Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Elton John Lead Jazz Fest Lineup
. (Radio.com) The festival announcement season has officially begun. Last week, we learned that AC/DC, Jack White and Drake are headlining this year's Coachella, and later this week, we expect to find out the Bonnaroo lineup. On Monday, however, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced its lineup, via a YouTube video.
Among the acts on the bill this year: Elton John, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, the Who, T.I., Keith Urban, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Hozier, Jimmy Buffett, Widespread Panic, Steve Winwood, Galactic featuring Macy Gray, No Doubt, Big Freedia, Pitbull, John Legend, Chicago and Sturgill Simpson.
The festival runs from April 24 through May 3. Jazz Fest is more inclusive of pop, mainstream country and older acts than most other festivals; this is partially because, unlike Bonnaroo and Coachella, it isn't a "camping" event, and it appeals to an all-ages audience in a way that festivals that require you to live on the grounds doesn't. (Unlike teens and 20somethings, older adults are more likely to rock out for a full weekend if they can stay in a nice hotel and eat at fun restaurants.)
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