VOODOO FESTMUSIC FESTIVAL RUNDOWN
I decided to make the music page of my blog a little more interactive by giving my personal take on various music festivals I’ve been to or am going to! Music is a huge part of my life, so it’s my goal each year to attend a new fest that I haven’t been to before. Any input is greatly appreciated!
Up first is Voodoo Fest in New Orleans… First off, Halloween in this city is my most FAVORITE thing in the world! I love taking the time to put together various costumes – this year I have 4 (pics to come soon) – and seeing the culture here really thrive. It was a genius idea to celebrate this holiday in the city of voodoo with a music festival. This will be my third year attending Voodoo, and the talent each year keeps getting better and better! Is anyone going this year? Who are you most excited to see?? Here are my picks below, as well as a playlist to get you excited for the weekend:
Arcade Fire: One of my favorite bands of all time that I have yet to see… I’ve seen videos of their live performances and it is obvious their energy on stage is contagious! The lead singers, Win & Regine, currently reside in New Orleans, so it makes perfect sense that they’ll be headlining the main stage on Sunday to close out the fest.
The Weeknd: This will be my third time to see The Weeknd, so my expectations are pretty high! It’s rare that an R&B artist can hold my attention at a live show by having so much energy, but this guy can do it. He’s recently debuted two new singles, so I’m anxious to see if he will be performing these and possibly let us hear a new track?
Die Antwoord: SO SO pumped for this duo. I can’t say their music is something I find myself listening to in the car often, but I totally appreciate what they’ve done with their brand. I first saw Yolandi and Ninja perform at Buku Fest in 2015 and loved how weird the vibe got in the room. If you appreciate a mix of hip hop and electronic, with a quirky spin on it, this is the group to see.
Band of Horses
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
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