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21 January 2022

Stevie Nicks, The Who Confirmed Among Headline Acts For 2022 New Orleans Jazz Fest

Stevie Nicks New Orleans Jazz Festival
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Stevie Nicks, The Who, Foo Fighters and Willie Nelson are among the headliners confirmed to perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest, which — after two years of COVID-cancelled festivals — returns to New Orleans from 29 April to 8 May.

The Black Crowes, Luke Combs, Jimmy Buffett, Lionel Richie, and Erykah Badu are also among the top-billed acts, with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, Randy Newman, The Avett Brothers, Dawn Richard, Kool & the Gang, and dozens of New Orleans legends — including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Freedia, and Dumpstaphunk — also featured.

This year’s line-up also includes Ziggy Marley performing the music of his father Bob Marley, a “Newport All-Stars” tribute to that fest’s late founder George Wein, Cee Lo Green leading a James Brown tribute, plus sets from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Asleep at the Wheel, Melissa Etheridge, Buddy Guy, Billy Strings, Ludacris, and more. Visit the New Orleans Jazz Fest’s official website for further information.

Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, and The Who were all among the headliners for the 2020 Jazz Fest that was cancelled by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic; the 2021 Jazz Fest — which featured Foo Fighters alongside the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, and Dead & Company — was scheduled for the next spring, but that too was postponed to the fall and ultimately cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Earlier this year, Foo Fighters released a professionally recorded video concert from their full 2021 show at Madison Square Garden.

The rock legends re-opened the iconic New York arena after 466 days of COVID closure, with their date having the honour of being the first full-capacity show there since the beginning of the pandemic. The band ran through a massive 24-song setlist. Aside from all the classics, the band performed a live debut of Radiohead’s Creep, and they also performed Queen’s Somebody To Love and the Bee Gees’ You Should Be Dancing.

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