Voodoo Music Experience Hopes To Go Forward
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, attempts are being made to hold the festival on the original dates in a new city to be announced, and also raise funds for victims of the disaster.The seventh Voodoo Music Experience, which was to take place Oct. 29-30 in New Orleans' City Park, is attempting to move forward with this year's event. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, attempts are being made to hold the festival on the original dates in a new city to be announced, and also raise funds for victims of the disaster.
Voodoo was to feature performances by Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance, the New York Dolls, the Flaming Lips, Tiesto and Queens Of The Stone Age, as well as a host of New Orleans-based musicians. A recongfigured lineup is pending.
"We want to be a part of the rebuilding process of New Orleans and we are dedicated to preserving the unique musical identity of our great city," says Voodoo founder/producer Stephen Rehage. "I am in awe of the generosity and kindness of so many people and cities who are reaching out to provide us a home for this year's festival, the artists who are offering to perform and our fans and sponsors who are providing their continued support and patience during this difficult time."
Refunds are available by phone or at points of purchase. Meanwhile, Rehage is hoping to return to New Orleans for the 2006 edition of the festival.