While many music and art festivals in NOLA have been canceled for the last few years due to COVID, many of them are making a grand return this year, except the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Festival organizers revealed through their website and social media that they will “take a pause” for 2022.
“Voodoo Music + Arts Experience will pause in 2022. Take care of your krewe and follow along on social media for updates”, they wrote.
— Voodoo Experience (@VoodooNola) June 10, 2022
The first edition of Voodoo Fest happened on October 29, 1999, as a one-day music festival at City Park. Throughout almost 20 years of celebrations, all hosted close to Halloween, they welcomed more than 2000 artists and more than one million festival-goers.
“Voodoo is a musical gumbo stirring together music, art, community, cuisine, and all the mystery and adventure that Halloween weekend in New Orleans conjures up. With more than 65 bands over three days, Voodoo is more than just a Festival — it’s an experience”, they say on their website.
Artists such as Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Muse, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, and more were part of some of their most popular lineups.
The organizers did not explain why the festival had to be canceled this year, making fans worry about the event’s future. Will it ever come back? We’ll keep you posted about information and updates about their 2023 edition.
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