Are You Ready for the Ritual? A Voodoo 2013 Cheat Sheet

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on October 30, 2013

New Orleans, Louisiana -- The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience kicks off just after Halloween, November 1-3. We're assuming you have your tickets (if not, head here), but there's more to the plan than just getting in. Scroll down for a Voodoo Cheat Sheet, from the lineup and a map to picking up your credentials.

Who's Playing?

Full Lineup: Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Afrojack, Boys Noize, The Gaslight Anthem, Big Gigantic, How to Destroy Angels, Matt & Kim, Alkaline Trio, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty South, Desparecidos, Beats Antique, New Found Glory, Cults, Savoy, Delta Rae, Anamanaguchi, Allen Stone, Destructo, Youngblood Hawke, ZZ Ward, Rudimental, The Revivalists, Shovels & Rope, Moon Taxi, The Olms, Keys N Krates, LP, G-Eazy, He's My Brother, She's My Sister, Hockey, A Silent Film, Robert DeLong, The Virginmarys, The Apache Relay, CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis, Ruby Amanfu, Fleur de Bris Vodu All Stars, Billy Squier, John Michael Rouchell, Flow Tribe, Royal Teeth, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Roll the Tanks, Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra, Dan Dyer, The Purrs, Andrew Duhon, The Breton Sound, Poof! The Pop Show, The Scorseses, Big History, Coyotes, Kinky Machine, Leopold and His Fiction, Church, Leslie Blackshear Smith & Double Black, Paul Variscos and the Milestones, Panic in Eden, Oh, Jeremiah, Hello Negro, The Real Night Tripper: Dr John

Listen to the lineup via Spotify.

Equally as important to knowing who's playing is knowing when they're playing. view the schedule for all three days and then create your own custom version by logging in.

Navigate the Experience

View the Festival Map above or open the map on the festival's website. Stage and food planning can be done onsite, but before you head to the fest, use the map to locate the entrance and box office.

You'll find the Box Office just outside of the entrance, where you can pick up your passes via dedicated lanes or even purchase weekend and VIP credentials if available.

Bringing your car? Parking will be guaranteed inside City Park for those that pre-paid and on a first come, first served basis for daily drivers. If you fall into the latter category, parking will cost you between $50-$100 each day.

If you decide to Bike instead, you'll save a ton of money and time - the festival offers bike racks right by the entrance in front of the Museum of Art.

The best way to navigate the festival onsite is with the Official Mobile App, available for iOS and Android.

To Bring, or Not to Bring

Check your backpack or camping supplies against the festival's official lists of what they welcome and what to leave at home.

We Welcome:
Small backpacks/fanny packs/small purses (smaller than 11”x17”)
Collapsible chairs (chairs can only be set behind the approved markers denoted at each stage)
Factory sealed water bottles (up to 1 liter)
Binoculars (professional camera lenses cannot be used as Binoculars)
Small blanket/towel
Small/personal umbrellas (no golf umbrellas)
Service animals are allowed as long as proper paperwork is shown

Leave at Home:
Weapons of any kind
Illicit drugs or alcoholic beverages
Mace/pepper spray
Skateboards/motorized scooters (except for those patrons with disabilities)
Tents (except in designated camping areas)
Chains/ chain wallets
Fireworks/ explosives
Outside food or beverages (with the exception of up to 1 liter of factory sealed bottled water)
Audio or video recorders, or still cameras with lenses longer than 4 inches
Large bags, backpacks or purses larger than 11”x17”
Laser lights/pens
Promotional items, flyers, handouts, stickers or unapproved merchandise. All such items will be confiscated.

At the Festival

While food vendors and restrooms will be scattered across the site, the Townsquare will be the main hub of non-musical attractions.

It is where you can rent a Locker and Charge a Phone for all-day access, including overnight if you rent a 3-day locker. Lockers with charging docks will run you $20 per day or $50 for the weekend and those without the charging capability will cost $15 per day or $40 for the weekend. Reserve yours in advance to guarantee availability.

The Townsquare is also where you can stock up on Voodoo gear and band apparel at the Merch Church, send a letter via the US Postal Service, seek help at the Information Booth or Lost and Found, or feel charitable with the Gulf Restoration Network

Outside of the square, between the Le Ritual and Carnival areas, you'll find Carnival Rides. Tickets per ride vary, but each ticket will cost $1 for general admission wristband-wearers; LOA credential-holders enjoy unlimited access.

Voodoo will host 67 artisanal and homegrown vendors selling food and art around its grounds. To locate these areas, look for NOLA Food Experience, Voodoo Art Market, or Woody's Art Market (Big Tent) on the map.

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See Also:

Music Monday Playlist: Voodoo 2013
A Look Ahead: October 2013
Single Day Schedule and Lineup now Available for Voodoo