Elton John, The Who, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, T.I., the Meters, Ryan Adams and Wilco will perform at the 46th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, one of the longest-running multi-day music festivals in the U.S.
Other big acts performing this year include Jimmy Buffett, John Legend, Trombone Shorty, No Doubt, Hozier, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, Keith Urban and Steve Winwood.
Jazz Fest 2015 will be held April 24 to May 3, on the last weekend of April (Friday-Sunday) and the first weekend of May (Thursday-Sunday). The full lineup, featuring hundreds of national touring acts and local performers on each weekend, can be found here. One more headliner will be named to close the second weekend, according to organizers.
Jazz Fest annually celebrates New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture by offering local food and drinks, a variety of vendors and cultural demonstrations. Activities take place from 11am to 7pm daily at the Fair Grounds Race Course, a horse racing track located in Mid-City, while unofficial after-parties continue at clubs throughout New Orleans until early in the morning.
Beyond headline and mainstream acts, numerous stages showcase local music styles such as blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean and jazz.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, January 13 at 10am. Single day advance tickets start at $58 without service charge. Gate price tickets remained the same price as last year at $70. Grand Marshal VIP passes were raised to $975 for the first weekend and $1125 for the second weekend.
Jazz Fest enjoyed several high-profile performances in 2014, including Eric Clapton, Phish, Santana, Robert Plant and many more. In total, about 435,000 visitors walked through the festival gates on both weekends.