Festival season 2014 is officially here. With last week’s Coachella 2014 announcement still generating chatter online, the 45th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has rolled out its own list of acts for this year’s event, which is led by Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Santana. Jazz Fest has long been known for much diversity, and this year’s lineup is no exception, with Christina Aguilera making a bit of a live comeback as one of the headliners. Phish, Arcade Fire and Robin Thicke are also among the top-billed acts for the multi-day event, which is scheduled for the weekends of April 25-27 and May 1-4 at New Orleans’ Fair Grounds Race Course.
Single-day $50 tickets for the first weekend are available as of today, while single-day tickets for weekend two go on sale Jan. 31. (VIP tickets for the whole festival are available, but no none VIP full-fest tickets as of yet.) Tickets are available at the Jazz Fest site and Ticketmaster.
— Scott T. Sterling and Annie Reuter, Radio.com