Metallica to replace Green Day as Voodoo Fest headliner

Metallica to replace Green Day as Voodoo Fest headliner

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SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Musicians James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo of Metallica arrive at Activision's "The Call Of Duty: Black Ops" Launch Party on November 4, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 12, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 7:45 AM

Metallica will replace Green Day as one of the headliners for this year’s Voodoo Music+Arts Experience, organizers announced Friday. 

Metallica will headline the festival at City Park on Saturday, Oct. 27.  This will be the act’s first local performance since 2008 and their first New Orleans festival appearance, Voodoo producers said. 

“We are excited to be part of our first ever Voodoo Music + Arts Experience,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich in a statement.  “Our good friends and fellow Bay Area residents Green Day had to unfortunately cancel their plans to be there, so we are more than happy to fill in for them in our own unique way.  We’re hoping we can fill those very large shoes and do them proud.” 

The band joins a line-up that includes previously announced headliners Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Jack White, along with Justice, Skrillex, AWOLNATION, Nas, Kaskade, The Avett Brothers, Die Antwoord, Silversun Pickups, Gary Clark Jr. and more.   

Tickets and camping passes for the festival are available now via www.thevoodooexperience.com.

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