Coming to Voodoo Music and Art Experience? (Oct. 30 - Nov. 1) Make an extra day of it and explore the city. If ever there was a holiday that just screams New Orleans, Halloween is it. With a rich history of ghosts, voodoo, vampires, and things that go bump in the night, New Orleans Halloween is celebrated for longer than just one day, and much more lavishly than most parts of the country. Bring a costume or bring several and go explore Halloween in what's known as America's most haunted city. If you're into the spookier side of things, the Crescent City can accommodate, but there's also an abundance of parades and celebrations, and clean family fun too.
Explore the tombs. Just outside the French Quarter in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the tomb of Marie Laveau, the legendary queen of voodoo, where visitors and locals leave offerings year-round in hope of gaining her favor. Walk around, find your own spooky fun and enjoy the good food and everything else New Orleans has to offer!
Just sticking to Voodoo? Here is a little information that will help prep you for the spooky weekend.
Voodoo was truly a mega event drawing in thousands of local people and from all around the country to experience the flavor it offers. Everything is incredible from the food to the merchandise and the unforgettable entertainment from some of to the world’s greatest bands and DJs. Some headliners include Florence + the Machine, the Zac Brown Band, Ozzy Osbourne backed by Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash, the Skrillex / Diplo duo Jack Ü, Jane's Addiction, Deadmau5 and many more (See full lineup here).
ADMISSION: Voodoo 2015 weekend passes can be found on the festival's official web site, worshipthemusic.com. The current price for a three-day general admission credential is $195 plus fees and service charges. A three-day LOA VIP credential is $550 plus fees. Prices will increase as it gets closer to the festival. There are no refunds. Voodoo is a rain or shine event.
Single day tickets are currently $86 plus fees and service charges.
HOTELS and TRAVEL: No camping this year for the festival so Voodoo Experience 2015 has secured preferred rates for visitors at a number of New Orleans hotels and provides a booking portal through its website. If those places are booked since the the festival is so popular and early reservations are recommended try The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau as a useful resource for travelers online at NewOrleansCVB.com.
THINGS YOU CAN BRING: Just like any festival, you always want to be prepared. Small, soft backpacks and purses; Collapsible, soft folding chairs; Blankets or Beach towels; Totems and Flags; Sunscreen (no aerosols), earplugs and Refillable water bottles. All medication requires a prescription with matching photo ID. For the list of things NOT to bring see full list here.
BAR SCENE: Keeping the buzz going after Voodoo Fest is often a priority for visitors. If you want to stay is the Halloween spirit, here is a list from nola.com of 6 haunted French Quarter bars to toast with the ghosts. Here is a list of 25 best French Quarter bars for 2015.
For more info, visit Voodoo’s offical website: worshipthemusic.com