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Arcade Fire performing during 2022 NCAA March Madness Music Festival

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Arcade Fire has joined the lineup of the 2022 NCAA March Madness Music Festival, taking place April 1-3 in New Orleans in conjunction with the Final Four of the men’s college basketball tournament.

The “Wake Up” outfit will perform as part of the AT&T Block Party, which will be held April 1. The bill will also includes New Orleans jazz collective Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as DJ Rusty Lazer.

Though they original hail from Montreal, Arcade Fire has strong ties to New Orleans, where band mates — and husband and wife — Win Butler and Régine Chassagne now live.

As previously announced, Imagine Dragons and Grouplove are also on the March Madness Festival lineup. They’ll take the stage for the Capital One JamFest, which is scheduled for April 3.

Admission for all three days of the festival is free, although you do need to register for tickets ahead of time. For more info, visit NCAA.com.

Last week, Arcade Fire announced that they will release a new album, WE, on May 6.

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