NEW ORLEANS -- Kendrick Lamar, the Foo Fighters, the Killers -- Voodoo is back with a magical line up for 2017.
"Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is a musical gumbo stirring together music, art, community, cuisine and all the mystery and adventure that Halloween weekend in New Orleans conjures up, taking place October 27-29 in City Park. With more than 70 bands over three days," said Brittany Pearce with Voodoo Fest.
GA 3-Day Tickets have now increased to $200. LOA VIP and Platinum tickets for the festival are also available.
Make sure you download the app. You’ll have everything you need to know right in your pocket. You can create a custom schedule, check out the map, discover artist! Opt-in for push notifications so you know what’s going on around the festival, including safety updates -- but also schedule changes and fun giveaways.
Tons of entertainment besides the music too, they have attractions like the Mortuary Interactive Experience, the Ferris Wheel, the Ring of Fire and live art installations.
If you’re hungry, there are 24 different local food booths. There’s also a VooDoo Mart with snacks and basic festival needs, and tons of shops to buy souvenirs.
And don’t forget to hydrate! There are free hydration stations! If you need that kind of drink (wink, wink), there’s a beer garden and a wine lounge. The flushable toilets are back this year.
Now to logistics. As for getting to and from the fest, there's Uber (Use promo code VoodooNOLA17 for $20 off your first ride) and a shuttle (again, tickets available on the website).
Anyone getting dropped-off or picked-up is welcome to use this dedicated space on Marconi Dr. between Victory Ave. and Tad Gormley Stadium. This is the best meeting spot for getting picked up after Voodoo. Please note that this is just a pick-up and drop-off zone, so drivers must remain in vehicles.
You can also use public transit. If taking public transportation from downtown, take the 48-City Park/Museum streetcar on the Canal Street streetcar line. Depart the streetcar at the end of the City Park Line at Lelong/Esplanade and Carrollton Avenues and walk into City Park. You can take the streetcar to the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is right next to the Festival.
If you don't bring a bag, there's some advantages. You can get into the fest a little faster and you can always use Voodoo Cashless.
If you are bringing a bag, drawstring bags are ideal. Make sure you don't bring in any banned items.
While there's tons of fun to be had, Pearce urged attendants to be safe and cautious, encouraging fest-goers to download their app. She says there will be safety messaging coming from the following sources:
If there's an emergency or weather evacuation, make sure you listen to officials on the site.
If you need medical or security help, also approach festival security or a staff member, they'll radio the appropriate support.