The annual Halloween weekend festival in City Park with The Killers, Dillon Francis, Galantis and more.

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Foo Fighters, by Brantley Gutierrez

Last week, Foo Fighters made news when out of the blue they released the single “Run,” and made more when its video was viewed 2.2 million times in the first 24 hours. Today, they’re in the news again as they’re slated to return to the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, along with Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem and DJ Snake. 

Voodoo will take place the weekend before Halloween—October 27-29—in New Orleans’ City Park on the Festival Grounds, where last year festival organizers solved its soundbleed issues. In previous years, the smaller stages had to contend with the omnipresent thump of Le Plur’s electronic dance music and the roar of the bigger bands on the main stage. The new map helped, as did staggering performances so that the side stages were dark when someone performed on the Ritual Stage. The reduced competition for festivalgoers’ attention translated to better crowds at all the shows.

The lineup also includes Galantis, Dillon Francis, Brand New, The Head and the Heart, Kehlani, Prophets of Rage, Cold War Kids, Marian Hill, The Afghan Whigs, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Post Malone, Miguel, RL Grime, Yellow Claw, Crystal Castles, Superduperkyle, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Louis the Child, Live, NGHTMRE, Whitney, K. Flay, Illenium, The Black Angels, Amine, Vintage Trouble, Gnash, G-Jones, Hayley Kiyoko, Rich Chigga, Bibi Bourelly, The Record Company, Benjamin Booker, Mija, Colony House, Chicano Batman, Strand of Oaks, Autograf, Joyride, Flow Tribe, Boombox Cartel, Mondo Cozmo, SNBRN, Tokimonsta, Pell, Cid, Black Pistol Fire, Saint JHN, Sam Dew, Flint Eastwood, Pham, La Femme, Ron Gallo, Durand Jones and the Indications, Mannequin Pussy, Public Access TV, Bleached, Tim Gunter, DJ Mel, DJ Gracie, Malik Ninety Five, Alfred Banks, Carmine P. Filthy, Free Swim, Unicorn FUKR, Otto, Herb Christopher, S.K.B. & YRSTRLY, Werd2Jah, and Zander.

Weekend passes for Voodoo will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. starting at $140 for general admission. The LOA VIP passes cost $400, and this year’s Platinum package makes the festival experience as luxurious as organizers can manage for $1050. This year’s Voodoo will also kick off on Thursday night with Feast Under the Stars, an outdoor dinner party on the Voodoo grounds with wines paired with dishes prepared by Aarón Sánchez of Johnny Sánchez, Martha Wiggins of Sylvain, John Bel of Meauxbar, Nathan Richard of Cavan, and Kyle Knall of Kentons and Maysville. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 as well.  

My Spilt Milk is giving away two pairs of weekend passes to Voodoo 2017—one through to a subscriber to our weekly newsletter (sign up now) and one through our social media. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook later today for details.