Voodoo Fest Toyota Music Den pics (Babes in Toyland, Gerard Way, Joy Formidable, Wax Motif, Django Django, more)
Babes in Toyland / Django Django
For two (instead of three) days this past Halloween weekend, various artists playing Voodoo Fest stopped by the Toyota Music Den to play a second set, DJ or give a live interview. Like at past fests, BrooklynVegan helped curate the festivities, and this year that included sets by Babes in Toyland, The Joy Formidable, Wax Motif, Gerard Way and more. I DJ'd between sets. Yassir Lester was our on stage host.
The Joy Formidable put on a memorable acoustic show that drew in passers by to the tent; playing new material and promising that their forthcoming album will finally see the light of day in the coming year. Wax Motif closed out the tent on Friday with a high level of energy - mixing current dance and rap tracks seamlessly to his crowd jumping around just below. Many then rushed to catch the Jack U set that started just after the tent closed down for the night and stayed around for the headliner, Florence & The Machine, to wind down the night in the perfect (Halloween) fashion.
As the rain picked up on Saturday, things were getting sloppier on the grounds but most went unfazed - it was Halloween after all. Django Django brought their brand of slick electronic indie cool into the tent for a strong set of jams, followed by the one and only Babes In Toyland. A strong crowd of long time fans gathered early with anticipation, as this was Babes first appearance in New Orleans in 15 years. They were back to form and a packed tent rocked along with them as the rain continued to pick up just outside. Ozzy Osbourne closed the night out on the main stage in pouring rain to the diehards on a Halloween night that proved to be brutally spooky. Ozzy would be the last act of the festival to play, as the entire day and night were cancelled on Sunday due to flooding that created unsafe conditions for artists and festival goers alike.
Pictures of the whole fest are HERE. More from inside the Music Den, below...
The Joy Formidable
Babes in Toyland
Nina Las Vegas