BUKU Music + Art Project is only a matter of days away and the hype is real.

BUKU boasts one of the most diverse and exciting lineups of the year in the heart of destination party city New Orleans. With the music festival running from 2 pm to midnight each day over Friday and Saturday, there’s a lot to be seen and heard. So let’s break it down!


Friday includes tons of big names and up-and-comers alike, but with great talent comes great conflicts. We’re going to file 1788-LFrom First To Last‘s DJ set, RL Grime under “don’t miss” performances of the day. There’s also an early set from Excision, so allow plenty of time to get there if you want to headbang.

NGHTMRE b2b Slander, Tokimonsta, Fisher, EkaliClaude VonStroke, Noizu and more are sure to provide a stellar soundtrack for the day. Check out Lana Del Rey and Kevin Gates at the Power Plant main stage, but don’t sleep on powerhouse undercard artists like Rico Nasty, Peekaboo and more. There are five total stages (plus VIP) so make it a point to experience them all if possible.


Let’s jump right into “don’t miss” acts for Saturday — for us, it’s Dog Blood (Skrillex x Boys Noize), Whipped Cream, and Getter: Visceral. Also, hometown legends $uicideboy$. Thankfully, most of these sets are spaced out, but the rest of BUKU’s second day is, again, pretty much one big conflict.

Louis the Child, GRiZG Jones, Liquid StrangerThe Black Madonna and more are sure to cover any electronic and dance music fixes. Catch Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Rocky and more at the Power Plant, or go find hidden gems like Doja Cat at the Switchyard or intimate sets from KittensJansten and others in the VIP section.

With an unbeatable lineup like this, don’t take scheduling too seriously. Go with the flow and let the music be your guide! Learn more and discover artists on the BUKU lineup here: thebukuproject.com.

Buku Music + Art Project 2019 Schedule