New Orleans’ premier springtime music festival, BUKU Music + Art Project, has revealed another monumental line-up for its ninth annual event. The urban festival has long been known to unload incredibly diverse line-ups that span the full gamuts of dance music, hip-hop, and indie/emo rock. 2020 looks to be shaping up in the same vein with topliners in Tyler, The Creator, Flume, and Illenium. Second-tier headliners include Glass Animals, Run The Jewels, Flatbush Zombies, Taking Back Sunday, and Charli XCX, along with EDM acts in Alison Wonderland, Kaytranada, Chris Lake, and Zeds Dead.
The undercard is just as impressive with a heaping spoonful of bass that gets deep into the cracks and crevasses of the genre. In the experimental trap corner, fans will be pleased to find TroyBoi and Cashmere Cat, along with MIJA and Mr. Carmack, both of whom have gone into a more vocal direction lately. Meanwhile, those with heavy bass sentiments will be drawn to Kayzo, SVDDEN DEATH, Subtronics, Blanke b2b LICK, and more. In the psychedelic, world, and space bass categories, attendees will enjoy Space Jesus, CloZee, LSDREAM, Trigem b2b Meso, and The Trifinity project of Yheti, Toadface, and Mt. Analogue.
Jam heads will be happy to see Gramatik and Daily Bread b2b Artifakts. Of course, it wouldn’t be a New Orleans line-up without a healthy dose of rap and hip-hop. Joining the force are Goldlink, JPEG MAFIA, Young M.A, and many more. Beyond the music, BUKU always offers a range of wonderful activities, with street performers, art installations, and food/merchandise vendors that reflects the historic vibe of the city. Held March 20-21 on the banks of the Mississippi River, BUKU will take place at its usual venue home, Mardi Gras World, where the city stores its extravagantly decorated Mardi Gras Day Parade floats.
Passes on sale Friday, December 13, at 10 am CT. Early birds can get their passes by signing up for presale on BUKU’s official website.