Jazz Fest 2020: The Who, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks and Lizzo among headliners

The Who, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks and Lizzo are among the acts headlining the 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Organizers announced the lineup for the 51st year of the festival.

More than 650 bands are set to perform across 14 stages, performing virtually every kind of American music in a diverse lineup.

Other 2020 headliners include Dead & Company, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, Erykah Badu and The Beach Boys.

Check out the full lineup below:

See the official talent announcement video below:

The announcement finally confirms previous chatter about The Who headlining this year’s festival. Last year, an Instagram post by Pete Townshend, co-founder of the band, leaked details about the upcoming Jazz Fest performance.

The 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will once again span eight days this year at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Opening day is on Thursday, April 23. Both of the event’s weekends will run Thursday through Sunday, from April 23 to April 26 and April 30 to May 3.

Tickets go on sale to the general public today at noon through  www.nojazzfest.com. New ticketing options are available for Jazz Fest 2020, including 4-day weekend passes. (Please see the attached ticketing page for detailed information.) Single-day general admission tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Smoothie King Center Box Office starting on Tuesday, January 21.

Children’s tickets (ages 2 – 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. The “Locals Thursday” tradition will continue on both April 23 and April 30 when Louisiana residents who present valid identification at the gate can purchase up to two admissions for $50 each. Additional details are available at the Festival website.

VIP packages are on sale now while very limited supplies last. VIP packages are weekend specific and are valid for all four days of the weekend purchased.

Jazz Fest offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in a very special way: the Festival’s popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival’s stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area.

Nearly 500,000 attendees celebrated the 50th anniversary of the festival last year, according to organizers.

Started in 1970, Jazz Fest annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, alongside unforgettable performances by nationally and internationally renowned guest artists.

For the latest updates, please follow the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival social channels and the website at nojazzfest.com.