UPDATED 1/16, 12:20 p.m. ET: The BUKU Music + Art Project has announced the latest editions to its lineup, which include: Earl Sweatshirt, New Orleans funk band The Iceman Special, DJ Mason Maynard, Yves Tumor, pop band Kero Kero Bonito, SunSquabi and DJ Kasbo.
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BUKU Music + Art Project has announced the lineup for its 2019 festival, which will feature performances from Lana Del Rey, ASAP Rocky, Louisiana's own Kevin Gates, and more. The two-day fest takes place on March 22 and 23 in New Orleans.
The aforementioned acts are joined by a huge list of rising stars and veterans in hip-hop, EDM, and rock, including GRiZ, Ella Mai, Suicideboys, Playboi Carti, Gunna, Toro Y Moi, Death Grips, Yaeji, Denzel Curry, J.I.D, EarthGang, Doja Cat, Rico Nasty, and more. From the looks of the full lineup, the fest hosted in Mardi Gras World on the banks of the Mississippi remains EMD heavy.
This 2019 iteration marks the eighth anniversary of the annual arts festival. Some of the ticket proceeds will support the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a non-profit organization providing New Orleans youth with opportunities to study hip-hop and dance music production. In addition to musical acts, BUKU hosts dozens of visual artists and galleries for an immersive experience. Earlier this year, 17,500 people attended the NOLA-based event, making it BUKU's biggest fest to date.
Tickets for BUKU go on sale next week on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. CT and will be available on the festival's website. Last year, tickets sold out, so you might want to mark your calendars and snag yours sooner rather than later. The options include general admission, VIP, and an extra VIP dubbed "Too Buku," which includes access to after parties and its own special lineup. The fest is a 17+ only event.