BUKU Music + Art Project Reveals Lineup for BUKU: Planet B

Enthusiastic fans of music’s cutting edge are getting ready to descend on New Orleans this October for BUKU: Planet B, a one-time fall iteration of its sister flagship springtime event BUKU MUSIC + ARTS PROJECT, which was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. With New Orleans’ Market Street Power Plant and the historic grounds of the old TwiRoPa venue as a backdrop, BUKU: Planet B is set to take place on October 22-23 on the banks of the Mississippi River. The two-day bacchanal will be purposefully boutique in size but will pack no less punch than BUKU’s larger event. Aiming to celebrate the resiliency of New Orleans and the triumphant return of live music, BUKU; Planet B crafted a mind-boggling lineup crossing modern genres such as hip hop, rap, pop-punk, and bass music. The massive bill will be topped by stars Megan Thee Stallion, ILLENIUM, Machine Gun Kelly, and Playboi Carti.


Megan Thee Stallion Press Photo


They’ll be joined by stand-out artists such as Zeds Dead, Kaytranada, Alison Wonderland, Jamie XX, Purple Disco Machine, Chris Lake, Subtronics, and SVDDEN DEATH: VOYD, among many others. Forward-thinking live performances remain in focus at Planet B with feel-good frequencies from singer Still Woozy, bone-crushing vibes from industrial rap/metal artist Ghostemane, British singer-songwriter and poet Arlo Parks, genre-bending rap/electro-pop performer Ashnikko, and high-energy rappers EARTHGANG, Flo Milli, slowthai, Yung Baby Tate, and $NOT


Zeds Dead – Electric Forest – Photo credit: Filip Zalewski

As a barometer for the sounds taking over tomorrow, BUKU: Planet B welcomes breakout stars such as Remi Wolf, Dua Saleh, Moore Kismet, VNSSA, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, and TVBOO. In an effort to support New Orleans’ rich arts community, the event will also showcase over 20 local New Orleans acts, including the first festival performance by Pell’s GLBL WRMNG collective.

The world may have been turned upside down by COVID-19, but the BUKU team has been hard at work putting together BUKU: Planet B. “For the past year, we’ve watched our fans step outside of their comfort zones and persevere through weird times,” said Dante DiPasquale, BUKU’s co-creator.  “PLANET B is the result of us being inspired by them to do the same, and all of us at Team BUKU are excited to finally party with them again.”


Organizers note that Planet B seeks to harness the chaos of the last year and release it in the form of raw creativity. Attendees will be guided between multiple stage environments, a dizzying landscape of art installations, street-artist performances, and a multitude of surprises. Fans may find themselves mesmerized by a local graffiti artist, enhancing their costume with a custom face painting, joining a marching band procession, catching a pop-up breakdancing crew or just hanging with friends while gazing at the New Orleans skyline.


Civic duty too remains at the heart of the BUKU spirit, as the event organizers continue their Social Responsibility Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment geared towards social justice, reducing the environmental impact of the event, and supporting New Orleans community organizations. BUKU doubled down on this commitment in 2020 alongside its charitable partner Upbeat Academy by launching their Take Action Project (“TAP”). Thus far, the project has completed three fan-mobilizing campaigns raising over $10,000 for racial justice, voting rights, and environmental sustainability organizations. BUKU will continue this mission in 2021 alongside Upbeat Academy, a non-profit that inspires and empowers New Orleans youth through music education, who also act as the beneficiary of proceeds from every ticket sold to BUKU or Planet B. Learn more about these programs: https://www.thebukuproject.com/community 


The presale for BUKU: Planet B 2021 will begin on Thursday, June 10 at 10 a.m. CT. All remaining tickets will be available on Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. CT. Fans can sign up for the presale and receive more details by going to The Buku Project website. For more information, click on the links below.


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