Régine Chassagne and Win Butler of Arcade Fire
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Arcade Fire To Headline Krewe Du Kanaval Music Fest In New Orleans
GRAMMY-winning rock band Arcade Fire are headlining Krewe du Kanaval, a New Orleans-based music festival co-founded by band members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne with Preservation Hall Jazz Band's Ben Jaffe.
The "Merci Haiti"-themed festival will take place on Feb. 14 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in Louis Armstrong Park. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Michael Brun, Jillionaire, Lakou Mizik, Pierre Kwenders and more will perform at the 2020 edition. The festival was founded in 2018.
"Krewe du Kanaval was created to honor New Orleans' Creole culture with its Haitian and Caribbean roots—a piece of this city’s history that is very important to me," Chassagne said in a statement.
Tickets go on sale Friday. Presale starts Thursday.