Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, Gomez Highlight Voodoo Music Experience Oct 16-17

The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60 acts that will play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience. Following last year’s expansion to a three-day format, promoter Stephen Rehage has scaled this year’s event back to a two-day event in New Orleans’ City Park on Oct. 16-17.

As previously reported, the Pixies and Black Rebel Motorcycle are on a three stage bill that now also features the reunited A Tribe Called Quest, Paul Van Dyk, the Polyphonic Spree, the Killers, Cypress Hill, Shinedown, New Found Glory, Sonic Youth, Phantom Planet, Cowboy Mouth, Snow Patrol, Particle and De La Soul.

Also on the initial confirmed artist list is Gomez, the Thrills, Supagroup, Wylde Bunch, Kill Radio, Gooding, Ghost, Gogol Bordello and Metric, as well as Alter Bridge, the band formed by Creed songwriter/guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott Phillips with original Creed bassist Brian Marshall and former Mayfield Four singer/songwriter Myles Kennedy. More artists will be confirmed as the festival approaches.

Voodoo Music Experience tickets go on sale Aug. 2 via Ticketmaster and the event’s Web site. Tickets are priced at $40 per day or $70 for a two-day pass through Sept. 30.


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