Eagles, Herbie Hancock, Tom Petty, Levon Helm slated for 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The Eagles and Tom Petty play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time, as 2012′s lineup is announced for the sprawling outdoor music event featuring rock, jazz, Americana, gospel, rhythm and blues, Cajun and zydeco. Advance tickets will be available at nojazzfest.com.

Other notables include Herbie Hancock, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, Bonnie Raitt, the Zac Brown Band, Al Green, Jill Scott, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Florence & the Machine, the Neville Brothers, Levon Helm of the Band with special guest Mavis Staples, Pete Fountain and the Neville Brothers, among others. The event will be held over two weekends from April 27 through May 6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE 2012 LINEUP …

Eagles
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Foo Fighters
Zac Brown Band
TBA
John Mayer
The Neville Brothers
Al Green
Herbie Hancock and his Band
Ne-Yo
My Morning Jacket
Bon Iver
Paulina Rubio
Jill Scott
Florence + the Machine
Allen Toussaint
Feist
Bunny Wailer
Bonnie Raitt
Irma Thomas
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
Dr. John & the Lower 911
Janelle Monae
Yolanda Adams
Iron & Wine
Pete Fountain
Rodrigo y Gabriella
Steel Pulse
Rebirth Brass Band
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Esperanza Spalding
funky Meters
Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples,
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Aaron Neville
Steve Earle
Galactic
Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary Jam
Little Anthony & The Imperials
Ani DiFranco
GIVERS
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Dianne Reeves
Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Better Than Ezra
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Bruce Hornsby
Dave Koz
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Gomez
Pedrito Martinez
Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa
Israel & New Breed
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Zebra
Amanda Shaw
James Cotton “Superharp” Band
Cowboy Mouth
Asleep at the Wheel
Papa Grows Funk
David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco
Bobby Rush
Chuck Leavell & Friends
Ellis Marsalis
Marcia Ball
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
John Boutté
Gary Clark Jr.
The Texas Tornados feat. Flaco Jiminez, Augie Myers, and Shawn Sahm
Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band feat. Terence Blanchard
Cheikh Lô
Tab Benoit
Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”
Bombino of Niger
Glen Hansard
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Jeremy Davenport
Sarah Jarosz
Bonerama
Evelyn Turrentine-Agee
Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic
Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey
Wycliff Gordon
Donald Harrison
Lindigo of Reunion Islands feat. Fixi
Sonny Landreth
Buckwheat Zydeco
Soul Rebels
The Stars of Heaven
Jewel Brown & the Heritage Hall Jazz Band
Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Anders Osborne
Honey Island Swamp Band
Theresa Andersson
John Mooney & Bluesiana
Eric Lindell
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Pine Leaf Boys
James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians
Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark
Banu Gibson
Hot 8 Brass Band
George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band

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