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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Phish and Christina Aguilera are among the headliners of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Jazz Fest may also turn into a bit of a twerk fest with "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke on the lineup.
In all, about 5,000 entertainers will play the festival on about a dozen stages April 25-May 4.
The lineup, announced Tuesday, includes local favorites. Among them are Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins.
The festival's first weekend of performances is April 25-27. Performances in the second weekend start May 1 and run through May 4.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced the music lineup for the 45th anniversary Festival scheduled for April 25 - 27 and May 1 - 4, 2014. Started in 1970, "Jazz Fest" continues to showcase the most important names in music both locally and nationally. Celebrating four and a half decades of musical and cultural memories, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more.
Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Arcade Fire, Santana, Robin Thicke, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Songz, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Public Enemy, The Avett Brothers, Charlie Wilson, Alabama Shakes, John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Rubén Blades, Lyle Lovett, Boz Scaggs, The Head and the Heart, Johnny Winter, Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau, Keb' Mo', Mary Mary, Delbert McClinton, North Mississippi Allstars, Chick Corea & the Vigil, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Rachelle Ferrell, Pharoah Sanders, Laura Mvula, Solange, Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Rance Allen Group, The Mavericks, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Bobby Jones & Nashville Super Choir, Robert Earl Keen, Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys, Bombino, Afoxé Omô Nilê Ogunjá of Pernambuco-Brazil, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Johnnyswim, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Joe Louis Walker, Bernard Allison Group, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers, Gregory Porter, René Marie – With Love to Eartha Kitt, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Chris Smither, Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC's and more are all among the national and international artists scheduled to appear at the 45th edition of Jazz Fest. (The complete day-by-day schedule is available at lineup.nojazzfest.com)
Hundreds of Louisiana legends and Festival favorites are scheduled to appear, such as: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, the Radiators, Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk w/ special guest Art Neville, Better Than Ezra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Big Freedia, Chocolate Milk, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Anders Osborne, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tab Benoit, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, The Terence Blanchard Group, Cowboy Mouth, Sonny Landreth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Nicholas Payton XXX, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9, Ellis Marsalis, Jeremy Davenport, Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters, Imagination Movers, Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun, Marc Broussard, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, PJ Morton, Davell Crawford, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Jon Cleary, John Boutté, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Revivalists, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alexis & the Samurai, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Lillian Boutté & New Orleans Gumbozaire, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Treme Brass Band, Los Hombres Calientes and so much more.
Advanced single-day tickets for Jazz Fest, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are only $50 through January 31, when the price will be $55. The gate price ticket will be $70. Children's tickets (ages 2 - 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single-day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day's attendance. Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.