Several New Additions For 10th Annual 'Voodoo Experience'
September 5, 2008 at 6:06 AM (PT)
With NEW ORLEANS safe from HURRICANE GUSTAV, the producers of the "VOODOO EXPERIENCE," REHAGE continue on their path to pull out all the stops to mark the milestone of the annual event’s 10th anniversary, OCTOBER 24-26 at CITY PARK in NEW ORLEANS..
Joining superstars as R.E.M., NINE INCH NAILS, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, and LIL WAYNE, the full line-up for the 2008 VOODOO EXPERIENCE now encompasses more than 130 acts including THE MARS VOLTA, NERD, TV ON THE RADIO, IRMA THOMAS, BUTTHOLE SURFERS, BEN JELEN, FISHBONE and others. The VOODOO EXPERIENCE will again pay homage to the rich musical traditions of this unique American city; the acts will perform on six stages in three distinct areas -- LE RITUAL, LE FLAMBEAU, and LE CARNIVAL -- each of which highlights a unique side of the personality of NEW ORLEANS.
This week, when VOODOO EXPERIENCE’s future was once again put in jeopardy (as it was in 2005, when Hurricanes KATRINA and RITA caused devastation throughout the area), festival organizers began to look at other options for moving forward if a worst case scenario presented itself.
"As I left NEW ORLEANS on the last flight out on SUNDAY, it was déjà vu," noted STEPHEN REHAGE, founder and independent promoter of VOODOO EXPERIENCE. "I remembered all the struggles of 2005 and the options we might have to consider, but not moving forward this year never crossed my mind. From the runway, I sent three emails: one each to MAYOR NAGIN and LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU commending them on their heroic leadership and thanking them for their service to the city. The third was to TRENT REZNOR (the first artist to commit to the 2005 VOODOO EXPERIENCE) which simply read: ‘are you fucking kidding me?’"
For more info and the complete lineup visit www.thetenthritual.com.