The Who, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Beach Boys among 2020 New Orleans Jazz Fest headliners

Courtesy of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The lineup for the 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been unveiled and, as expected, The Who is among the artists set to headline this year’s extravaganza, which takes place April 23 to April 26 and April 30 to May 3.

The British rock legends will hit the festival’s main stage on Saturday, April 25. Back in September, Who guitarist Pete Townshend posted a video on his Instagram page in which he mentioned that his band would play the New Orleans Jazz Fest this year.

Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, The Beach Boys, Dead & Company, Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes are among the event’s other headliners.

Other veteran artists on the festival’s bill include Nile Rodgers & Chic, Kool & the Gang, Rickie Lee Jones, The Isley Brothers, Aaron Neville, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, The Cowsills, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Buddy Guy, John Prine, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, and The Dirty Knobs, the latter being the band fronted by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell.

In addition, the fest will feature several multiple-artist tribute performances, including one saluting New Orleans music legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John, who died last year.

Single-day tickets and four-day weekend passes are available now. For the full lineup and additional ticket info, visit

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