As a diehard music fan it's refreshing to see a variety of music styles and artists in a great festival. Winter Circle Productions has done a phenomenal job with not just the talent booking, but with promotion and fan friendly amenities. Similar to SXSW in Austin Buku Fest offers and intimate setting in the enormous warehouse style venue of Mardi Gras World, to boat parties, and plenty of other in your face action by bands and DJ's. For those of you wanting a light show on top of the universe atmosphere this festival is a once in a lifetime experience.
Yes, everyone knows about Jazz Fest and Voodoo Fest in New Orleans but nothing will compare to the experience of Buku.
Let me fill you in on a couple of bands everyone should be dying to see!
The emerging DJ from sunny California. Can you say the next Tiesto! Many have also compared him to the likes of Avicci and Fat Boy Slim. Yes he's that good. If you get a chance, check out his Tomorrowland performance online. He's done remixes and collaborations with you name it, Afrojack, Calvin Harris (who will also be at this years Buku Fest), and of course the great Steve Aoki.
UK sensations just one the Mercury Prize in England. It's basically a Grammy plus a million pounds. These guys are the kings of trip rock, and have one of the best albums of 2012 titled, "An Awesome Wave", they offer soothing native style vocals and affects. Check out their tracks "Tessalate and Breezeblocks" Got a chance to see these guys open for Chairlift in Chicago during a Lollapalooza after show and they blew me away.
Here is a complete band/DJ lineup for Buku 2013: Kid Cudi, Calvin Harris, Primus 3D, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Sts9 (2 Sets), Public Enemy, Nero (DJ Set), Flux Pavilion, Zedd, Sander Van Doorn, Major Lazer, Best Coast, Flying Lotus, Big Gigantic, Alt-J, Datsik, Japandroids, Dillon Francis, R3hab, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Birdy Nam Nam, Earl Sweatshirt, Starfucker, Trinidad Jame$, Lettuce, Flosstradamus, Icona Pop, Action Bronson, Rac, Aeroplane, Dragonette, Daedelus, St. Lucia, Shlohmo, Jmsn, Big Freedia, Hundred Waters, Ryan Hemsworth, Break Science, Lazy Rich, Brown & Gammon, Quickiemart, Brass Punk, Buku, Gravity A, Coyotes, Shanook, Kid Kamillion, Christoph Andersson, White Noise,, Unicorn Fukr, Dj Digital