The New Orleans-based Voodoo Music Experience was in limbo after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to its hometown, but now the two-day festival has found a home for 2005.
Voodoo Music Experience 2004
Voodoo will move from the birthplace of jazz to the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Memphis, Tenn., will host the event at Tom Lee Park during Halloween weekend. This year's Voodoo Music Experience will benefit the New Orleans Restoration Fund (NORF), a donor-advised fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
"Since our home-base is New Orleans, it's been an especially difficult time for us, with staff losing homes and offices, and some of them losing everything," said Stephen Rehage, founder and independent producer of the annual festival.
"Moving a festival of this magnitude has been no easy task and we are grateful to the City of Memphis for extending their hospitality, to Trent Reznor [Nine Inch Nails] for voicing his advocacy of NORF and Voodoo, to all the artists dedicating their time and energy to support the cause and to our incredible group of people working on this project for their dedication and support over these last few weeks."
Nine Inch Nails is confirmed to perform and the artist lineup will be updated in the weeks leading up to the event.
When: Saturday 10.29.05 and Sunday 10.30.05 :: Gates open at 10a.m.
Where: Tom Lee Park. Memphis, TN
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