BUKU Music + Art Project today announced the eighth installment of the annual festival, taking place on March 22-23, 2019 at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA making its return after a sold-out 2018 event. The artist lineup is expected to announce in the fall.
A limited general admission pre-sale for two-day passes go on sale Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 12 PM CT. When purchasing tickets patrons should be mindful that BUKU is an 18+ event. Tickets and pricing information can be found at thebukuproject.com/tickets
Inspired by the creative subculture of New Orleans, BUKU sits at the crosshairs of underground warehouse party and major urban music festival by fusing a progressive and diverse musical lineup with live street art, one-of-a-kind industrial art installations, local food vendors, and dozens of surprise “pop-up” performances. Each year, a portion of ticket proceeds from the event support the Upbeat Academy Foundation, an educational non-profit program for New Orleans youth that teaches the technical and creative skills of hip-hop music production.
The 2018 BUKU Music + Art Project featured an expanded festival site that sold out with a daily attendance of 17,500 guests, making it the highest attendance BUKU to date. New additions included the Wharf Stage, adjacent to the Mississippi River, a relocated main stage across the train tracks with the Market Street Power Plant serving as its backdrop, several new art installations, and an all-new BUKU VIP Rooftop overlooking the main stage.
Previous BUKU lineups have featured (in alphabetical order): Avicci, Alison Wonderland, alt-J, A Day To Remember, A$AP Rocky, Bassnectar, Borgore, Calvin Harris, Cashmere Cat, Chance The Rapper, CHVRCHES, Claude VonStroke, deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Dillon Francis, Future, Earl Sweatshirt, The Flaming Lips, Falling In Reverse, Explosions in the Sky, GRiZ, Gramatik, Honey Dijon, Illenium, Jamie Jones, Kehlani, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Lil Boosie, Little Dragon, MGMT, Migos, Major Lazer, Nas, Nina Kraviz, Passion Pit, Odesza, Phantogram, Porter Robinson, Portugal. The Man, Post Malone, Pretty Lights, Purity Ring, REZZ, Run The Jewels, Seth Troxler, Skrillex, SZA, Sylvan Esso, Travis Scott, TV on the Radio, 21 Savage, Tyler The Creator, Tycho, Virtual Self, Vince Staples, Zeds Dead, ZHU + many more.
The 2019 artist lineup and more information about 2019 BUKU Music + Art Project will be coming soon.