Buku Music + Arts Project, held annually at Mardi Gras World, is a two day festival in the heart of New Orleans. Buku prides itself to be a boutique event that promises a big festival feel without compromising its house party vibe. Seeking to serve as a sector of pop culture and the New Orleans underground art community. They combine international musicians with local food vendors, local visual artists, and various pop-up street performers throughout the venue. With a lineup that ways heavenly between EDM, hip-hop and indie rock; we can expect a great show from this year’s headliners like Bassnectar, Migos, A Day To Remeber, SZA, and Virtual Self. 


Location + Stages

Mardi Gras World is located on NOLAS riverfront just walking distance to Warehouse District and the famous French Quarter, aka party central. Being on the Mississippi River gives Buku goers a breathtaking view of the Crescent City Connection bridge while riverboats and barges wade through the water.

Buku’s unique stages:

Power plant – Outside on the NOLA Public Belt Railroad with the haunted Market Street Power Plant as the background

Buku Offical Website

 Ballroom- Concert hall that has a wrap around balcony

Buku Offical Website

Back Alley- Tucked away giving festival goers a secret riverside dance party vibe

Buku Offical Website

Float Den- an actual Mardi Gras float production houses

Buku Offical Website

Creole Queen Riverboat- Docked next to the festival acting as the VIP only S.S BUKU for the weekend; open bar, special performances and a killer view of main stage on the boats top deck.

Buku Offical Website


Buku brings more than a stacked lineup and killer views of the stages, they also have some of the most unique live art, featuring prevalent local and national artist. Sculptures, paintings, graffiti, and other style of art can that weekend. Buku does a live gallery which features the work of many different artist in the two day span that is auctioned off to raise money for charity; how freaking amazing and cool is that!!

Buku Official Website

Most Excited For

As amazing as this lineup is, there’s a few djs and musicians we are dying to check out and be all up in our feels for.

  • Virtual Self
  • A Day To Remember- seeing a rock band at a festival will be awesome, MOSH PITS EVERYWHERE
  • SZA
  • Gryffin
  • Green Velvet
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Illenium Awake Set- we believe it’s a live set and there will definitely be tears
  • MGMT- been dying to see them for YEARS
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Lil Xan- contrary to his name, he is actually against the use of xanax and that is a movement we can support
  • Hippie Sabotage
  • Rezz- because space mom
  • Migos- young, rich, and I’m bojuee

Buku Music + Arts Project, Trillvo is ready to fall in love with you!

Tickets can still be purchased here, but don’t sleep on them any longer as it is selling out fast!

Buku 2018 Official Spotify

Posted by:Sierra Bianchini

Guwop 1017. Cats. Champagne

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