The VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE has teamed with Sony X Headphones to present a Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 webstream from New Orleans’ City Park. Performances will be available at Rollingstone.com/Voodoo on Saturday (12 Noon-11:00 PM, CT)and Sunday (12 Noon-9:00 PM, CT), while Fuse TV will feature highlights throughout VOODOO weekend via on air picture-in-picture technology. Highlighted by performances from the **Saturday night (October 27) headliners Metallica, along with Friday headliners Neil Young & Crazy Horse; Sunday night headliner Jack White; The Avett Brothers; Awolnation; Silversun Pickups; Say Anything; Bootsy Collins; Dave Stewart; George Porter Jr and his Runnin’ Pardners; Anders Osborne w special guests Johnny Sansone and Big Monk Boudreaux; Soul Rebels; Lost Bayou Ramblers with special guest members of the GIVERS and Preservation Hall Horns; and more. The stream will also include artist interviews: acoustic performances and a behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans music, food and culture.
This year’s VOODOO is led by performances from headliners Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Jack White, along with Justice; Skrillex; AWOLNATION; Nas; Kaskade; The Avett Brothers; Die Antwoord; Silversun Pickups; Gary Clark Jr. and many more. Celebrated as the final musical event of the U.S. music festival season: this year’s VOODOO—Friday, October 26: Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28–will mark its 14th consecutive year. The VOODOO line-up annually features a variety of musical genres, which also reflects the cultural gumbo that defines this historic and beloved American city.
Tickets and camping passes for the 2012 VOODOO are available now via www.thevoodooexperience.com utilizing Elevate’s festival centric shopping experience. Ticket prices (as of October 12) are as follows: a limited number of single day are: $107; three-day weekend GA tickets are $222; Loa Lounge VIP three-day pass are $562 and Loa Lounge VIP three-day pass with parking are $631. Excitingly, new to this year’s annual musical celebration is on-site camping. Camping options range from Crossroads Camping: general tent camping in a 12×12 plot with basic amenities (prices start at $150 for two guests) to Loa Grand (VIP camping): a luxurious all-encompassing camping experience, where concertgoers can arrive to move-in-ready 10×13 safari style tents. The LOA Grand Experience includes festival artist credentials, campsite entertainment, snacks and meal options throughout the weekend, plus access to the late night Sony Lounge ($2500 for two guests). Gates will open at 10:30 daily with live music beginning at 11:00 AM. In addition, shuttle transportation to VOODOO is available from two locations: the Hyatt Downtown (VOODOO’s host hotel) and Harrah’s Casino. Shuttle service runs every 30 minutes beginning at 10:45 AM from Harrah’s and 11:00 AM from the Hyatt. Shuttles will depart VOODOO every 30 minutes, starting at 3:00 PM and concluding one hour after the final performance each night.
2012 VOODOO partners include: Sony, Toyota, Bud Light, Garnier Fructis, Red Bull, Fuse, Scope, American Spirits, Spotify, Black & Mild Cigars, American Rag, iD Gum and Zapps Potato Chips. More information about the 2012 VOODOO can also be found at www.thevoodooexperience.com. The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is a Rehage Entertainment Event.
ABOUT SONY X HEADPHONES: Unveiled this past September, the X Headphones are collaboration with Syco Entertainment, a global joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. Combining Simon Cowell’s expertise seeking perfection in music with Sony’s legendary audio engineering, the new X Headphones offer music lovers the truest sound reproduction along with the utmost in style and quality. Sony has always been committed to extraordinary sound performance and together with Simon Cowell, Sony sound engineers were able to deliver an unprecedented level of audio performance to match Cowell’s high level of excellence for finding the right sound and style. The premium X Headphones were engineered with an enhanced acoustic configuration for a high level of noise isolation and exceptional bass response. Featuring precision 50mm drivers, they deliver a rich, full-range audio experience that’s ideal for all popular music genres. With their pressure-relieving memory foam ear pads, the X Headphones conform to each listener’s unique ear shape, providing a highly effective acoustic seal. Besides reinforcing the headphones’ powerful sub-bass reproduction capability, the ear pads deliver a supportive, wrap-around feel, ideal for long-term wearing comfort. Please visit www.sony.com/XHeadphones or Follow #SonyX on Twitter for the latest X Headphone news.
About ROLLING STONE: Rolling Stone has been the leading voice of music and popular culture since its inception over 40 years ago. The magazine features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning investigative journalism. Rolling Stone provides all the news that fits to 12 million readers every two weeks.
About FUSE: Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company digital initiatives. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, the legendary Chicago Theatre as well as the Forum in Inglewood, California and manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.