The cancellation of Voodoo fest 2020 hit us all straight through the heart. It’s hard to articulate what makes it so magical. Maybe it’s the glory of City Park in the fall, the epic costumes, or just the sense of community. Granted – the epic lineups and all-night dance parties are probably a big part of it.
If you’re aching for a festival as bad as we are – you’re forced to relive the glory through Youtube streams and live sets.
While it’s always hard to highlight some of the top moments from such a larger than life event, we went ahead and highlighted 10 full-length voodoo fest sets for you to enjoy.
1.) Travis Scott – Voodoo 2018
Travis Scott was a last-minute substitute for Childish Gambino at Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, but he sure didn’t let down.
The Killers had fans singing such classics as “Mr. Brightside,” “Your Bones” and “When You Were Young,” but it was a cover of a classic New Orleans musician that left fans cheering the most.
3.) Arcade Fire – Voodoo Fest 2016
The backbone of Arcade Fire resides in New Orleans – and has strong ties to its heritage. It’s no wonder their hometown performance in 2016 was so epic.
4.) Paramore – Voodoo Fest 2013
These icons of early-2000s pop-punk came to Voodoo right after the release of their self-titled album in 2013.
5.) Mumford and Sons – Voodoo Fest 2018
One of the most successful groups to come out of the folk-rock revival of the decade. Catch their entire evening performance below.
6.) Pearl Jam – Voodoo Fest 2013
Voodoo has always had a stake in classic & alternative rock. Take a throwback through the “Even Flow” to watch the group’s 2013 Voodoo performance.
7.) Florence + The Machine – Voodoo Fest 2015
The indie art-rock queen Florence Welch closed out the evening with her band at Voodoo 2015. Watch her energetically infectious performance below.
8.) Tipper – Voodoo Fest 2018
This set is broken up into 7 different videos – but if you wanted to link them together in a playlist you could recreate the trippy magic from the comfort of Youtube!
9.) The Foo Fighters – Voodoo 2017
For the second time in three years, Voodoo welcomed Dave Grohl and The Foo Fighters back to perform again. Closing out Saturday night of Voodoo, the awe-inspiring Rock band drew perhaps the biggest crowd of the festival–rivaled only by Lamar’s on Friday.
10.) Jack White – Voodoo 2012
One of the White Stripes?? Ok – now we know Voodoo Fest can bring in some of the best of the best!