The BUKU Music + Art Project today announced the initial round of talent for the fourth installment of its annual festival, taking place on March 13+14, 2015 at the iconic Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. In addition to a roster that includes many of the most buzzed about musicians from around the globe, the two-day festival will feature a unique array of visual art installations, dozens of pop-up street performers, and local food & beverage vendors. Early Bird and Advance priced tickets to the event have sold out, and Regular priced tickets go on sale Friday December 19th 11AM CST at www.thebukuproject.com.
The 2015 festival will gather an array of acclaimed artists representing the best in electronic, hip-hop, rock and indie music, including: internationally renowned DJ/Producer Bassnectar; rapper and leader of Harlem’s A$AP collective A$AP Rocky; uplifting indie-pop band Passion Pit; new wave electronic music duo Empire Of The Sun; South African rap group Die Antwoord; a live performance by electronic music producer Porter Robinson; indie rock gods TV on the Radio; instrumental electro-rock group STS9; Chicago-based trap duo Flosstradamus; rapper and producer G-Eazy; Swedish pop star Tove Lo; Alaskan rock band Portugal. The Man; Louisiana rap legend Boosie Badazz; EDM producer Borgore; critically acclaimed hip-hop duo Run The Jewels; British producer Zomboy; electro/glitch/hip-hop producer Gramatik; Seattle-based electronic music duo Odesza; Welsh DJ/producer Jamie Jones; chart-topping Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda; Australian tropical house producer Thomas Jack; Stockholm rap trio Yung Lean & Sad Boys; EDM musician Robert Delong; a special back-to-back set from Justin Martin B2B Eats Everything; electro-soul producer Mr. Carmack; Atlanta songwriter/rapper Raury; deep house duo Bob Moses; bounce music pioneer Big Freedia; electro-pop duo In the Valley Below; Providence-based producer The Range; rising New Orleans rap artist Pell; Louisiana producer Suicideyear; and local producers/DJs Musa; Carneyval;
Staged within the heart of the Warehouse District in downtown New Orleans and against a unique post-industrial backdrop, BUKU boasts a setting perfectly suited for the festival’s fusion of relevant EDM, hip-hop, and indie rock. Described as “a quirky boutique event that delivers a big festival punch without compromising its house-party vibe,” BUKU sits at the intersection of pop culture, rich New Orleans traditions and progressive underground street culture, and has become a reflection of the creative, youthful movement that is fueling the new New Orleans.
In addition to GA ticketing priced at $179.50 for a two-day pass, BUKU has created a variety of VIP ticketing options to elevate the typical festival experience with a host of special amenities and exclusive access including the S.S. BLU-KU (a riverboat docked alongside the festival). For out-of-towners or spring breakers, travel packages are also available via CID Entertainment, and can be paired with GA, VIP, or TOO BUKU VIP passes. Learn more at www.thebukuproject.com/
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