BUKU Music + Art Project announced the first round of artists for the seventh installment of the annual festival, taking place on March 9-10, 2018 at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. Phase 2 performers are expected to be announced after Thanksgiving and Phase 3 shortly after the New Year.
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.
Artists included in the Phase 1 Preview of the BUKU 2018 lineup are: visionary producer Bassnectar who will headline BUKU for the second time; indie favorites MGMT and Sylvan Esso; critically acclaimed breakout R&B/hip-hop/soul artist SZA; Australian DJ and producer Alison Wonderland; renowned hip-hop artists Isaiah Rashad andFlatbush Zombies; metal-influenced “gore-step” EDM producer Borgore; electronic and hip-hop producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa; British-born and Tokyo- and Hong Kong-raised indie-pop artist Bishop Briggs; EDM brother duo from Sacramento Hippie Sabotage; St. Louis futuristic funk and soul rapper Smino; genre blending DJ, fashion icon and trans-activist Honey Dijon; a showcase from Soulection, a progressive community and artist collective; entrancing up-and-comer producers CloZee and Jade Cicada; Louisiana native, LA transplant neo-R&B/alternative artist Zack Villere; and local DJ and designer Bouffant Bouffant.
New for 2018, the BUKU ROOFTOP will replace the S.S. BUKU riverboat. The multi-tiered structure and VIP-only space will continue to offer special amenities such as prime viewing of the main stage, seating and an open bar for guests 21+. Details for the VIP-only artist performances will be announced soon as well as other enhancements to the overall BUKU 2018 on-site experience.
General Admission, GA Plus, VIP 21+, VIP, and TOO BUKU VIP 2-Day Passes and Travel Packages for all ticket types are on sale now. When purchasing tickets patrons should be mindful that BUKU is an 18+ event. The option to purchase passes using a Payment Plan is available to fans upon checkout. Additionally, BUKU will again be offering an optional Collectible 3D Magnet which can be paired with a ticket, featuring BUKU’s iconic “moon-eye” illustration which has a new iteration each year.
More information on tickets and ticket pricing can be found at www.thebukuproject.com/tickets.
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