Voodoo Fest announces 2015 lineup: Ozzy, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse and more


Ozzy Osbourne returns to Voodoo on Halloween with Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler and guitarists Tom Morello and Slash. - MSO
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  • Ozzy Osbourne returns to Voodoo on Halloween with Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler and guitarists Tom Morello and Slash.
The 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience returns to City Park Oct. 30-Nov. 1, and headlining the Halloween slot is Ozzy Osbourne, who returns to the festival a second time after his 2010 performance. This time, Osbourne will perform with Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler as well as guitarists Tom Morello and Slash.

On opening Friday, art-pop outfit Florence + The Machine also makes a headlining return to the festival after a 2010 performance. Modest Mouse also performs Friday. Zac Brown Band will close out the festival on Sunday.

Electronic acts and EDM remain a growing force on the bill, including the Skrillex and Diplo collaboration Jack Ü, as well as Grammy-nominated electronic mouse-head king Deadmau5, singer and electronic pop producer Santigold, Swedish dance producer Alesso, and mash-up king Girl Talk.

And the electronic fleet gets its blessing from one of its creators: Giorgio Moroder. The Italian super-producer is in the middle of a comeback streak and has made infrequent trips to music festivals over the last few years. His Voodoo appearance is his only announced U.S. show for 2015.

The weekend's hip-hop lineup includes acid rap mixtape star Chance The Rapper, Shady Records rapper Yelawolf, and New York's underground up-and-comer Joey Bada$$, who performs with New Orleans' Soul Rebels Brass Band.

Recently reunited punk rock trio Babes In Toyland joins nostalgia heavyweights Jane's Addiction, Third Eye Blind and The Cult.

There are several bands on the bill who'll make a return trip to New Orleans for a second time this year, including Hundred Waters, The Suffers and The Growlers (and rapper Yelawolf performs at the House of Blues June 21). Also on the 2015 Voodoo lineup are country singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, Welsh rock band The Joy Formidable, rockers Clutch, punk trio Title Fight and Oakland roots singer-songwriter Fantastic Negrito.

Local acts include Dumpstaphunk, Flow Tribe, Mike Dillon's Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Mississippi Rail Company, Quickie Mart, Tysson, Baby Bee, Carmine P. Filthy & A Boy Named Ruth, Kompression with Unicorn Fukr and Herb Christopher, and St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus.

Tickets go on sale at noon Tuesday, June 23 via the Voodoo website. Three-day general admission is $150, and three-day Loa VIP passes are $500. Pre-sales (through Citi, Fuse TV, Zippo and Live Nation) are open now (with password) and offer $25 off general admission and $150 off Loa.

See the full lineup below (there will likely be some more additions):

Friday, Oct. 30

Florence + The Machine
Jack Ü
Modest Mouse
Girl Talk
Jason Isbell
Gerard Way
Joey Bada$$ and the Soul Rebels
The Joy Formidable
Ryan Bingham
Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Wax Motif
Hundred Waters
Flow Tribe
Dan Dyer
Hello Negro
St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus

Saturday, Oct. 31
Ozzy Osbourne featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash
Jane's Addiction
Duke Dumont
Giorgio Moroder
Django Django
The Growlers
Babes in Toyland
Jacob Plant
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective
Nina Las Vegas
Fantastic Negrito
The Struts
The Suffers
The Wans
Mike Dillon's Punk Rock Percussion Consortium
Mississippi Rail Company
Carmine P. Filthy & A Boy Named Ruth
Kompression with Unicorn Fukr and Herb Christopher

Sunday, Nov. 1
Zac Brown Band
Chance The Rapper
Eric Prydz
Slightly Stoopid
Third Eye Blind
The Cult
Bro Safari
Title Fight
The Temperance Movement
Here Come the Mummies
July Talk
Rozzi Crane
Quickie Mart
Baby Bee
The Ludlow Thieves

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