The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience returned to New Orleans this weekend, and Stereogum’s own Scott Lapatine and Ryan Leas have been on-site roaming the grounds. Unfortunately, it rained all day yesterday, turning Day 2 of the fest into something more like the Voodoo Music + Swamplands Experience, and mother nature shows no sign of letting up today. Understandably, the festival’s organizers have decided to play it safe and cancel the final day, and they’ve released the following statement in a press release:
NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 1, 2015) – Due to dangerous weather conditions including forecasted persistent rain and flash flood warnings for Orleans Parish for Sunday, November 1, the final day of the 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has been cancelled. Fan safety is the top priority for the producers of the festival and current conditions at City Park do not meet our standards for maintaining a safe experience.
While Voodoo is a no refund, rain or shine event, producers will make refunds available this year given the severe weather conditions. For 3-Day credentials holders, 1/3 of posted price at time of purchase will be refunded. For Single Day credential holders who purchased for Sunday, November 1, a full refund will be offered. Fans should visit www.worshipthemusic.com for further information regarding refunds. Everyone at Voodoo 2015 wants to thank all the music fans that came to City Park to experience the first incredible two days of stellar performances. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.