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BUKU Music + Art Project celebrates 10 years with an impactful, unique lineup

The BUKU Music and Art Project is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2022. See which local and international artists are headed to NOLA and how to score tickets!

After two canceled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BUKU Music and Art Project is back and celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the Big Easy. You can catch various local and international artists at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on March 25th and 26th.


The BUKU Music + Art Project has announced its official artist lineup for 2022. They are bringing heavy hitters from a variety of musical backgrounds to Mardi Gras World including Tyler, The Creator, Tame Impala, Glass Animals, Alison Wonderland, $uicideBoy$, Flo Milli, Taking Back Sunday, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Baby Keem, and many more.

You can always rely on BUKU to have one of the most diverse artist lineups plus they always incorporate and support local talent. This year BUKU will be showcasing artists from New Orleans and nearby cities including TVBOO, sfam, GLBL WRMNG, Neno Calvin, 504icygrl, ANTWIGADEE!, BluShakurX, BRob49, Stone Cold Jzzle, Tatyanna XL, Treety and many more.

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Who are you most excited to see perform at the 2022 BUKU Music + Arts Project? Comment and let me know!


BUKU is the creative intersection of an underground warehouse party and major urban music festival fusing a progressive and diverse musical lineup with: a real-time Live Graffiti Gallery featuring local painters, one-of-a-kind industrial art installations, celebrated local cuisine, and “pop-up” street-style performances. The event features five stages, each with its own unique vibe ranging from a projection-mapped dilapidated “Power Plant” to the “Float Den” housing the city’s signature Mardi Gras parade floats, and sits on a unique festival site along the Mississippi River just a short distance from New Orleans’ famed French Quarter.

In addition to showcasing the vibrant culture of New Orleans, BUKU is an inclusive celebration. This year they’re focusing in on the Take Action Project aka “TAP”. The mission of the program is focused on using BUKU’s platform to elevate awareness around issues of various social & environmental justice issues, and taking action by organizing fan-mobilizing campaigns to generate donations and volunteer efforts in support of various charitable and community organizations!


Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 20th – and don’t forget, the event is 17+. The festival will again offer payment plans for all ticket types, allowing fans to pay for their tickets in four installments with a 10% down payment.

Ticket pricing is as follows:

General Admission: Access to all days of BUKU. Entry includes access to the main lineup, food and drink vendors, and custom-made art installations.

  • 2-Day Pass – $240 + fees

GA Plus: You have the chance to get a little closer to the action. You’re basically a regular GA with a VIP view! You get access to the general admission areas of the event plus access to the VIP viewing areas at the main stages.

  • 2-Day Pass – $340 + fees

VIP: Access to premium viewing areas at the main stages, access to VIP-only sets at a special location on-site, a limited edition BUKU poster, access to the VIP-only BUKU Rooftop near the main stage, a quicker festival entrance, am exclusive 2022 BUKU t-shirt, and more.

  • 2-Day Pass – $430 + fees

Too Buku: All the perks of the VIP pass along with access to the BUKU waiter service that hand delivers fest food and drinks to you, access to the Grand Oaks Artist Mansion, free access to the BUKU crawfish boil, access to a license massage therapist on-site, guest-listed to one BUKU 2022 after party of your choice, and more.

  • 2-Day Pass – $790 + fees

Purchase tickets at The 2022 festival will also continue its support of the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a non-profit organization providing New Orleans youth with opportunities to study hip-hop and dance music production, as a portion of ticket proceeds benefit the local arts initiative. 

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