BUKU brings EDM, hip-hop and indie rock stars to New Orleans

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Posted: Dec 01, 2015 10:06 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Electronic dance music, hip-hop and indie rock collide next year as the BUKU Music + Art Project takes over the New Orleans' riverfront, marking the event's fifth annual celebration.

Founded in 2010 by Dante DiPasquale and Reeves Price, the festival is scheduled for March 11-12. It will showcase four stages of musicians in a lineup that includes retro-future electronic artist Pretty Lights, multi-genre rapper and collaborator Kid Cudi, rappers Future and Fetty Wap, DJ/electronic producer and saxophonist GRiZ and others.

A two-day, general admission ticket to BUKU costs $189.50. A two-day, VIP pass is $399.50. The more expensive package includes access to special performances on the SS BUKU, a VIP steamboat docked on the Mississippi River.

General admission tickets go on sale Thursday at 11 a.m. CST.