In less than three weeks, I will be returning to New Orleans, Louisiana for BUKU, and I couldn’t be more excited. My first time attending BUKU was last year, and of all of the 2-day music festivals I’ve been to, BUKU is my favorite. BUKU stood out to me for three different reasons: the location, the music, and the vibes.
The location ~ As I mentioned previously, BUKU is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Last year was the first time I had ever been to New Orleans, and I completely fell in love with the city. From the haunted history ghost tour that we went on to the nights we spent on Bourbon Street, New Orleans showed us a great time, and for that, I am eager to go back. As far as the festival itself goes, BUKU is located on the Mississippi river in the warehouse district of New Orleans, giving the festival an industrial, yet progressive, feel. With one of the stages in a Mardi Gras float manufacturing warehouse and another situated in front of a power plant, BUKU provides a unique setting for a music festival.
The music ~ Unlike most of the festivals I go to, BUKU does not contain strictly EDM artists, but also hip-hop and indie rock. With a lineup last year that had Griz, Kid Cudi, and Chvrches performing, BUKU gave us a wide range of music, and with an equally diverse lineup for 2017, BUKU will give us the same this year.
The vibes ~ BUKU markets itself as a wild, eclectic, urban oasis of music and art and that’s exactly what it is. The festival contains art vendors, art installations, such as the live graffiti gallery, and pop-up street performances, as well as music performances, all of which create a vibe that is creative, distinct, and underground. Here are a few photos and videos from my experience at BUKU last year:
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If you haven’t been to BUKU or New Orleans I highly recommend going to both. My experience at the festival, and in New Orleans in general, was amazing and I’m counting down the days until I get to go back.