The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival line-up has been announced with what seems like an unusually large number of high profile headline acts for this year’s event. Fans have already taken to social media to call it one of the best line-ups ever.
The line-up so far announced features Van Morrison, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Boz Scaggs, Mavis Staples, Lauryn Hill, Arturo Sandoval, Buddy Guy, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Isley Brothers, Pearl Jam, Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr, Arlo Guthrie, Gov’t Mule, Michael McDonald, Rhiannon Giddens, Brandi Carlile, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Punch Brothers, The Lone Bellow, Snarky Puppy, Buffy St Marie, Gregory Porter, Janelle Monae…and many more.
The New Orleans/Louisiana component of the line-up includes: Aaron Neville, Trombone Shorty, Dr John, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Terance Blanchard, Kermit Ruddins, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Ellis Marsalis, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more. There will also be a special tribute to Allen Toussaint as well as a tribute to BB King.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival runs from April 22 through to May 1.