Voodoo Music Fest Moves To Memphis
September 26, 2005 at 10:00 AM (PT)
The VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE -- slated for OCTOBER 29-30 in NEW ORLEANS -- is moving to MEMPHIS. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the NEW ORLEANS RESTORATION FUND (NORF), a donor-advised fund of the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION (EIF). To encourage fundraising efforts, VH1 has joined forces as the principal media partner, and will air a multi-hour primetime showcase of performances on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th.
The line-up at MEMPHIS’ TOM LEE PARK includes: FOO FIGHTERS, NINE INCH NAILS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, NEW YORK DOLLS, BILLY IDOL, SOCIAL DISTORTION, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, HIM, CAKE, FLAMING LIPS, THE BRAVERY, LOUIS XIV, THE SECRET MACHINES, VHS OR BETA, MICKEY HART, THE NEVILLE BROTHERS, DR. JOHN, JOSH STONE, WORLD LEADER PRETEND, HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL, DIGABLE PLANETS, LCD SOUND SYSTEM, THE RED ROCKERS, and more.
"Since our home-base is NEW ORLEANS, it's been an especially difficult time for us, with staff losing homes and offices, and some of them losing everything," says VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE Founder STEPHEN REHAGE. "Moving a festival of this magnitude has been no easy task and we are grateful to the city of MEMPHIS for extending their hospitality, to TRENT REZNOR for voicing his advocacy of NORF and Voodoo, to all the artists dedicating their time and energy to support the cause and to our incredible fans for their dedication and support over these last few weeks."