Elton John and The Who have been set to headline the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this year.

Along with John and The Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are also joining the festival as headlining acts. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the country, drawing thousands of consumers to the state over the three-day weekend. In the new tradition of many festivals these days, including Coachella and Austin City Limits, the Jazz and Heritage Festival will be spread out over two consecutive weekends, with all acts performing both weekends.

Aside from the aforementioned headlining acts, the festival will also accommodate regular acts like local musicians Irma Thomas, known as the New Orleans Queen of Soul, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, singer/pianist Allen Toussaint, and The Meters. Other notable acts include Keith Urban, Wilco, John Legend, Ryan Adams, Jimmy Buffet, Pitbull,

Along with the regular acts there will be hundreds of singers, songwriters, and various musicians filling out the weekend of music and heritage in New Orleans. There will also be a tribute to Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer Fats Domino, who was most well known for the song Blueberry Hill.

While the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival showcase music, the website also has links to different crafts, food, and a link to the Louisiana Folklife Village.

Previous Jazz Fest headline acts have included the Dave Matthews Band and The Black Keys. The 2014 Jazz Fest was headlined by Bruce Springsteen and Robert Plant, among others.

The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, and again the next weekend, Thursday April 30 through May 2. The Thursday show on the next weekend will include Widespread Panic and Alison Krauss among many others. Tickets are on sale now.

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