This Halloween, Verge will be joining the Voodoo ritual.
The 2015 Voodoo music festival is a three day adventureÂ into the art, music, and culture of New Orleans. Taking place in historic City Park, this American festival is growing vastly in popularity. Past Voodoo headliners have included Metallica, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris, and other festival giants.
Voodoo 2015 is shaping up to be just as massive as years past. With headlining sets from Florence + The Machine, Ozzy Osbourne and Jack Ãœ,Â music lovers of every genre are sure to findÂ a must-see set.
With less than three weeks to go until the festivities, we can hardly keep ourselves still from the excitement. In preparation for the weekend, we’ve been taking a look at the top ten sets we can’t wait to see.
1. Florence + The Machine
Florence Welch will be bringing her feel-good indie rock and Baroque arrangements to the main stage at Voodoo this year. Following the release of her new album and stellar performances at Coachella and Bonnaroo this year, this headliner is a must-see for the weekend. We can’t wait to see what the “Queen of Peace” has in store for us.
2. Jack Ãœ
Besides the irresistibly catchy tune “Where Are Ãœ Now,” the Skrillex & Diplo collaboration – Jack Ãœ – gave usÂ an impressive debut album. The EDM giants behind the tracks are known for their infectious energy on stage, and putting the two of them together is sure to be aÂ hit with the festival crowds.
3. Modest Mouse
The “Float On” singers are still riding the wave of their latest albumÂ Strangers to Ourselves.Â These guys are sure to set the tone for the perfect weekend ahead with their Friday night performance. We’re most excited to hearÂ their 2014 single “Lampshades on Fire.”
Since collaborating with big names like Calvin Harris and OneRepublic, this Swedish producer has come onto the EDM scene in a blaze. After the success of his summer smash hit “Heroes,” his debut albumÂ Forever hasÂ set the bar high for his live performances. Catch him Friday night at the Le PLUR stage at Voodoo.
5. Chance The Rapper
Chicago R&B artist Chance the Rapper is bringing his cheeky rhymes and retro jazz beats to New Orleans for his Sunday afternoon set. Sandwiched between the brooding July Talk and the easy listening of Zac Brown Band, there’s sure to be a variety of young Voodoo-ers at the Altar stage for the final sets of the weekend.
We’re not exactly sure what to label this dynamicÂ front woman’s sound. It’s a little bit indie reggae, a little bit electro and a lot of epic.Â With some of her tracks appearing on big name soundtracks likeÂ The Hunger GamesÂ andÂ Paper Towns,Â we’re guessing Miss Santi White is R&B’s next big thing.
The mysterious artist ZHU remains virtually invisible – besides his amazing trance tracks. Since first coming onto the scene with his Outkast mix “Moves Like Ms. Jackson” he’s released a few other house favorites like 2014’s “Faded.” We finally get to meet the man behind the music Saturday night at the Carnival Stage.
8. Django Django
This London art pop quartet will be making an appearance at the Flambeau stage Saturday night. Fans of Hot Chip and The Big Pink won’t want to miss these guys’ psychedelic synth sound. We’ll be listening to their newly releasedÂ Born Under the SaturnÂ to prepare for the funky performance.
9. The Joy Formidable
The Guardian hails this Â garage rock group as “darkly joyous soft-loud racket.” With spunky female vocals and perfectly scuzzy guitars, The Joy Formidable is electro-punk with a pop flair. Catch them early in the day on Friday for a feisty start to your weekend.
10. Duke Dumont
After the success of the summer house track “I Got U” in 2014, this British producer has gotten in the habit of cranking out feel-good EDM anthems that unite crowds around the festival scene. Catch him Saturday night before heading over to theÂ Altar for Ozzy Osbourne’s show.
Let us know if you’ll be joining us at Voodoo Festival this year, and tell us who you’re most excited about seeing this Halloween!