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Jazz fest not tripped up by cancellations

April 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett and Cee Lo Green were announced as last-minute headliners for the New Orleans Jazz Fest after several cancellations.

John Mayer, Eddie Vedder and Jill Scott all cancelled their appearances at the 43rd New Orleans Jazz Fest, which began Friday and goes through Sunday, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

Health problems kept Mayer (throat) and Vedder (back) from appearing, while Jill Scott bowed out to film a remake of "Steel Magnolias," the newspaper said.

Happenstance allowed organizers to fill the gaps with the equally big names of Springsteen and the E Street Band, Buffett and Green.

The trio join The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters, the Beach Boys, Al Green, Florence + the Machine, Bon Iver, Frankie Beverly and Maze, the Zac Brown Band, Bonnie Raitt, and Ne-Yo, in addition to dozens of local New Orleans acts, the newspaper said.

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