Watch Metallica + More Perform Live From the Voodoo Festival
New Orleans is the place to be this weekend for the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, but even if you’re not anywhere near Louisiana, you can still catch Metallica and more this evening with the Voodoo Festival webstream (which you can watch below).
Actual streaming footage from the festival begins today courtesy of Ustream at 1PM ET/10AM PT. Today’s lineup includes such acts as Silversun Pickups, AWOLNATION, Justice, and The Features among others. Metallica’s performance is set for 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT. Fans can also catch highlights from the Voodoo festival on Fuse TV throughout the day.
Metallica were a last minute addition to the Voodoo festival lineup, as original Saturday headliners Green Day bowed out after singer Billie Joe Armstrong‘s recent admittance to rehab. Guitarist Kirk Hammett stated, “I’m very honored that we’re able to help our friends in Green Day. I wish Billie Joe the best of luck, we’ll do anything to help them out. It’s great to be able to help him out.” Of the event itself, Hammett gushed, “New Orleans during Halloween, I’m really excited about that. I love New Orleans, I love the voodoo folklore, I love the vampire folklore. It should be pretty interesting.”
While the band have curtailed their touring for the time being, Voodoo gives the group the perfect showcase in advance of their ‘Quebec Magnetic‘ DVD, which is slated for a Dec. 10 release.
Lars Ulrich stated earlier this year that he thought it would be 2014 before fans would see a new record, which means studio time will likely take up a good portion of next year. However, Metallica do have plans to headline the Rock in Rio festival and take part in Australia’s Soundwave traveling tour next year. But for now, be sure to check out Metallica and other acts playing today’s Voodoo Arts + Music Experience in the live stream below.