SECOND ANNUAL BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT
EVENT FEATURED SURPRISE COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN FLYING LOTUS AND EARL SWEATSHIRT, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND AND ALT-J, R3HAB AND FLUX PAVILION WITH ZEDD; AFTER-PARTY PERFORMANCE BY DIPLO
The BUKU Music + Art Project, which took place at New Orleans’ Mardi Gras World, celebrated its second successful year on March 8 and 9. Selling out in advance, the event drew over 12,000 fans each day from all 50 states.
In addition to performances from regional artists, interactive art exhibits and a selection of local artisan food vendors, this year’s festival featured a number of surprise collaborations, with Flying Lotus performing alongside Earl Sweatshirt, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band teaming up with Alt-J and R3HAB and Flux Pavilion joining ZEDD. Diplo capped off this year’s event with a sweaty performance at the sold-out official BUKU after-party. Other performers at BUKU included Kid Cudi, Calvin Harris, Primus 3D, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, Japandroids and STS9.
The BUKU Music + Art Project has established itself as one of the Gulf Coast’s most unique events by offering musical performances and art installations in an intimate, post-industrial setting nestled between the Mississippi River and a railroad line, all in the shadows of a haunting rundown power plant. Minutes away from the famed French Quarter, the venue is one of the leading Mardi Gras float production houses and home to many of the most elaborate Mardi Gras floats in the world.
Additional info available at http://www.thebukuproject.com.
For more information, please contact Joe Cohen or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.