Thursday, June 23, 2011

2011 Voodoo Fest lineup updates

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 10:06 AM

If you're not following the Voodoo Experience's Twitter and Facebook accounts, you might be missing on the festival's slowly unveiling lineup. Soundgarden was announced as the first "big name" headlining the 13th annual event, followed by mashup artist Girl Talk, who'll be on the Le Plur stage.

Here's what we know thus far:

Soul Rebels Brass Band and GIVERS are the two Louisiana artists on the bill. Check out the story on GIVERS in this week's Gambit. Ozomatli will star on the WWOZ stage, and a reunited X, the legendary L.A. punk outfit, also joins the fest.

The rest: Canada's City & Colour, pop-punk band My Chemical Romance, psych-pop outfit Portugal, The Man, soul-influenced pop ensemble Fitz & the Tantrums, and longtime Orange County punks Social Distortion.

And yesterday, Voodoo announced husband-and-wife pop duo Mates of State and Major Lazer have joined the lineup. (Major Lazer joins the Le Plur stage.)

Major Lazer is the collaborative nom de plume for super-producer DJs Diplo and Switch for their psychedelic dancehall and reggae-influenced club music. You've probably heard "Pon De Floor" somewhere in the last couple years.

The event is Oct. 28-30 in City Park. Tickets are here. We'll keep you updated with more lineup announcements as they roll out.

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