NEW ORLEANS — Jazz Fest will celebrate its 50th anniversary with rock legends The Rolling Stones, confirming one of the worst-kept secrets among festival-goers, and pop superstar Katy Perry.

Festival organizers made the announcement Tuesday, releasing the full line-up and announcement trailer.

“The people who come to the festival are just as much the culture as the festival,” Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis said in announcing this year’s lineup.

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Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. Advanced tickets for Jazz Fest are $70 through Feb. 1, when the price will go up to $75. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $85.

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The Rolling Stones will play Thursday, May 2. General admission tickets for May 2 are $185. Event organizers that day will be a limited-capacity Jazz Fest day and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

There will be two waves of ticket sales for The Rolling Stones, and it could be the hardest ticket in town to get.

A limited number of May 2 general admission tickets will go on sale to Louisiana residents Thursday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the Plaza level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Tickets will be $185 + fees at a first come, first serve basis. Buyers can line up at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 and receive free parking in Garage 5. 

Holders of WWOZ Brass Passes will be allowed to buy one May 2 ticket for each Brass Pass purchased at an additional cost of $185 per ticket, plus applicable service charges. Brass Passes, which are sold as a fundraiser for the community jazz and heritage radio station, will not be accepted for Jazz Fest admission on May 2, but will be valid for all other days of the festival.

Katy Perry, a surprise announcement, will perform Saturday, April 27.

Full Lineup for 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Katy Perry
  • Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band
  • Pitbull
  • Santana
  • Van Morrison
  • Al Green
  • Logic
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • J Balvin
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Nevilles
  • Gladys Knight
  • The Revivalists
  • Leon Bridges
  • John Fogerty
  • Chaka Khan
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Tank and The Bangas
  • Tom Jones
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Ciara
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Irma Thomas
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • The O'Jays
  • The Head and The Heart
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Aaron Neville
  • Boz Scaggs
  • Galactic
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Indigo Girls
  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Mavis Staples
  • Los Lobos
  • Ellis Marsalis Family Tribute featuring Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason with Ellis Marsalis
  • Big Freedia
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Rita Coolidge
  • Buddy Guy
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Better Than Ezra
  • Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band
  • Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
  • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
  • Ani DiFranco
  • the Radiators
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright
  • Shirley Caesar
  • Little Feat
  • Gregory Porter
  • Anders Osborne
  • North Mississippi Allstars
  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
  • The Mavericks
  • The Robert Cray Band
  • The Subdudes
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Samantha Fish
  • Jupiter & Okwess of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation
  • Sweet Crude
  • Naturally 7
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • The Rance Allen Group
  • Boyfriend
  • Davell Crawford
  • Regina Carter's Southern Comfort
  • Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective
  • The Bahamas Revue Band
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • Maria Muldaur's Tribute to Blu Lu Barker
  • Walter Wolfman Washington & The Roadmasters
  • Ricky Dillard & New G
  • John Hammond
  • Amanda Shaw
  • Marcia Ball
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Pine Leaf Boys
  • Nicholas Payton and The Light Beings
  • Deacon John
  • Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk
  • Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  • Givers
  • Septeto Santiaguero of Cuba
  • Original Pinettes Brass Band
  • Foundation of Funk featuring Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter, Jr. with special guests Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall and Ian Neville
  • 3L Ifèdé of Benin
  • George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
  • Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir
  • Banu Gibson
  • The War and Treaty
  • Mdou Moctar of Niger
  • Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr.
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes
  • The Soul Rebels
  • Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
  • Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles
  • Dobet Gnahoré of Ivory Coast
  • The Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas
  • New Breed Brass Band
  • Kathy Taylor and Favor
  • Crocodile Gumboot Dancers of South Africa
  • James Andrews & the Crescent City All-Stars
  • The Django Festival Allstars
  • Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
  • Honey Island Swamp Band
  • Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Diassing Kunda of Senegal
  • Matthew Whitaker Trio
  • Jarekus Singleton
  • Ilê Aiyê of Brazil
  • Little Freddie King Blues Band
  • Amy Helm
  • John Mooney & Bluesiana
  • Eric Lindell
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
  • Boukman Eksperyans of Haiti
  • Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • Charmaine Neville Band
  • Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns
  • C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  • Darcy Malone and the Tangle
  • Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
  • The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars
  • Curley Taylor
  • The Bahamas Junkanoos
  • Alfredo Rodriquez and Pedrito Martinez
  • Marc Broussard
  • Rev. John Wilkins
  • James Carter Organ Trio
  • Northern Cree of Canada
  • Hardhead Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
  • Jekalyn Carr
  • Betty Winn & One A-Chord
  • The Anointed Jackson Sisters
  • Toronzo Cannon
  • Dr. Michael White & The Original Liberty Jazz Band with guest Thais Clark
  • Gregg Stafford's Jazz Hounds
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Shades of Praise
  • Baby Boyz Brass Band
  • New Birth Brass Band
  • Pocket Aces Brass Band
  • Stooges Brass Band
  • Storyville Stompers Brass Band
  • The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders
  • McCarver & The Pin Stripe Brass Band
  • Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers SA & PC
  • Scene Boosters SA & PC
  • Original Pigeon Town Steppers SA & PC
  • 7th Ward Creole Hunters
  • Wild Red Flames Mardi Gras Indians
  • The Gathering of Chiefs: Walter Cook & The Creole Wild West MGI with Family and Friends
  • Northside Skull & Bones Gang
  • Chouval Bwa Traditionnel of Martinique