Lenny Kravitz has been added to the bill as a headliner at this year's Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleans, organizers announced today (Sept. 3). The rocker, who just wrapped a 54-city European tour, will close out the final night of the three-day festival on Nov. 1 in City Park.
Kravitz joins previously announced headliners KISS, Jane's Addiction, Widespread Panic and Eminem, who will play his first full set in over four years at Voodoo Experience. The full festival lineup consists of more than 160 acts playing on eight stages in three performance areas, dubbed Le Ritual, Le Flambeau and Le Carnival.
As previously reported, Widespread Panic's participation in Voodoo Experience merges a pair of Crescent City Halloween traditions. The festival takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and is entering its 11th year, showcasing New Orleans music, culture, arts and cuisine. Widespread Panic, meanwhile, has performed special Halloween concerts in the city from 1997-2002 and again in 2008. "We have discussed the idea of bringing these two...traditions together for years," Stephen Rehage, Voodoo Experience's founder and producer, said in a statement earlier this summer. "It only took us 11 years to get it done...It's special for us to be working with them."
Widespread Panic's John Bell added, "The Voodoo Experience has been kicking ass for 10 years and adding to the spell New Orleans has on the rest of the country and beyond. We're proud to be included in the tradition. Hope it's scary."
Last year's Voodoo Experience featured by R.E.M. Nine Inch Nails, Panic at the Disco, Lil Wayne, Stone Temple Pilots, TV on the Radio and many more.
Tickets for Voodoo Experience are on sale for a limited time, and with no service fees, at $169 for a three-day weekend general admission pass and $475 for LOA Lounge VIP passes. Information is available at thevoodooexperience.com.