deadmau5, Zeds Dead, Tycho & More to Headline BUKU Festival 2017

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Buku Music & Arts Project on March 12, 2016 in New Orleans. 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Electronic music producer Deadmau5 and hip hop artists Travis Scott, Young Thug and Lil Yachty are among the headliners for the 2017 installment of the BUKU Music + Art Project, which fuses electronic, hip hop and indie rock in New Orleans' warehouse district.

Organizers on Tuesday unveiled the lineup , which also includes 21 Savage, Zeds Dead, Sleigh Bells, Tycho and Nina Kraviz. Additional performers will be announced after the new year.

The event is scheduled March 10-11 on indoor and outdoor stages set against an industrial backdrop along the Mississippi River. Tickets go on sale Thursday.

Each year, a portion of ticket proceeds support The Upbeat Academy Foundation, an educational program for New Orleans youth that teaches the technical and creative skills of music production. In 2016, BUKU raised over $17,000.

Going into its sixth year, festival co-founder Dante DiPasquale said their staying power is primarily due to the fans.

"I think we've seen a sort of culture built around BUKU that people relate to," he said. "It's grown into more than just an event that happens yearly. It's become a lifestyle, an attitude that represents a creativity and progressiveness of the subculture of post-Katrina New Orleans."

The event also showcases New Orleans food, pop-up street performers and curated, one-of-a-kind art installations by local artists.

"I think we're probably one of the more unique festival sites in the country," DiPasquale said. "Things are moving all around and it feels like it's an underground secret party, but it's somewhere you should be right in the middle of. It's a super cool experience."

General admission ticketing is priced at $179.99 for a two-day pass. BUKU also has created a variety of VIP ticket options, including exclusive access to the S.S. BUKU, a riverboat docked alongside the festival. Those options range from $269.99 to $599.99.

Phase 1 Buku Lineup

Zeds Dead

Young Thug

Zhu

Tycho

Jauz

21 Savage

Sleigh Bells

Vince Staples

Nina Kraviz

Lil Dicky

Troyboi

Washed Out

Lil Yachty

Malaa

Slushii

Ghastly B2B Herobust

Alina Baraz

Thundercat

Lido

Clams Casino

Rezz

$uicideboy$

The Floozie

Car Seat Headrest

Big Wild

Amine

Shiba San B2B Justin Jay

San Holo

Opiuo

Lane 8

Sophie

Nora En Pure

Minnesota B2B Space Jesus

Kaiydo

Whethan

Oshi

Ambre

AF The Naysayer

Caddywhompus

Boogie T.

Musa B2B Otto

Sfam

Lleauna

 

VIP S.S. Buku

Ekali

Ganja White Night

Chet Porter

Andrew Luce

Pusher

Stelouse

Showcases

Saint Heron

Dohm Collective


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