Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam sign on to headline 2013 Voodoo Music Experience

Nine Inch Nails performing at the Voodoo Music Experience in 2008.
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 1:00pm

The annual music festival held in New Orleans over Halloween weekend has announced that Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails will headline this year’s event.

The Voodoo Music Experience will celebrate its 15th year on November 1, 2 and 3. So far 15 acts have been announced, with the two mega-bands taking top bill.

“The few times I allow myself to reflect on what Voodoo has accomplished in 15 years, I realize that I’m incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to do what I love with a team of incredibly talented people who work every year to create the experience,” Steven Rehage, founder/producer of Voodoo, said. “And we're just getting warmed up for Halloween weekend in New Orleans.”

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is no stranger to the Voodoo stage. This will mark his fourth performance at the festival.

“Recently I haven't spent nearly enough time in my favorite city in the world and I'm happy to announce I'm bringing Nine Inch Nails to New Orleans for Voodoo,” says Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

On the other hand, Pearl Jam will make its debut performance on the state set in City Park.

“New Orleans is one of the most musically and culturally rich cities in the world,” says Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready. “We've played some of our most memorable shows there and can't wait to return this November. I am personally looking forward to seeing my friends Steve and Michel Gleason. I'm also stoked to see my friend Steve Rehage, eat some gumbo and maybe go get a tattoo at Electric Ladyland or shop for records at Peaches!”

Additional acts signed on for the 2013 lineup include Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Afrojack, Boys Noize, The Gaslight Anthem, Big Gigantic, How To Destroy Angels, Cults, Alkaline Trio, Desaparecidos and Robert DeLong.

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