BUKU Music & Art Project is one of the most unique festivals on the planet. For the past few years, the festival has brought together the biggest names in EDM, hip-hop and indie rock for an unforgettable weekend. And on March 9th and 10th, Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, Virtual Self, A Day To Remember, Illenium, and so much more took over New Orleans for an epic weekend!
Last weekend, we were extremely lucky to experience this unique festival. And throughout the 2-day festival we got to experience such diversity; from the people coming from every country possible, to the artists from every genre possible, and so much more. The whole festival was an absolutely amazing experience so continue below to read our full review.
Our first day at BUKU started in pretty epic fashion: we got to sit down and chat with Bishop Briggs. She is without a doubt a rising star so you should definitely check out our interview right HERE. After the interview, we began to check out the extremely diverse musical lineup. The first day’s diverse lineup consisted of Bishop Briggs, Boogie T B2B Ganja White Night, MGMT, Lil Xan, SZA, Green Velvet, A Day To Remember, Alison Wonderland, Virtual Self, Flatbush Zombies and so much more. Favorite sets of Day 1: Bishop Briggs, Alison Wonderland & Virtual Self.
Day 1 also consisted of us checking out all of the new features that BUKU added for this year. While walking around taking pictures, we got to meet a bunch of music lovers from around the world at the NOLA sign; which was absolutely a new favorite addition for lots of people.
Another great addition was the BUKU VIP Viewing Deck which provided the perfect view of the Power Plant as well as having an amazing background of the Crescent City Connection.
While still being half asleep, we managed to make it to BUKU Day 2 just as the gates opened. We were extremely excited to get to check out the diverse musical lineup prepared for that day. And with such diverse acts on the lineup, we were ready to meet all of the interesting people that traveled around the world to have a good time for the love of music.
ELOHIM, Hippie Sabotage, Illenium, EMO NITE LA, Sylvan Esso, Bassnectar and so much more performed on Day 2 but for us, Illenium was without a doubt our favorite set of the day! Watching so many minds get blown song after song was such an incredible experience so kudos to Illenium for combining melodic masterpieces with filthy, filthy drops! Our second favorite set of Day 2 was the 90 minutes of nostalgia provided by EMO NITE LA; they really know how to throw a party!
It is pretty safe to say that BUKU 2018 was an absolute success. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, there was an overwhelming amount of peace, love, unity, and respect coming from every attendee and staff member. The happiest and most welcoming of vibes were radiating throughout the entire festival. So with that said, see you all next year for BUKU 2019!