; Big History; Coyotes; Kinky Machine; Leopold And his Fiction Church With Unicorn Fukr, Mr. Cool Bad Guy & Guests; Leslie Blackshear Smith & Double Black Featuring Simon Lott, DJ Raymond, Shane Theriot, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Tim Green, Ivan Neville, Kiki Phillips, Mehnaz Hoosein & Erica Falls; Paul Varisco And The Milestones; Panic In Eden; Oh, Jeremiah; Hello Negro; The Real Night Tripper: Dr John Featuring George Porter, Jr., Herlin Riley, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Smokey Johnson, Shane Theriot, Chief Monk Boudreaux, Nicholas Payton, Roderick Paulin, Sarah Morrow, & Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony.
Credentials for VOODOO 2013 are available now at www.worshipthemusic.com. Prices (as of April 15) are as follows: Three-day weekend credentials: $175; Loa VIP credentials: $500; Loa VIP credentials with parking: $550; and the new Artist Credential: $1250 (minimum purchase of 2) which offers two (2) Voodoo Artist Laminates; Exclusive backstage access; Exclusive stage access; Exclusive on stage viewing deck access; One (1) complimentary reserved parking on Lelong Drive at the New Orleans Museum of Art; Complimentary golf cart shuttle from parking to backstage upon arrival; Complimentary post show golf cart shuttle back to parking; Complimentary food and drinks at the Artist Bar; Soundboard viewing areas; Access to the Loa Lounge; Access to the Loa Cargo Container Deck and Bar; Access to the Loa Front Row; Dedicated entrance at the front gate; Access to Stella! Restaurant Loa location; Access to Aiden Gill for Men Loa location; Access to the Mike Theis Best Seats in the House Bar; Daily drink specials; Air conditioned restrooms; Complimentary massages from Blue Cliff College; Complimentary carnival rides; Concierge guest services.
Camping options include: Weekend Camping for (2) two persons for $50; Weekend Camping for (2) two persons with parking for $65. This option allows campers to arrive to their 12x12 site with their own tent. Amenities include: 24-hour security, medical assistance, AM and PM food trucks and other activities. Loa VIP Camping (luxury camping) for two (2) persons (including artist credentials for the special behind the fences access and Loa privileges) for $2,500. These ready-to-go, pre-built safari tents include beds, linens, furniture, carpet, electricity, reserved parking, premium showers, bathrooms, 24-hour security and medical assistance, breakfast, late night snacks and more.
The 15th anniversary VOODOO celebration will also mark the debut of City Park's Festival Grounds, a new permanent home for VOODOO. Home to the VOODOO since its 1999 debut--with the exception of 2005 VOODOO which was displaced by the city's hurricane damage--New Orleans' 1,300 acre City Park is the region's principal recreation site that attracts over seven million visitors each year.
More details about the credential options and the most up-to-date information on VOODOO 2013 can be found at www.worshipthemusic.com. 2013 VOODOO partners include: Toyota, Bud Light, Fuse, Slacker and American Rag.