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Voodoo Experience 2013 Unveils Preliminary Lineup: Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails + More Performing

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To commemorate its 15th anniversary, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has announced the first 15 acts on this year’s lineup. Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and Paramore are just a few of the groups set to perform at the three-day bash, which comes to the New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds on Nov. 1-3.

Rounding out the first wave of acts are How to Destroy Angels, the Gaslight Anthem, Bassnectar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Desaparecidos, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Boys Noize, Big Gigantic, Cults, Robert Delong and Alkaline Trio.

“Recently I haven’t spent nearly enough time in my favorite city in the world and I’m happy to announce I’m bringing Nine Inch Nails to New Orleans for Voodoo,” said NIN and How to Destroy Angels’ Trent Reznor in a statement.

“New Orleans is one of the most musically and culturally rich cities in the world,” said Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist Mike McCready. “We’ve played some of our most memorable shows there and can’t wait to return this November. I am personally looking forward to seeing my friends Steve and Michel Gleason. I’m also stoked to see my friend Steve Rehage, eat some gumbo and maybe go get a tattoo at Electric Ladyland or shop for records at Peaches!”

The Voodoo Experience has been going strong since 1999, and previous editions of the fest have seen the likes of Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White, Skrillex, the Flaming Lips, the Avett Brothers, Silversun Pickups, AWOLNATION, Coheed and Cambria, Gary Clark Jr., Tomahawk, Say Anything, the Gaslamp Killer, Borgore, Preservations Hall Jazz Band, COYOTES, Black Box Revelation, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, the Soul Rebels, Delta Rae and the Features.

Three-day ($175) and VIP ($500) passes are on sale now. Click here for more details on tickets, travel, lodging and participating vendors.

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