Elton John and the Who Headline 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The lineup for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced, and, like in recent years, it includes artists way beyond those jazz and heritage labels. For starters, headliners for the seven-day fest include Elton John and the Who.

There are far too many artists playing the festival this year — which takes place April 24 through May 3 — to list here. And they include pretty much every genre you can think of, from actual jazz (Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga) and country (Keith Urban) to pop (No Doubt) and R&B (John Legend) to hip-hop-flavored club music (Pitbull) and alt-rock (Hozier).

There are some classic rockers showing up, too. Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Chicago and Steve Winwood are all scheduled to perform. You can see the full schedule here. Or you can just watch the above video, which runs through most of the big names playing this year.

John is becoming a familiar face at big musical festivals. He closed out Bonnaroo last year with a showstopping set. The Who will resume their Who Hits 50! tour just a couple weeks before the New Orleans fest, which marks the band’s first festival appearance in more than 40 years.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. More than 400,000 fans take in the sounds over two music-stuffed weekends every year. Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton played last year’s fest.


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