FEB. 3, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The two-day BUKU Music + Art Project is excited to announce additions to its already jam-packed collection of acclaimed performers, visual art installations and local food and craft vendors. BUKU’s unique and quirky vibe combines powerhouse music festival with intimate underground dance-party – all on the banks of the Mississippi River in the heart of New Orleans. Tickets to the 18+ event taking place at Mardi Gras World on March 21- 22, 2014 are currently on sale at www.thebukuproject.com/tickets.
The 2014 BUKU Music + Art Project has expanded its diverse lineup with the additions of: a first-time performance by iconic hip-hop act Nas performing Illmatic with DJ Premier in its entirety in celebration of the landmark album’s 20th Anniversary; noise pop duo Sleigh Bells; hip-hop sensation Chance the Rapper; explosive “trap” pioneer Carnage; instrumentalist and DJ-producer GRiZ; big-room dance producer Clockwork; composer and electronic instrumentalistDan Deacon; live disco duo and remix specialists Classixx (LIVE); Fool’s Gold Records DJ and producer Treasure Fingers; and the Los Angeles-based music and art enigma Young & Sick.
VIP-Only performances have been announced for the S.S. BUKU, a three-level New Orleans-style riverboat docked directly on the festival grounds featuring an open bar, main stage views from the boat’s deck, and additional amenities exclusive to VIP patrons. Performances include a special collaboration with The Gaslamp Killer and a brass ensemble from New Orleans’ own Preservation Hall; as well as DJ sets by Holy Ghost!, Miami Horror, and DJ Soul Sister; and interactive fan experiences like Big Freedia’s ‘Twerk Lesson’; the ‘BU-Katwalk’, an interactive fan fashion show featuring BUKU-inspired garments by local designers; and the ‘BU-Kookoff’ cooking challenge featuring fan-created dishes. More information on VIP amenities and pricing can be found at www.thebukuproject.com/tickets/v-i-p.
Two of last year’s interactive art elements will return in 2014: the Graffiti Showcase, a platform for legendary local graffiti artists to live-create and sell their artwork; and Fort BUKU, an innovative seating component comprised of net and shipping containers, which provides rooftop and hammock-style viewing of the main stage. The remaining installations will be revealed when festival gates open on March 21.
COMPLETE BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT LINEUP
THE FLAMING LIPS
NAS (20th ANNIVERSARY OF ILLMATIC)
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
TYLER, THE CREATOR
THE GLITCH MOB
BAAUER B2B RL GRIME
CHANCE THE RAPPER
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH
YOUNG & SICK
FLIGHT SCHOOL PREPS
FREE WILL B
S.S. BUKU VIP-ONLY PERFORMANCES:
THE GASLAMP KILLER & FRIENDS FEAT. PRES HALL BRASS + KHRIS ROYAL
HOLY GHOST! (DJ)
MIAMI HORROR (DJ)
BIG FREEDIA’S TWERK LESSON
DJ SOUL SISTER
QUICKIE MART’S BU-KOOKOFF