It’s a Big Year for BUKU Festival & Here’s Why

It’s a Big Year for BUKU Festival & Here’s Why

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the southern United States’ most musical and artistic cities. BUKU Music and Art Project is a two-day music festival produced by Winter Circle Productions. The festival began only 6 short years ago in 2012. Held annually on the grounds of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras World, BUKU’s is a smaller regional festival. Despite its size, has quite the reputation for creating huge waves without losing its intimate and underground feel.

BUKU aims to celebrate the culture and style of New Orleans through electronic, hip-hop, and indie rock music, as well as with the arts community, local food vendors, visual artists, and pop-up street performers. Since its conception, BUKU’s stages have been graced by the likes of incredible performers such as Bassnectar, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, Portugal. The Man, and so many more. It’s a Big Year for BUKU Festival & Here’s Why.

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This year, the festival has announced a lineup that is bigger and better than ever. Opting to release the lineup of artists in a series of 3 different phases, the folks at Winter Circle have followers on the edge of their seats waiting to see what will happen next and which artists will make the cut this year. The first phase dropped back in November, leaving many wondering how the next phase of releases could get any better. This year will mark the return to the festival stage for Bassnectar and Borgore who both put on out of this world performances at BUKU 2015. The festival will also be welcoming popular electronic acts MGMT, Alison Wonderland, Hippie Sabotage, and Grammy-nominated Mura Masa for their debut sets, which are sure to be crowd favorites.

Today, the much anticipated second phase of the festival lineup was revealed after what seemed like months of antagonizing waiting. They definitely made it worth our wait. With the addition of Porter Robinson under new alias ‘Virtual Self’. Another Grammy-nominee (Bonobo), and other EDM heavyweights like Rezz, Ganja White Night, Snakehips, Gryffin, and Jai Wolf. This is not even to mention the popular and up and coming hip-hop acts. With just a touch of 2000s punk rock now slated to perform at BUKU 2018 in March, this year is sure to be truly unique.

What To Expect This Year at BUKU

Another awesome feature of this year’s festival will be the creation of an entirely new VIP section. In previous years festival, attendees had the option to purchase a VIP pass to allow them aboard the SS BUKU. It’s a private steamboat where they could catch exclusive performances. As time progressed, They have decided to retire the SS BUKU. In order to make way for a multi-level structure that’s known as the BUKU Rooftop. On the rooftop, VIPs will get to experience an epic BUKU rooftop party. It is complete with comfortable seating, snacks, décor, and amazing views of the main stage. Top tier VIPs will even receive access to full table service, an open bar, a complimentary massage therapist, BUKU BUTLER service to get hand-delivered food and drinks delivered to them wherever they are within the festival, and exclusive parties with artists and music industry guests.

With still one more phase of amazing unknown artists to be announced after the new year, this year’s BUKU Music and Art Project is definitely going to one for the books. Excitement and anticipation continue to build every day that we get closer to March 9th and 10th when this year’s BUKU will take place. Be sure to grab your tickets today before it is too late.

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