Voodoo Fest: 5 Improvements for 2016

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Voodoo Fest takes over New Orleans this Halloween weekend. Thousands of music fans will pack City Park for one of the biggest fall festivals. The Weeknd, G-Eazy, Tool and Arcade Fire are among the artists headlining the three-day fest starting on Friday at noon. Read on for a number of changes this year aimed at improving the overall experience for festival-goers.

Photo courtesy: Voodoo Fest

Voodoo Cashless

The festival introduces a new cashless payment system this year to offer a safer way to make transactions. Festival-goers can securely connect a payment method and 4-digit pin to their wristband and make purchases around the park with the tap of a wrist.

Stage Layout & Schedule Shifts

Festival organizers say they hope to improve the fan experience shifting stages to reduce sound bleeding, most notably the Le Plur stage which hosts the majority of EDM acts. They also hope to combat competing noise by alternating sets between stages.

Restroom Upgrades

Say goodbye to porta potties. Festival organizers make way for restroom upgrades this year.  Every restroom at the fest will be upgraded to environmentally-friendly, flushable toilets.

Brew Dat Beer Hall

Don’t miss out on the game! Another new addition this year offers craft beers on tap (for fans 21 and over) and sports on big screen TV’s. If you need to catch up on the Saints during Sunday’s performances, this hangout is your spot.

Cupcake Vineyards Wine Lounge

Festival organizers also keep wine lovers in mind with the new Cupcake Vineyards Wine Lounge. Grab a glass of sangria or create a refreshing “poptail” by adding a complimentary handmade ice pop to your favorite wine.

Visit the festival website for more tips for the weekend.

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