Voodoo Fest Cancels Day 3 Over Weather Concerns in New Orleans
The final day of New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest was canceled on Sunday (Nov. 1) due to dangerous weather conditions, including persistent rain and flash flood warnings.
“Fan safety is the top priority for the producers of the festival and current conditions at City Park do not meet our standards for maintaining a safe experience,” a Live Nation spokesperson said in a press release.
The decision to cancel today was based on the safety of the Tribe - fans, artists, staff, vendors, and all involved. pic.twitter.com/bpUNkGkMD9— Voodoo Experience (@VoodooNola) November 1, 2015
Live Nation announced that while the three-day festival is a no-refund, rain or shine event, producers are making refunds available. Fans who purchased single-day tickets will be offered a full refund, and three-day ticket holders will be refunded a third of what they paid at the time of purchase.
Jack Ü, Girl Talk and Florence + the Machine were treated to clear skies during their Friday performances that closed out the first day. On Saturday, Ozzy Osbourne headlined the festival in the rain, following a tornado watch.
Zac Brown Band, Deadmau5, Third Eye Blind and Chance the Rapper were scheduled to perform on Sunday.
Here is @violinistamanda of @theludlowthieves moments after we just found out that our gig, and the rest of the festival at @voodoonola has been cancelled due to weather. If there are any artists who wanna link up and play today let us know. We drove all the way from NYC for this, so we are determined to play somewhere today! @voodoonola @thirdeyeblind @slightlystoopid @zacbrownband ???? #voodoocancelled #voodoobands #voodoofest #voodoofestival #voodoomusicexperience #voodoomusicfest #theludlowthieves #ludlowthieves