By: Dustin Hollywood
The Nakid team invaded the Voodoo Arts & Music Festival this past weekend in New Orleans and it was nothing short of amazing! The festival’s slogan “Worship The Music” was fitting considering the prominence of voodoo in New Orleans, not to mention the history and fact it was Halloween … on a Friday. Everything seemed to fit together in a perfect combination of events. This being our first time at the veteran 15-year running festival, we wanted to do it big! Decked out with Nakid Mag stickers, costumes, and a hefty supply of alcohol we ventured into possibly the best city to be in during Halloween weekend in the U.S. – overwhelmed with ghost tours, haunted houses, and of course historic Voodoo stories and history galore!
Outkast headlined on Halloween, and they played everything from the hits to the throwbacks. Day two’s lineup included Death From Above 1979, the Arctic Monkeys, 30 Seconds to Mars and City and Colour at the Ritual Stage; at the mainly EDM Le Plur stage, BBC radio host Pete Tong warmed up the decks before Claude Von Stroke’s deep house dance party. The grimy bass appeared in the evening, with Flux Pavilion followed by Skrillex. Our Editor-In-Chief Dustin Hollywood captured all the photos:
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
CITY AND COLOUR
30 SECONDS TO MARS