The BUKU Music + Art Project has just finalized their 2014 lineup with the addition of hip-hop icon Nas performing Illmatic in its entirety in celebration of the landmark album’s 20th Anniversary, Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells, Chicago’s Chance the Rapper, Carnage, GRiZ, Clockwork, Dan Deacon, Classixx (LIVE), Treasure Fingers and Young & Sick. The BUKU Project goes down March 21st & 22nd at Mardi Gras World, and tickets are available here.
BUKU, now in it’s third year, has firmly established itself as one New Orleans’ premiere music and arts festivals and this year’s lineup is almost a sure bet to attract crowds similar to last year’s sold out success.
Also, VIP-only performances have been announced for the S.S. BUKU, a three-level New Orleans-style riverboat docked directly on the festival grounds featuring an open bar, main stage views from the boat’s deck, and additional amenities exclusive to VIP patrons. Performances include:
· A special collaboration with The Gaslamp Killer and a brass ensemble from New Orleans’ own Preservation Hall
· DJ sets by Holy Ghost!, Miami Horror, and DJ Soul Sister
· Interactive fan experiences like Big Freedia’s ‘Twerk Lesson,’ the ‘BU-Katwalk’, an interactive fan fashion show featuring BUKU-inspired garments by local designers and the ‘BU-Kookoff’ cooking challenge featuring fan-created dishes