Buku Music and Art Project 2014 Initial Lineup Diverse

December 10th, 2013


Buku Music & Arts Festival

If you’re interested in a less well known festival to attend this spring, then consider Winter Circle Productions and MCP Presents‘ Buku Music and Arts Festival which will take over New Orleans from March 21st to 22nd, 2014. This is the third year of the indie fest and, so far, it looks like it will be the biggest – the initial line up sports a wide range of artists spanning a number of genres such as rap, indie-dance, disco, house, glitch hop, and trap (to name a few).
Started by a group of college friends-turned-production-company-founders, Buku is NOLA’s first major festival event. Past years have featured art installations, crafts, food, comedy and five stages (some indoor, some outdoor) at Mardi Gras World next to the water. However, due to a number of noise complaints last year, the 2014 venue is still unknown. However, regardless of its location, Buku will undoubtedly be a different type of experience. As Buku co-founder Dante DiPasquale says, “[Buku is] unique, progressive, quirky, and intimate—that’s the type of event BUKU is. It’s fun to see such an eclectic and artistic crowd energized by the riverside vibe, appreciating the insane amount of music we jam onto the grounds, and taking advantage of the accessibility of such a small yet bountiful party in the heart of one of the coolest cities in the world.”
Tickets are delightfully affordable – a two-day GA pass is around $170, while a two-day VIP pass is around $400, which are both decent prices considering the number of huge names already announced on the line up. A basic VIP pass comes with a number of amenities, such as access to the VIP viewing areas, special VIP entrance, exclusive VIP performances and the S.S. Buku (which is a riverboat next to the festival grounds with nice bathrooms, comfy seating and open bar); a poster; a t-shirt; and first dibs on Buku 2015 VIP tickets. If that isn’t fancy enough for you, there’s the Too Buku VIP pass (2 or 4 person group passes starting at a little under $2,000) which includes all of the above, as well as a butler, massage therapist, access to a private area of S.S. Buku, artist’s mansion and all official Buku after-parties. There are a few travel packages available for those who prefer the least amount of hassle in regards to planning how to get there; prices range from around $980 to $1,900 depending on how much luxury you opt for.

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The initial line up is delightfully diverse, and includes both well known acts and local names. Some of the largest names, like The Flaming Lips, Ellie Goulding and Phantogram, will satisfy the needs of those indie-dance lovers and Kaskade almost never disappoints. Zeds Dead, Baauer, and RL Grime will satiate bass lovers, while glitch/livetronica fans will appreciate the inclusion of Lotus, Conspirator, The Glitch Mob (who will be hot off a new album), and Beats Antique. Surprisingly, this year features more house and techno music than previous years from artists like Skream, Cashmere Cat, Seth Troxler, Dusky, Miami Horror, and Chromeo (who is an absolute must-see).




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The Flaming Lips
David Guetta
Ellie Goulding
Zeds Dead
Tyler the Creator
The Glitch Mob
RL Grime
Danny Brown
Paper Diamond
DJ Snake
Beats Antique
Explosions in the Sky
Miami Horror
Seth Troxler
Soul Clap

Cashmere Cat
Pusha T
Big Freedia
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Schoolboy Q
Gravity A
Big History
Blood Diamonds
Blue Sky Black Death
Flight School Preps
Bent Denim
Kid Kamillion
Unicorn Fukr
Murder Beach
Mr Miserable



Electric Shepherdess was born out of my frustration with nightlife options and a constant desire to dance. After a few years of adoration from afar, I partnered with my long-time friends, MASS EDMC, to spread our message far and wide. When I'm not tending to my flock, I'm writing, dancing, editing, managing, reading or curating. I believe in fancy hats and enjoy glitter, disco and lazers, often for days.