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Voodoo 2015: Top 10 Artists Worth Discovering

From Post Malone to Hundred Waters, you won’t want to pass up these non-headliners

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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.

1 / 10

The Joy Formidable

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.

2 / 10

Post Malone

Take your Post pick: his idiosyncratic breakout hit, "White Iverson," or Kanye's Malone-featuring, only-played-it-at-the-fashion-show-so-far "Fade.” Either song is reason enough to find out if this 20-year-old Dallas kid can win you over with his bars onstage.

3 / 10

Hundred Waters

The hushed sounds of this Gainesville, Fla. group often lead to rapturous build-ups, with Nicole Miglis brandishing her stunning voice throughout. Hundred Waters released one of 2014’s best albums, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, and remain a must-see live show.

4 / 10

Joey Bada$$ and the Soul Rebels

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.

5 / 10


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.

6 / 10

The Struts

If you haven’t listened to the Struts’ “Could Have Been Me,” the admirably bombastic single from their Have You Heard EP, stop what you’re doing and listen up. And if you’re longing for some old-rock rock pageantry, don’t miss these guys at Voodoo.

7 / 10


Peaches has long been the underground's dark mistress, dabbling in everything from quirky electronica to acoustic folk. Her most recent album, Rub, sees her embracing dance and hip hop.

8 / 10


Best known for their Big Data collaboration “Dangerous,” Joywave has a lot of electro-pop treats of their own on new album How Do You Feel Now? Hollywood Records is mighty high on these guys, and with good reason.

9 / 10

Title Fight

Title Fight tow the line between inventive indie rock and emo, but do so without feeling dated or cheap--it's an interesting and effective skill to possess. If you're looking to let loose and get wild, look no further.

10 / 10

July Talk

Imagine Tom Waits co-fronting a modern alt-rock band with a gentle female co-lead, and you’ll get an idea as to why July Talk is so intriguing. The Canadian group is opening up the main stage on Sunday, so start the final day of Voodoo off right.

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