By: Sterling Martin
Spring Break is that time of year when we all are on the verge of crashing. Close to destruction. Inches from a seemingly unavoidable and impending doom—when the stress is almost unbearable. You know the feeling, right?
This year, don’t fall victim to your desires of just relaxing and watching Netflix. Don’t go on that same trip, with the same group of people, to the same beach you were at last year, and the year before that…
Your destination for music, relaxation and good times this year on March 13th & 14th is the one and only BUKU Music + Arts Project, located in the heart of New Orleans, LA.
Imagine a world where industrial progress and cultural tradition clash, leaving behind a terrain not specific to any time period. A place where the forward progress of time and technology are reversed. A place where tradition and the future feel synonymous.
Spread across an urbanized, post-industrial landscape with an operational train-track and a view of the Mississippi, BUKU has proven to be an unforgettable experience. The four stages, along with the entire grounds, are packed with art, graffiti, and street performers that all serve as a springboard for the “underground” atmosphere that’s unique to BUKU— really allowing the fans to dive in and get lost in the music.
The ever morphing bass-head-honcho Bassnectar tops the bill for 2015, alongside headliners such as rapper A$AP Rocky, Empire of the Sun, TV on the Radio and more. A star-studded EDM cast will be joining, including acts like ODESZA, Jamie Jones, Zomboy, XXYYXX, and Mr. Carmack to name a few.
One of the most distinctive aspects of the lineup are the Hip-Hop and R&B selections. The based-god himself, Lil B, will be making it NOLA, along with Boosie Badazz, Raury, ILOVEMAKEONNEN, and others.
Die Antwoord, the rap group hailing from South Africa, are famous for their grungy style, graphic material and fast-paced rave beats. Their fusion of unorthodox hip-hop and dance music has taken the world by storm, which is one reason their performances are always so special. BUKU’s lineup is partly comprised of artists consistent with the same genre bending characteristics. The legendary Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan will be performing with a Canadian trio called BADBADNOTGOOD. Joining in the same fashion, are the duo consisting of Killer Mike and El-P, Run The Jewels.
Also, there are tons of acts returning to the jazzy city for BUKU this year including Passion Pit, Porter Robinson, STS9, RL Grime, Gramatik, Flosstradamus, and G-Eazy.
Still not satisfied? There will be after parties on both night for the late night listener. The first night of Buku Late will feature Flosstradamus, Thomas Jack, + more TBA. Saturday, STS9 will hit the stage again with support from Hermitude.
A special partnership with BUKU has allowed for Travel Packages as well this year, automatically securing a two-night stay at the New Orleans Mariott Convention Center.
Even though Advance Passes are sold out, you can still guarantee your spot for the weekend. General Admission, VIP, and “TOO BUKU” VIP passes are still available. Grab yours before they’re gone!
Visit thebukuproject.com to get all the info.
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