The line-up for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced, with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Arcade Fire, Alabama Shakes, Eric Clapton, Christina Aguilera, Public Enemy, Robin Thicke, Phish, Solange, Bobby Womack, Robert Plant, John Fogerty, The Head and the Heart, Tre Songz, Alejandro Escovedo, The Avett Br0thers and Chaka Khan among the non-native Louisianan headliners.
Of course, those big names are less than than half of the good reason to go to The City That Care Forgot for Jazz Fest, which takes place over the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. Also on the bill: Allen Toussaint, Galactic, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Irma Thomas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Hot 9, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sonny Landreth, Nicholas Payton XXX, John Boutte, Treme Brass Band, Geronimo Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, and more.
Springsteen and Arcade Fire both play the second weekend. Phish and Clapton are set for the first. This is the first U.S. Springsteen date announced for what is likely to be a full tour behind the new album High Hopes, which comes out today.
The entire lineup can be seen here. The announcement video is below.