The rising Portland rapper is still fresh in the game, but his amount of diehard fans are growing rapidly by the minute! His energy on stage was one of the most tangible moments throughout Voodoo Music Festival 2017 and it was very fun to see the younger crowd shout every word to his smash hit, "Caroline."
Post Malone currently has the No. 1 single in the country with "Rockstar," and he continued to revel in the moment at Voodoo Fest. The flood of high schoolers and college-aged festival-goers running to make sure they secure a spot was a testament to how major his status has become. The best moment of his set occurred when he urged the audience to live their life before blasting through "Congratulations."
BIG UP EVERYBODY IN NEW ORLEANS SHOWIN LOVE 💙 pic.twitter.com/iZWI3NgaQ0— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) October 29, 2017
DJ Snake was one of the headliners of the final night of Voodoo. While The Killers provided a rock n' roll party, this DJ gave us a dance party. He turned on big-name hits like Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" and J Balvin's "Mi Gente" while infusing his signature house melodies.
The singer showed off his R&B prowess as he sauntered on stage while performing tunes like "Coffee," "How Many Drinks," "Adorn" and "Sky Walker." Along with his velvety voice, it's Miguel's self-assurance that makes him so damn appealing.
At Voodoo Music Festival 2017, Kyle amped up the younger festival-goers as his DJ spun all of the biggest rap songs of the moment: Playboi Carti's "Magnolia," 21 Savage's "Bank Account," Lil Uzi Vert's "444+222" and more. By the time the California rapper emerged on stage, his fans were already ready to get even more turned up.
Since I didn't have a costume to wear like all the other great festival-goers at Voodoo Festival, I decided to take advantage of the free face painting at the Voodoo Ranger Lounge. In less than 15 minutes, I transformed to an everyday girl to a creepy skull!
Football is one of the biggest sports in America—and especially in the South! Fans who wanted to take a break from the festival headed to the "Brew Dat" craft beer hall where got to sip a cold one while watching a major college football game.
RL Grime has one of the dopest selections when it comes to trap and electronic, and he revved up the audience's energy with a remix that no one was expecting! Along with heating up the crowd with fiery pyrotechnics in the frigid weather, he brilliantly fused Kanye West's "Power" with the Stranger Things theme song. How wild is that?
At Voodoo Music Festival 2017, TOKiMONSTA was one of the female acts—of which they were far too few booked—with the Los Angeles DJ from totally dominating her set at the Le Plur stage. She was proof that not only men can be successful DJs in the electronic field as she fused trance-like melodies with heart-pounding beats and classics like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode."
Below, watch our chat with the DJ as she talks loving Children of the Corn and Lune Rouge album while playing with googly eyes at Voodoo Fest 2017:
The festival takes place during Halloween weekend, so I was expecting some scary moments! The best one though happened during the cemetery in the middle of City Park, where zombies and demons literally come face to face with you. Be warned: This isn't for the faint of heart!
Bibi Bourelly gave festival-goers a warm dose of soulful flair during the early hours of day one. The rising singer/songwriter commanded the crowd with her brooding voice that was part old-school Janis Joplin and part laced with weed and whiskey. "I'm lowkey a little fucking crazy," she bluntly told everyone while ripping through tracks like "Ballin," "Sally," "Ego" and "Poet."
Once Bibi Bourelly was finished with her set, she made her way across the park to witness fellow R&B star Kehlani perform. It was endearing to see her among the fans and not in the VIP section while she enjoyed Kehlani's hits.
The singer performed a majority of tunes from his solo work as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, but it was his rendition of "Dark Blue" that had everyone in a frenzy! The single from Jack's Mannequin's 2005 debut album Everything in Transit immediately brought myself and many others back to nostalgic high school memories.
Kendrick Lamar has been building his Kung Fu Kenny persona for a few years now, and it was brought to life during his headlining set. The performance included a few skits where the rapper took on an opponent as he showed off his slick "turtle-style" combat moves!
If you get excited about scary thrills like me, then Voodoo Fest is definitely the right place for you! The grounds featured a mini amusement park with a tame Ferris Wheel and another ride that looks like a death-defying stunt. What made it even more fun was that it played all the turn up jams, from Waka Flocka's "No Hands" to Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow."
In the middle of their set, LCD Soundsystem decided to take everyone to one of the most fun eras in music—the '70s disco era. The band performed their cover of Chic's 1978 classic "I Want Your Love" that was ignited by a spinning disco ball on stage.
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