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Beacoup Music at BUKU This Weekend

NOLA Hip-Hop, Indie, Electronic Music Fest Returns for Sixth Year

BUKU Music + Art Project takes place each year in New Orleans at the perfect time post-Carnival and before the summer’s mega-festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza take over everyone's social media feeds. Now in its sixth year, BUKU (a play on “beaucoup") lives up to its name — inviting over 70 of the most exciting talents in hip hop, EDM, indie rock & pop to take the stage at Mardi Gras World for a 48-hour music extravaganza this weekend. 

Today in NOLA: 3.11.16

The rain is coming down and school is cancelled, but there is still plenty to do tonight. In the Quarter, a parade will be rolling. BUKU Fest is by the river. It’s 311 Day! Plus, the New Orleans Suspects, Nayo Jones, and Who’s Bad are all still gigging. On this day in 1861, delegates from South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas adopted the constitution of the confederacy. Now, more to do this Friday. 

BUKU Drops Final 2016 Lineup

Do you find Carnival season lacking in bass? Fear not! The BUKU Music + Art Project is coming in March. Fest organizers announced several new additions to a lineup that already includes Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, Fetty Wap, and CHVRCHES. Purity Ring and Deorro are among the big names added to the roster.

Beaucoup Music at BUKU Announced

Ready for the bass? The BUKU Music + Art Project rolled out their 2016 lineup today and tickets go on sale on Thursday (12.03). Headliners include some returning favorites like Pretty Lights and Kid Cudi as well as a few summer strs like Fetty Wap and CHVRCHES.

BUKU Redux

by Ashley Rouen

The two days of BUKU Fest seem to come and go in the blink of an eye. 58 scheduled musical performancs took place over the 48 hour period, and people still didn't want to leave when the powers that be turned on the lights after G-Eazy concluded his explosive performance that closed out Saturday's music in the Ballroom. 

Beaucoup BUKU

Pics and Highlights from the Fest

Why do you Buku? The festival gets most of it's appeal from bringing that bass to New Orleans, but it has some other things to offer as well. Yesterday, people traveled to catch a melange of performances ranging from hip-hop, to instrumental electronic, to heavy dub beats including A$AP Rocky, STS9, Empire of the Sun, RL Grime, Boosie Badazz, Run the Jewels and Die Antwoord. Today, Bassnectar headlines at the Power Plant stage. 

Today in NOLA: 3.13.15

Rain or no rain, St. patrick’s Day weekend is kicking off and the schedule is packed. Parades begin tonight in the Quarter. Up the river, BUKU fest kicks off. For those who prefer opera to EDM, Lucia starts her run at the  Mahalia Jackson Theater. For locals looking for a different type of classic, Stones Fest is tonight at Tip’s. On this day in 1815, General Andrew Jackson called off martial law in New Orleans following the War of 1812. Now, more to do this Thursday. 

BUKU Adds Beaucoup Acts

by Ashley Rouen

If you weren’t already excited about the upcoming music filtering through BUKU Fest, you might be interested to hear they’ve added new acts to the 2015 lineup. In addition to headliner Bassnectar, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler will make a solo appearance as DJ Windows 98. Trap producer RL Grime, who recently performed at Republic, will be there, along with techno-maniac Claude VonStroke, who played at Voodoo's Le Plur stage just before Flux Pavillion and Skrillex. They’ve even locked down instrumental hip-hop group BadBadNotGood, who will perform a rare set alongside original Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah.

BUKU Fest Breaks Down Daily Lineups

Mardi Gras will be over when the horses ride down Bourbon on March 4, but Mardi Gras World will still have a big show in front of it. On March 21-22, the 2014 edition of the Buku Music and Art Project is set to stage a previously announced lineup that includes Nas, The Flaming Lips, Ellie Goulding and others. On Wednesday, the fest spotlighting music at the nexus of EDM, hip-hop and indie rock released their day-by-day lineup. Find out what acts are playing what day:

Fest Motion, Prompted by BUKU Noise, Passes City Council

The City Council passed the first in a series of promised motions that sprang up in the wake of BUKU noise complaints. The New Orleans City Council's discussion surrounding the BUKU Music + Art Festival, held on several stages of Mardi Gras World on March 8-9, lead to new legislation that requires greater cooperation among city offices, and is designed to limit future disturbances.

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