Music + Art Project is excited to announce the final additions to its
2016 lineup for the two-day festival, now celebrating its fifth
anniversary. Taking place at New Orleans’ riverside Mardi Gras World,
BUKU will showcase a diverse artist lineup as well as one-of-a-kind art
installations, street performers and an array of local food &
beverage offerings. The 2016 festival will take place on March 11 + 12.
Two-day passes are currently on sale at www.thebukuproject.com/tickets.
The latest additions to the festival roster include the following: the jaw-dropping production of electro pop duo Purity Ring; breakthrough producer Deorro, who currently has 5 tracks in Beatport’s top 100 electro-house charts; hip-hop pair Rae Sremmurd, whose sophomore effort is around the corner; Canadian bass producer/DJ Datsik; underground funky house producer Claptone; house/techno pioneer and Hot Creations label co-owner Lee Foss; a live band performance from critically-acclaimed rapper and singer Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals; live hip-hop influenced electronic group Break Science; a back-to-back DJ set from Oneman B2B My Nu Leng; and local New Orleans acts Sunsabetchez and KTRL.
Also, shortly after the new year, BUKU announced that Pretty Lights’
headlining set will be “live” accompanied by the Analog Future Band.
Newly announced VIP-only performers include Filipino-American producer Sweater Beats; melodic bass producer Illenium; grass-hop artist Vibe Street; and local dance acts DJ Matt Scott and Kidd Love.
has also commissioned six local collectives to curate showcases in the
grassy “Front Yard” area of the festival grounds: a bounce showcase
curated by “Chef” Big Freedia coordinated with the release of his cookbook; AF The Naysayer’s brainchild Dolo Jazz Suite; underground dance taste makers Kompression and Obsession; indie rock management company Simple Play; and performances by students of the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a local nonprofit benefiting from a portion of BUKU ticket sales.
festival, located in downtown New Orleans, showcases performances
across five unique stages: the main outdoor Power Plant stage, set
against the backdrop of an abandoned early 20th Century power plant; the
electronic-focused Float Den stage, housed in a Mardi Gras float
manufacturing warehouse; the sleek indoor Ballroom stage, equipped with a
balcony; the fan-favorite Back Alley stage, which offers views of the
city’s iconic Crescent City Connection bridge; and the VIP-only stage
housed aboard the S.S. BUKU riverboat docked on the Mississippi River.
COMPLETE BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT LINEUP:
Pretty Lights (Live Band)
Above & Beyond
What So Not
Cashmere Cat B2B Trippy Turtle
Mystikal B2B Juvenile B2B Fly Boi Keno
Mija B2B Anna Lunoe
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
J.Phlip B2B Kill Frenzy
Oneman B2B My Nu Leng
DJ Soul Sister
VIP S.S. BUKU:
Louis The Child
The Funk Hunters
DJ Matt Scott
Ticketing and information on travel packages can be found at www.thebukuproject.com/tickets.