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By Andy Argyrakis
Get your Voodoo on with Neil Young, Metallica, Jack White and many more
Monday, October 22, 2012


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Get your Voodoo on: Even though it won't quite be Halloween when this year's Voodoo Music Experience rolls around, chances are the confines of City Park in New Orleans will be filled to the brim with costumes. Though the people watching is always priceless, this year's line-up is also likely to go down in the festival's history books thanks to a cutting edge line-up of alternative rock heroes and indie up and comers.

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As far as headliners go, the 2012 edition easily rivals that of Lollapalooza or Bonnaroo, starting with what's sure to be a blistering set by Neil Young & Crazy Horse on Friday. Come Saturday, hard rockers Metallica come out of the woodwork as surprise substitutes for the recently canceled Green Day, though the nearby electronic stage technically finds Justice closing out the night. The action goes out with a bang on Sunday with a solo show from Jack White, who's certainly no stranger to the Voodoo stage after appearing last year as co-leader of The Raconteurs.

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Other major players throughout the weekend include today's top names Skrillex, The Avett Brothers, Kaskade, Nas and Silversun Pickups, alongside blasts from the past like Bootsy Collins, Thomas Dolby and Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame). Of course, no weekend in the Crescent City would be complete without loads of local flavor, from The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to The New Orleans Bingo! Show and a whole lot more. Friday, October 26-Sunday, October 28 at New Orleans City Park: www.thevoodooexperience.com.

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