BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT ADDS TO LINEUP FOR TWO-DAY NEW ORLEANS FESTIVAL FEATURING OVER 65 ACTS
NAS (20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ILLMATIC), SLEIGH BELLS, CHANCE THE RAPPER, CARNAGE, GRIZ, CLOCKWORK, DAN DEACON, CLASSIXX (LIVE), TREASURE FINGERS, YOUNG & SICK, AND MORE
Plus Exclusive VIP-Only Performances including:
A Set with THE GASLAMP KILLER & PRES HALL BRASS, HOLY GHOST! (DJ), a Twerk Lesson with BIG FREEDIA & MORE!
MARCH 21ST + 22ND| MARDI GRAS WORLD | NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, LA (January 29, 2014) – 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 instrumentalist Dan 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.
Artists will perform across five unique and intimate stages including: 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 warehouse; the sleek indoor ballroom stage; the brand new Back Alley Stage, which offers views of the city’s iconic Crescent City Connection bridge; as well as the VIP-Only stage housed aboard the S.S. BUKU riverboat.
The BUKU Music + Art Project also incorporates a dynamic visual art element, accentuating the creative and lively spirit of New Orleans with large-scale industrial installations positioned throughout the festival grounds. 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.
Ticketing and information on travel packages can be found at www.thebukuproject.com/tickets. Check out the festival’s official Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/BUKUproject, and on Instagram and Twitter @TheBukuProject.