Deadmau5 performs at BUKU 2017. Photo: Marissa Altazan

BUKU 2018 Music + Art Project Announces Festival Dates

One of New Orleans’ best local festivals announced its return dates for 2018 after a hugely successful installment last year. BUKU Music + Art Project returns to downtown on March 9-10, 2018 for the seventh annual edition of its self-described “big festival punch with and underground house-party vibe.” The boutique music and arts event focuses primarily on EDM, hip-hop and indie rock and sits at the crosshairs of underground warehouse party and major urban music festival by fusing a progressive and diverse musical lineup with live street art, one-of-a-kind industrial art installations, local food vendors, and dozens of surprise “pop-up” performances.

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The lineup for 2018 including performers, vendors and artists has yet to be announced but with its burgeoning reputation for providing the city with a great time, ticket sales are already being announced. A limited amount of discounted Tier 1 2-day passes will go on sale Wednesday, October 11th at 11a.m. There will also be General Admission, GA Plus, VIP 21+, VIP and TOO BUKU VIP ticket options for the 18+ event. Eager to make the concert-going experience as accessible as possible, BUKU will offer payment plans to fans upon checkout. BUKU 2018 takes place at 1400 Port of New Orleans Place.

More information on tickets and ticket pricing can be found at  A portion of ticket proceeds benefits the Upbeat Academy Foundation.

The 2018 artist lineup and more information about the festival will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out the official trailer for BUKU 2018.