The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience boasts a mind-boggling lineup of major music talent, from Florence + The Machine to Chance The Rapper to Ozzy freakin’ Osbourne and his incredible supporting band. Earlier this week we highlighted the can’t-miss major artists to check out at Voodoo this year, and now it’s time to spotlight some of the performers you might not be familiar with, but definitely need to be.
Looking for the hot discovery of Voodoo? Check out these 10 artists who are good bets to deliver supreme sets.
The Joy Formidable hail from Wales, and there's something about their homeland's cold weather climate that seems to inspire fiery, ferocious live sets from the trio. Of all the creative and eclectic guitar-based acts at Voodoo Festival this year, these guys seem to recall a certain rock energy that's been lacking in pop music for quite some time now.
Joey's still blasting ahead on the success of his label debut, January's B4.DA.$$, and the 20-year-old from Brooklyn is hitting the stage with the brassy eight-member Soul Rebels. And it just so happens that the Big Freedia collaborators are playing a hometown show, nearly 25 years after they started out.
Elliphant is quickly becoming the coolest go-to pop collaborator: In the past year, the Stockholm singer has worked with everyone from Major Lazer and David Guetta to Big Freedia and Pusha T. With her sound touching on pop, dancehall, hip hop and EDM, there's no reason you won't find something you'll love at her show.