Dec 06 2018

BUKU Music + Art Project Announce 2019 Artist Lineup Headlined by Lana Del Rey & A$AP Rocky

By: Staff

The BUKU Music + Art Project today announced the first round of performers for the festival taking place on March 22 and 23, 2019. Now in its eighth year, the two-day event will return to Mardi Gras World in New Orleans after a sold out 2018 event. A portion of ticket proceeds support the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a non-profit organization providing New Orleans youth with opportunities to study hip-hop and dance music production.

Artists announced on the 2019 lineup areLana Del Rey in what is her only currently-announced U.S. performance; hip-hop and fashion icon A$AP Rocky; the return and 2019 debut of Skrillex and Boys Noize’s collaboration Dog Blood; bass music torchbearer Excision; Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates in his first New Orleans play since 2016; a live performance by GRiZ who just released the first two tracks off of his upcoming 2019 album; RL GrimeLouis The Child; breakout R&B star Ella Mai; hometown horrorcore rap heroes $UICIDEBOY$; a rare back-to-back set from NGHTMRE B2B Slander; the first New Orleans play for Playboi Carti; emo mainstays Dashboard Confessional and Mayday ParadeToro Y Moi who will release a new album in January; Claude VonStrokeGunnaFisher; the first New Orleans play for The Black MadonnaDeath Grips; a unique set from Getter performing his critically-acclaimed new album Visceral; EkaliYaejiDenzel Curry; a rare joint set from J.I.D and EARTHGANGG JonesLiquid StrangerTOKiMONSTA; internet sensations Oliver Tree and Doja Cat1788-L; jam band PapadosioPeekabooRoy Blair; a special set from We Came As Romans in memory of Kyle Pavone; a DJ set from Matt + Travis of From First To LastRico NastyDouniaKidswasteWhipped CreamMersivsfamVIP patrons will be treated to VIP-Only performances fromCharlesTheFirstDabinDuskusJantsenKittensNoizuXie; and AF THE NAYSAYER who is one of Upbeat Academy’s lead artist instructors.

The 2019 event will also feature a strong showing of local flavor with over a dozen New Orleans’ artists and showcasesbàwldy B2B BoarcrokDohm CollectiveFreewaterJames Seville;KlutchLil JodeciLleaunaMalik Ninety FiveThouTRAX ONLYTristan DufreneTrombone Shorty AcademyUnicorn Fukr; and Upbeat AcademyComplementing the music acts will be the following graffiti artists and live painters participating in a Live Art GalleryArt by JayCeauxDvoteFat KidsHugo GyrlInkJ Hand PaintsJediKnowlaLipkisMonica Kelly;MurkyPainterPAWSREAD MF BOOKS; and Swan.

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.  The 2018 BUKU Music + Art Project featured an expanded festival site that sold out with a daily attendance of over 17,500 guests, making it the highest attended 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.

Tickets for the 2019 event will go on-sale Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10AM CT and include a variety of options for general and VIP admission as well as travel packages. VIP ticketing provides a host of special amenities that include exclusive VIP-only performances, premium viewing areas, as well as an open bar for guests 21+. When purchasing tickets, patrons should be mindful that BUKU is a 17+ event.  More information on tickets offerings and pricing can be found at http://bit.ly/BUKU2019Tickets.

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