R.L. Grime, Claude VonStroke, and More Added to Massive BUKU Music + Arts Project Lineup
Coming into its fourth year, The BUKU Music + Art Project, taking place on March 13th and 14th this year, has released its final phase of their massive lineup. The festival has a quirky, boutique feel but delivers a big festival punch, drawing massive headliners from all around the world. With eye-grabbing headliners like Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, and A$AP Rocky, as well as highly anticipated sets like a rare b2b from dirtybird’s Justin Martin and Eats Everything, BUKU’s initial lineup already had the star power to compete with some of the biggest and best festivals from around the world, and now, more stars are joining the party.
The second lineup announcement featured WeDidIt Collective member R.L. Grime, who played a special b2b set with Baauer at BUKU last year, dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke, Hudson Mohawke, fan-favorite ILOVEMAKONNEN, the up-and-coming duo Slander, and a set by DJ Windows 98, the DJ side project of Arcade Fire’s Win Butler.
The highlight of BUKU is beyond that of the star-studded lineup, though that doesn’t hurt. The festival takes place on the shores of the Mississippi River, and wholeheartedly embraces New Orlean’s festive culture. The Power Plant stage derives its name from the abandoned power plant that lies adjacent to the festival grounds, while the Float Den stage is actually a warehouse used to house in-use Mardi Gras floats. The festival boasts a unique vibe - warm and welcoming, befitting the often talked about Southern hospitality.