NEW ORLEANS, LA – The BUKU Music + Art Project today announced the artist lineup for the two-day festival taking place on March 20 and 21, 2020 in New Orleans. One year shy of its tenth anniversary, BUKU will return to the iconic Mardi Gras World grounds after back-to-back sold-out events. The 2020 festival will also continue its support of the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a non-profit organization providing New Orleans youth with opportunities to study hip-hop and dance music production, as a portion of ticket proceeds benefit the local arts initiative.
Artists announced on the 2020 lineup are:
Tyler, The Creator, Flume, Illenium, Glass Animals, Run The Jewels, Alison Wonderland, Zeds Dead, Kaytranada, Megan Thee Stallion, Charli XCX, Roddy Rich, Flatbush Zombies, Taking Back Sunday, Chris Lake, Kayzo: Unleashed, Ari Lennox, Gramatik, Dominic Fike, Space Jesus, TroyBoi, Subtronics, CloZee, Dance Gavin Dance, GoldLink, SVDDEN DEATH: VOYD, Cashmere Cat, JPEGMAFIA, Lucky Daye, Channel Tres, Young M.A, 100 gecs, I_O, Kota the Friend, Mr. Carmack, LSDREAM, Mija: Live, Kaash Paige, Pussy Riot, Turnstile, Eli & Fur, Blanke B2B LICK, J. Worra, Pluko, The Trifinity: Yheti x Toadface x Mt. Analogue, Daily Bread B2B Artifakts, Video Age, TVBOO, Trigem B2B MeSo, and TSHA.
The festival, known for its strong support of local talent, will showcase the following New Orleans artists: Bouffant Bouffant; Treety; Mhadi G; Malik Ninety Five; Raise the Death Toll; Lady Lavender B2B Edgar Allan Po’ Boy; DJ Heelturn; and a showcase from Upbeat Academy student-artists.
Inspired by the artistic subculture of New Orleans, BUKU is the creative intersection of an underground warehouse party and major urban music festival fusing a progressive and diverse musical lineup with: a real-time Live Graffiti Gallery featuring local painters, one-of-a-kind industrial art installations, celebrated local cuisine, and “pop-up” street-style performances. The event features five stages, each with its own unique vibe ranging from a projection-mapped dilapidated “Power Plant” to the “Float Den” housing the city’s signature Mardi Gras parade floats, and sits on a unique festival site along the Mississippi River just a short distance from New Orleans’ famed French Quarter.
In addition to showcasing the vibrant culture of New Orleans, BUKU is an inclusive celebration of acceptance, compassion and encouragement. The organizers and the BUKREWE community practice a zero-tolerance policy for: “sexual harassment, acts of aggression, racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, religious bigotry… or any other form of hatred or discrimination. BUKU is intended to be a safe space to enjoy music, art, expression and community in complete freedom from any harassment or discrimination. BUKU has stated the following ethos on its website: “We Believe in Those Who Strive to be Dope. Originality, Creativity, Freedom and Community is Our Anthem.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10 AM CT and include a variety of options for general and VIP admission as well as travel packages. VIP ticketing provides a host of special amenities that include premium viewing areas, access to the BUKU Rooftop, a quicker entrance lane, VIP restroom stations, as well as an open bar for guests 21+. The festival will again offer payment plans for all ticket types, allowing fans to pay for their tickets in four installments with a 10% down payment. The 2019 event sold out well in advance of the festival; event organizers are expecting the 2020 iteration to do the same and urge its diehard fans to buy early. When purchasing tickets, patrons should be mindful that BUKU is a 17+ event. More information on tickets offerings and pricing can be found at thebukuproject.com.
Fans have the opportunity to purchase presale tickets via American Express or Tunespeak. The AMEX presale starts Thursday, December 12 at 8AM CT and is open to all American Express Card Holders. The Tunespeak presale starts Thursday, December 12 at 10AM CT and customers can sign up for access at thebukuproject.com. Both presales end Friday, December 13 at 9:30 AM CT prior to the general on-sale beginning at 10 AM CT.
The official 2020 BUKU Music + Art project trailer can be viewed below.
The 2020 BUKU Music + Art Project is presented by Winter Circle Productions, an AEG Presents company.
About Winter Circle Productions:
Winter Circle Productions began in 2009 as an independent promotion and production house to attract music that its founders felt was missing from a post-Katrina New Orleans. Creator of BUKU Music + Art Project and five-time recipient of the Offbeat Best Promoter Award, WCP is now celebrating its 10th year anniversary as one of the most trusted tastemakers on the Gulf Coast, having produced thousands of shows across many musical genres in dozens of venues. WCP joined AEG Presents in 2015 to run its new Gulf Coast regional office, in 2017 it took over a lease at the 1,200 capacity Joy Theater in New Orleans and beginning in 2020 WCP will be the lead operator of Hangout Music Festival. In addition to concert production, the members of WCP founded the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a non-profit organization providing New Orleans youth with opportunities to study hip-hop and dance music production. www.wintercircleproductions.com.