Voodoo Adds 2 New Acts To 2009 Festival

The Voodoo Experience has added a hardcore punk-spoken word artist-slash-political activist and a Somali-Canadian poet-rapper-musician to its 2009 music festival lineup.Organizers say the addition of Jello Biafra and the GuantanamoSchool Of Medicine and K'Naan demonstrate their "commitment to offer their audience one of the most diverse musical experiences in America."The three-day alternative music festival is slated for Halloween weekend, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at New Orleans City Park. Headliners include Eminem, Lenny Kravitz, Widespeard Panic, Ween, KISS, Jane's Addiction, and George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. This will be rapper Eminem's first full performance in more thanfour years, and it is his only scheduled concert for 2009. KISS is slated to perform Halloween night, while Kravitz will close the festival. Besides alternative punk and rock groups, Voodoo offers a host of Louisiana favorites, including Walter "Wolfman"

Washington and Trombone Shorty.

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