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Voodoo Music & Art Experience

By LSP Member Dan West
Produced By: Rehage Entertainment

Featured Performers: Metallica, Neil Young & Crazyhorse, Jack White, Skrillex, Kaskade, Justice, The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark, Jr., AWOL Nation, Silversun Pickups, NAS, Bootsy Collins, Dave Stewart, Thomas Dolby, Coheed and Cambria, many local/regional standout artists…

For the full list, visit: http://lineup.thevoodooexperience.com

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Crowd at Say Anything (Allyce Andrew)

Key Production Personnel:

  • Stephen Rehage – Executive Producer, Owner
  • Megan Grant – Producer – Production
  • Sig – VP Marketing, Partnerships & Sponsorship Activation Marketing
  • Stefan Beese – Producer – Design
  • Teniesha Biagas – Marketing & Sponsorship
  • Ashley Sampson – Artist Relations
  • Jensen Killen – Design Coordinator
  • Don Kelly – Director of Intellectual Properties + Artist Clearances
  • Dan West – Producer – Operations, Special Projects

Dates of the Live Show: October 26, 27 & 28, 2012

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana/City Park

So what happens when one of your major acts pulls out of your already-hyped show less than 3 weeks out? You magically pull Metallica out of thin air, that’s what!

Voodoo Music & Art Experience

Metallica to the rescue (Barry Brecheisen)

The Voodoo Music + Art Experience will celebrate its 15th consecutive year in 2013. Every year, Voodoo is held in New Orleans’ City Park, except in 2005 when the event was displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. That year, Voodoo was the first live event held in New Orleans in order to give relief workers and remaining residents a point of celebration and ignite the rebirth in cooperation with state and city officials.

Voodoo Music & Art Experience

Jack White on the Main Stage (Chris Parent)

A key element of the property is the thematic branding of each element within including areas such as Le Ritual, Le Carnival, Le Plur, LOA Lounge and more. This area development, combined with the ability to use the park’s assets (i.e. tree lines) makes for an unbeatable vibe and platform for a great music and art experience.

Beyond music, the Voodoo Experience also presents large scale, interactive art installations throughout City Park. A celebrated group of visionary local and international artists are invited to create large scale, site-specific pieces using the landscape of the park and the culture of Voodoo as context.

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Nervo – Mim and Liv pull a crowd (Chris Parent)

Working in City Park is always a logistical challenge due to ingress/egress limitations and available resources on hand. We keep the event fresh by:

  • Enhancing the design/decor elements within the park, which is a great platform to build ambience
  • Providing new international and national art installations
  • Changing some stage locations (the event has seven unique performance areas each year)
  • Staging VIP (Loa Grand Camping) and general public (Crossroads Camping) for the time in 2012.
  • Staging the event near or during Halloween weekend, which is a “second to none” holiday in New Orleans

This year, the event was streamed live on www.rollingstone.com via a partnership with Sony X Headphones. Previous performances (2012 and all past years) can be seen on Voodoo TV at http://vimeo.com/channels/voodoo.

Voodoo Music & Art Experience

French electronic duo – Justice (Barry Brecheisen)

Voodoo has a great, long standing working relationship with City Park, New Orleans Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, FESS Security and many others within the city and parish. We have also been fortunate to have continuity in our partnerships with Garnier Fructis, Toyota, Red Bull, Bud Light and an assortment of others, further demonstrating the value of the music festival property.

We also have a very unique VIP area. Voodoo transforms every aspect of the festival grounds into a work of art and this is no more apparent than at the post-industrial Loa Lounge. Set under the natural beauty of City Park’s 200-year-old oak trees, Loa brings six 40-foot-long shipping containers repurposed into an award-winning contemporary 3,000-person entertainment complex. The Lounge is the centerpiece of the Loa Experience and is situated adjacent to Le Ritual’s main stage, where it provides front row access and premium balcony viewing (pictured), along with top-shelf full-service bars, including the Mike Theis Best Seats in the House Bar.

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Prime viewing at the Loa Lounge (Barry Brecheisen)

Music fans have also seen the changing footprint of the festival’s layout–more than five sites in 14 years. In 2013, Voodoo will celebrate its 15th anniversary in its sixth and final site before moving into a permanent location of the Voodoo Festival Grounds.

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Happy (and dry) crowd (Andrew Goetz)

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