The lineup for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced.

I've been attending the event for the past 12 years. The biggest crowd I've ever seen at Jazzfest was the day Bruce Springsteen played a couple years ago. The boss is coming back.

This may be the biggest, most diverse lineup yet. Over 5,000 artists will perform on the various stages. Headliners include three time Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton, Hall of Famers Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and Allen Toussaint. New Orleans favorites like The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Better Than Ezra, and Galactic will be on hand, as well as pop sensations Robin Thicke, and Christina Aguilera.

The event takes place April 25th -27th, and May 1st-4th. at the Fairgrounds Racetrack. I've already put in a request for vacation days.