Dear BUKU Nation!! The BUKrewe misses you already, and thanks our SOLD OUT crowd for bringing such a loving, quirky and raging vibe to the banks of the Mississippi River. Much appreciation goes out to Mardi Gras World, the musicians and artists, the City of New Orleans, our tireless staff, and most importantly the fans.
For all of you BUKU goers that need to pick up your wristbands at Will Call, we're announcing special early box office hours so you can avoid the lines!
10AM - 4PM @ Mardi Gras World
6PM - 9PM @ Republic New Orleans
**(Come grab a drink and listen to Shanook drop some tunes when you pick up your wristband at Republic!)**
8AM - TILL @ Mardi Gras World
10AM - TILL @ Mardi Gras World
BUKU and Republic are thrilled to announce the OFFICIAL BUKU AFTER-PARTY featuring DIPLO, Brainfeeder’s hip-hop up-and-comers THE UNDERACHIEVERS, and local super-duo FORCE FEED RADIO. This event will be on the late evening of Saturday, March 9th from 2am until about sunrise (technically March 10th) at Republic, 828 S. Peters Street, only a few minute walk from the festival.
TOO BUKU patrons get in for free, but for the rest of us, tickets go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27th at 11am CST here. Express yourself and scoop up a ticket before it sells out!
We’re happy to announce Tito’s and Noisey Present: The VIP Buku Bloody Brunch ft. Hot 8 Brass Band! This special event is open to all VIP’s aboard the S.S. BUKU, on Saturday March 9 from 3PM – 5PM.
All VIP purchasers will be able to enjoy a gourmet bloody mary bar with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Maker! Boom! Get your VIP tickets here.
This year once again the NOLA Graffiti Showcase will be curated by Dog Paws Approved featuring 12 unique artists representing New Orleans and other cities. Each artist will be producing a unique 8′ x 12′ piece perfect for your studio or living room. Bid on some of our favorite locals or win an exclusive piece from someone totally new. Silent auction will be available next to the Showcase throughout both festival days. Look for the writers near the Float Den and bring home a masterpiece!
Also, due to overwhelming demand, we have put a limited number of Hotel Packages back on sale. These include your choice of GA or VIP Tickets, a two night stay at the Marriott a few blocks from the festival, and exclusive BUKU merchandise. These will go fast, so scoop 'em up here. Contact email@example.com to inquire about a VIP upgrade.
BUKU has announced its second and final artist additions! We couldn’t be happier to welcome to the lineup: Public Enemy, Sander Van Doorn, Flying Lotus, Japandroids, Birdy Nam Nam, Trinidad Jame$, Icona Pop, Action Bronson, Dragonette, Daedelus, Ryan Hemsworth, Lazy Rich, Quickiemart, Brassft Punk, White Noise, and DJ Digital.
Ever been on one of those epic Jazzfest riverboat shows? Well we’re bringing the boat to BUKU! New for this year, VIP ticket holders will have access to S.S. BUKU aka the Creole Queen Riverboat, which will be docked on the Mississippi River alongside the BUKU grounds all weekend. VIP Packages will feature easy access to all stages, VIP-only bars, food and bathrooms, intimate VIP-only performances, a viewing area of the main stage from the boat’s deck, and much more.
BUKU has released its initial artist lineup and it once again features some of the top names in EDM, hip-hop and indie rock, including: Kid Cudi, Calvin Harris, Primus 3D, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, STS9 (2 sets), NERO, Flux Pavilion, Zedd, Major Lazer, Best Coast, Big Gigantic, Datsik, Dillon Francis, R3hab, Alt-J, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Earl Sweatshirt, Starfucker, Lettuce, Flosstradamus, RAC, Aeroplane, Shlohmo, St. Lucia, JMSN, Poolside, Big Freedia, Hundred Waters, Break Science, Nicky Da B, Brown & Gammon, Buku, Gravity A, Coyotes, Shanook, Christoph Andersson, Unicorn Fukr and Kid Kamillion.