The BUKU Music + Art project has announced the first artists that will grace the stage of the 2015 festival. In only a few short years, BUKU has established itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals in the country, attracting enthusiasts from all over the world to the city of New Orleans.
To kick off the lineup release, BUKU has released a beautifully shot (and pretty much Not Safe For Work) promo video announcing their headliners. Take a look up top.
The two-day fest takes place at Mardi Gras World, an urban venue located in the heart of New Orleans. Close to hotels, some of the best food on the planet and the international city’s year-round selection of world-class local music, BUKU is the perfect weekend getaway. Held on March 13-14, 2015, it’s a spring break without the hassles of the beach.
The 2015 festival will welcome EDM mainstay Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, the uplifting indie pop band Passion Pit, and the new wave of electronic music duo Empire of the Sun, who return to New Orleans after their performance at newly restored Civic Theatre. The South African rap group Die Antwoord will also be returning to New Orleans, having previously played the Voodoo Music Experience.
Also performing are TV on the Radio, Porter Robinson and the electro-rock group STS9. The Chicago-based trap duo Flosstradamus will spin live, along with G-Eazy, Swedish pop star Tove Lo, the always boss Borgore and Alaskan rock band Portugal. The Man. Others include Run the Jewels, Zomboy, Gramatik, Odesza, Jamie Jones, Bobby Shmurda, Thomas Jack, Yung Lean & Sad Boys, Mr. Carmack, Raury, Bob Moses, In the Valley Below and The Range.
Lil’ Boosie, who was released from prison early this year after serving time for a drug-related charge and probation violation (and beating a murder rap), will perform under his new artist alias Boosie Badazz. He’ll be flanked by fellow Louisiana-based artists Big Freedia, Pell, Suicidyear and DJs Musa, Carneyval, Klutch and ChrissCross.
The music is complemented by visual art installations, pop-up street performers and enough local food and drink to fuel the festival activities of thousands. All of that combined with great March weather make BUKU pretty close to the spring equivalent of the Voodoo Experience. If you think that’s high praise, it is.
There will be more artists announced before BUKU so stay frosty. More information on the BUKU Music + Art Project can be found on the festival’s official website at www.thebukuproject.com.