BUKU Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

BUKU Music + Art Project Announces Music Lineup in Celebration of 10-Year Anniversary

It has been a glorious 10 years of BUKU Music + Art Project and we’re ready to celebrate!!! The cutting-edge boutique festival in New Orleans has just announced the lineup for its highly-anticipated return to the Big Easy on March 25-26, 2022. And get ready because Buku celebrates in style! At what will be the 10-year anniversary of the beloved event and first show back since 2019, dedicated fans of the festival will finally get the chance to return home to the creative playground of BUKU for a celebration of music, art, and community.

We’ve been so lucky to experience the magic that is BUKU for the past 10 years. The festival prides itself on offering a boutique festival experience that proudly reflects the progressive, artistic, and diverse subculture of New Orleans. Attendees can look forward to multiple indoor and outdoor stage environments, inspiring art installations and creations from local graffiti artists, pop-up breakdancing crews, and plenty of surprises while taking in the historic New Orleans skyline for two unforgettable days. That skyline is magnificent, let me tell you!

The 2022 edition will be unique and impactful!

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The lineup itself includes many artists from varying genres. This includes headlining sets from Grammy award-winning artist and fashion icon Tyler, The Creator, Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala, and three of electronic music’s most highly-regarded performers with Porter Robinson, Rezz, and Alison Wonderland joining the lineup. It’ll be great!

Additional headliners and highlights on the 2022 lineup include British indie-rock phenoms Glass Animals, horror-core rap duo $UICIDEBOY$, famed emo and punk heroes Taking Back Sunday, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, Colombian R&B singer Kali Uchis, and West Coast rap phenom Baby Keem. This is followed by bass producer and Wakaan founder Liquid Stranger, Denver melodic-house producer Lane 8, Ohio rapper and singer Trippie Redd, genre-blending South London producer TroyBoi, and Houston hip-hop artist Maxo Kream.

But that isn’t all. If you’re a guest of BUKU, you can also look forward to sets from Belgian techno pioneer Amelie Lens, Philadelphia rapper and singer Tierra Whack, Internet hyperpop duo 100 gecs, acclaimed Dreamville artist Bas, hard-hitting electronic act SVDDEN DEATH, French atmospheric dance producer CloZee, house music leaders Dom Dolla and John Summit, and much more. 

It’s important to support the local scene and BUKU does just that. They shine a spotlight on artists from New Orleans and other nearby cities. 

For the 2022 lineup, this includes a group of talented standouts who are making waves in the area including TVBOO, sfam, GLBL WRMNG, Neno Calvin, 504icygrl, ANTWIGADEE!, BluShakurX, Rob49, Stone Cold Jzzle, Tatyanna XL, Treety, and many more. Buku celebrates 10 years with some epic artists!

Immerse yourself in the culture of New Orleans.

The festival takes place along the Mississippi River. You get to experience New Orleans in an authentic way that captures the essence of the town. BUKU has become known for its dedicated #BUKREWE community who help to set the festival’s vibe from start to finish with wild costumes, unhinged self-expression, and a myriad of personalities, making BUKU one of North America’s most unique places to party.

The best festivals ensure they are doing their civic duties. This remains at the heart of all things BUKU, including the Take Action Project (“TAP”). The immediate and long-term mission of the program is focused on using BUKU’s platform to elevate awareness around issues of various social & environmental justice issues, and taking action by organizing fan-mobilizing campaigns to generate donations and volunteer efforts in support of various charitable and community organizations. 

But that isn’t all. BUKU will continue this mission in 2022 alongside Upbeat Academy, a non-profit that inspires and empowers New Orleans youth through music education, who also act as the beneficiary of proceeds from every ticket sold to BUKU. You can learn more about these programs and additional details on the community aspect of the festival on BUKU’s website here.

Do you want to be a part of the 10 year anniversary? Presale registration for tickets to BUKU are now available on the festival’s official website. Those interested can sign-up for a limited time to take part in the December 17th presale date, while the General Onsale will take place on December 20th. This includes GA tickets and a GA Plus option which provides access to premium viewing at all main stages. Sign up for those tickets now, while you still can!

Enhance your experience with VIP! Live it up in style with the VIP treatment. With this option, guests will receive access to the BUKU rooftop and VIP viewing decks with amazing views of the two main stages, air-conditioned restrooms, VIP only bar & food options, a fast track entry lane, and access to the VIP chill area with seating, water refill, charging, and more. But you’ve got another option to party in style. The TOO BUKU package will include all of these amenities along with a free open bar and snacks in exclusive areas, access to Grand Oaks Mansion with an open bar, VIP viewing decks with lounge seating, a free locker with charging capabilities, unlimited re-entry to the festival site, and guest list to one official BUKU after party of your choice. Enjoy this as Buku celebrates 10 years!