Skip to main content

Earlier this summer BUKU Music + Art Project announced a diverse lineup for their one-of-a-kind boutique event, dubbed Planet B. The festival has now sadly been canceled due to the impact of COVID-19.

In a statement released via social media, BUKU: Planet B organizers addressed the inability to safely proceed with the fest given the current and projected conditions of COVID-19 in Louisiana.

"As you've probably seen, Louisiana is getting rocked by COVID again and it's causing large events in the state to cancel," the statement reads. "We've spent the last couple weeks trying to hang on, but don't see a guaranteed path forward under the current & projected public health conditions."

E9PrZ2pXEAMTsn_
Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

rl grime nero

Listen to RL Grime and Nero's Haunting Collab, "Renegade"

The track was released by Grime's Sable Valley.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix Is Launching a Music Academy to Help New Artists

The program will offer masterclasses from Garrix himself, among other initiatives designed to equip young artists with tools to navigate the music industry.

Spotify

Here Are the Best Spotify Wrapped Memes of 2022

Let's laugh away all the tracking we let this giant tech company get away with this year.

The next BUKU fest will take place on March 25th and 26th. In addition to announcing the new 2022 dates, organizers have assured fans that the lineup for the next iteration "is insane so far." Ticket-holders will soon receive an email wherein they can indicate whether they wish to receive a full refund or choose to transfer their Planet B ticket to BUKU 2022.

"The purpose of PLANET B was to 'set yourself free' as we celebrate the return of festivals in New Orleans. Simply put, we're not quite there yet," the announcement continues. "However, by putting the health of the community first NOW, we believe we are doing the right thing to preserve the FUTURE and ensure that this surge is the last."

Offering a star-studded bill, Planet B was curated to attract a wide range of concertgoers for a special two-day festival. ILLENIUM, Zeds Dead, and Alison Wonderland topped the bill, and the undercard featured Subtronics, LSDREAM, Chris Lake, Purple Disco Machine, and Kaytranada, among others. Outside of the EDM spectrum, Megan Thee Stallion, Machine Gun Kelly, and Playboi Carti were also set for performances.

Find more information about BUKU: Planet B here.

FOLLOW BUKU MUSIC + ART PROJECT:

Facebook: facebook.com/thebukuproject
Twitter: twitter.com/thebukuproject
Instagram: instagram.com/thebukuproject

Related

Crowd shot of Buku festival

BUKU Music + Art Project Announces Planet B Lineup With ILLENIUM, Alison Wonderland, More

Maintaining BUKU's boutique curation, Planet B has plenty to offer in and out of electronic music.

buku

Buku Music + Art Project Announces Indefinite Hiatus

"For a myriad of reasons, we’ve decided that the festival will not take place in March 2023."

Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2020 Has Been Canceled Due to COVID-19

The 50th anniversary of England's legendary festival is the latest to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

buku-2017-glory

BUKU Music + Art Project 2020 Canceled After Initial Postponement

After rescheduling the event to Labor Day weekend, organizers behind the New Orleans festival have decided to cancel this year's event entirely.

Rampage2018_Day1_3

Rampage Festival Postponed Due to Belgian COVID-19 Restrictions

Local authorities in Belgium deemed events unsafe amid fears of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

SLANDER

SLANDER Pull the Plug on Inaugural Starbase Music Festival Due to COVID-19 Surge

The duo have officially postponed the South Carolina music festival, noting "there is no clear end in sight to this current wave" of COVID-19.

Pagoda - Shambhala MF

Shambhala Music Festival Postponed to 2022 Due to Uncertainty of COVID-19

A statement shared by organizers cited "too many unknowns right now."