Voodoo Fest 2015 officially started this weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year the music spook-Fest lineup will include many local bands, big name performing artists and the return of Ozzy Osbourne.
The three-day festival is always held Halloween weekend in New Orleans. This year it has started on Friday, October 30 and will continue through Sunday. Four separate stages have been set up at City Park Festival Grounds, each of which boasts continuous performances throughout the weekend.
Every year, Voodoo Fest brings a frightfully enchanting mix of extraordinary music artists, bizarre art displays, and lots of costumed partygoers. Voodoo Fest 2015 will be no different.
— Michael Kleinschrodt (@MHKleinschrodt) October 31, 2015
Ozzy Osbourne played Voodoo Fest in 2010 and will be returning this year according to NOLA.com. Ozzy says he’s always felt close to New Orleans as well as Halloween. Being a part of the 2015 lineup at a music event celebrating both is a special one for the Black Sabbath singer.
Due to health reasons, he had to cancel his planned appearance at OZZFiesta in Mexico this past spring. Now, however, the heavy metal singer is ready to be back on stage.
For the show, Osbourne put together his own distinct band which includes Slash, Tom Morello and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. The performance will take place on the Altar Stage starting at 9:30 p.m. Halloween night.
According to Osbourne, everyone will be sharing the stage at different times during the show.
“It’s not all these musicians onstage at the same time and they’re all jockeying for position. At various intervals of the show certain people will come on with me and then they’ll go off and someone else will come on. It should work well, and hopefully the kids are all up for it.”
— Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) October 27, 2015
Osbourne says he is excited to be a part of the Voodoo Fest 2015 lineup and is looking forward to it.
“It’s been awhile since I’ve done anything on my own, maybe three or four years now. So I hope it sounds good. All I’m doing is going out there and having some fun. As long as the band plays well and the audience has a good time, that’s all I’m caring about.”
After Voodoo Fest 2015, Ozzy will be hitting the stage again on November 22 for OZZFest Japan. After which, he will back on the road early next year one last time with Black Sabbath.
In a recent Inquisitr report, Black Sabbath called it quits by announcing their final tour, “The End.” Just as the name says, this will mark the end for Black Sabbath and will be the last time the group performs together on the road. The final tour starts January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Voodoo Fest 2015 – A Tradition Of Music and Costumes
The first Voodoo Fest was held Halloween weekend 1999 in New Orleans and has been an annual tradition ever since. The event was created by Rehage Entertainment and has been nominated twice for Pollstar’s Music Event of the Year.
In the past 17 years, the Voodoo Fest lineup has included more than 2000 artists. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Eminem, and even Snoop Dog have performed in the past. Due to Hurricane Katrina, the event was temporarily moved to Memphis in 2005.
It’s Halloween weekend, so costumes are welcomed and pretty much a requirement at the musical fright-Fest. This year, many of the 2015 Voodoo Fest costumes were inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration.
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) October 31, 2015
According to WWL News, many are predicting scary weather during this year’s festival. Hopefully the costumes will be water-proof as thunderstorms are expected throughout the weekend. Regardless of any foul atmospheric conditions, the Big Easy event will go on and revelers will be able to enjoy the festivities and the Voodoo Fest 2015 lineup.
Many local and national music acts will grace one of the four stages during the New Orleans’ music event which ends Sunday, November 1. Joining Ozzy Osbourne in the Voodoo Fest 2015 lineup will be Florence and the Machine, Deadmau5, Jane’s Addiction, and Zac Brown Band.
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