HEADLINERS INCLUD LANA DEL REY, A$AP ROCKY, DOG BLOOD (SKRILLEX x BOYS NOIZE), EXCISION, KEVIN GATES, GRIZ + MANY MORE. MARCH 22+23, 2019 | NEW ORLEANS, LA | MARDI GRAS WORLD.
Buku has announced their 2019 artist lineup include genres varying from hip-hop and R&B to Tech-House and bass music. Now in its eighth year, the two-day event will return to Mardi Gras World in New Orleans after a sold out 2018 event.
Artists announced on the 2019 lineup include big names such as Lana Del Rey in what is her only currently-announced U.S. performance; hip-hop and fashion icon A$AP Rocky.
The line up also includes a variety of DJs including the return of the b2b duo Dog Blood also known as Skrillex and Boyz Noize, the duo returns for the first time since 2017. Steering away from the mainstream artists on the lineup, Dirtybird Records boss and tech-house star, Claude Vonstroke representing the more underground side of electronic music. Another Dirtybird player, Fisher looks to keep the crowd dancing with Beatport chart-topping bangers such as “Losing it” and “Rollercoaster”. Bass Music Legend, Excision Has announced as one of the headliners for Friday’s lineup. Other Dance music names on the lineup include Getter presenting his new album Visceral, RL Grime, G Jones, and Louis The child.
On the More Experimental side of the lineup, names such as the recently reunited group Death Grips; Experimental electronic Producer and Vocalist Yaeji; As well as Synth-pop artist Toro Y Moi.
Adding to the Variety of the lineup, Buku showcases a variety of hip-hop Artists including Kevin Gates, J.I.D, Suicide Boys and Denzel Curry.
The 2019 event will also feature a strong showing of local flavor with over a dozen New Orleans’ artists and showcases: bàwldy B2B Boarcrok; Dohm Collective; Freewater; James Seville; Klutch; Lil Jodeci;Lleauna; Malik Ninety Five; Thou; TRAX ONLY; Tristan Dufrene; Trombone Shorty Academy; Unicorn Fukr; and Upbeat Academy.
Complementing the music acts will be the following graffiti artists and live painters participating in a Live Art Gallery
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 can be purchased at the Buku Project website.