With Day 1 of Buku Music and Art Festival 2017 now behind us, it's easy to say it was nothing less than a day jam packed with high energy and fun.
Thousands of people gathered to get "Too BUKU" with some of the biggest names in music. Day 1 included artists such as Lido, K?D, Zeds Dead, Slushii, Lil Yachty, Grizmatik, Han Solo and the Day 1 headliner: Travis Scott. A wild mob of raging fans chanted in anticipation for the energy Travis Scott was about to bring to the stage. Kicking off his tour for his latest number 1 album 'Birds In The Trap Sing McNight', Scott let fans in on a little "secret." He announced a movie coming out based on the album and he also announced a second part to this summers 'Birds Eye View' tour. Young Thug, another major name that fans were excited to see, wasn't able to make it. Unfortunately, Young Thug had a personal emergency that caused him to miss the festival this year. However, he was replaced by a New Orleans legend, Juvenile. Playing some of his greatest hits, fans were back at ease over the fact Young Thug wouldn't be coming.
"It's Buku," is a phrase commonly used by people on the grounds to remind others that the festival is not only about music, but art as well. Some of the finest artist in New Orleans took the time to paint a mural across from Buku's main stage, The Power Plant. From people dressed up and covered in glitter and paint to others that are dressed down to almost nothing show the true way to celebrate being apart of the annual festival. Also, being in New Orleans, BUKU offers some of the finest food in the country. From your more common foods like tacos, burgers and pizza to true New Orleans meals like gumbo and jambalaya, Buku had it covered.
Day 2 is shaping up to be just as great as Day 1 was. Performances including 21 Savage, Amine, Run The Jewels, Vince Staples, Deadmau5 and more are sure to solidify Buku 2017 as one of the best festivals of the year!!
With all the highlights and excitement of day 1, it would be pretty hard to expect more of day 2 at this years Buku Music & Art festival. With what seemed to be a much greater amount of people than the previous day, fans rounded up their "BUKrew" and prepared for the day long party.
With another day jam-packed with big name artists, fans got to see performances from Zhu, Nina Kraviz, Run The Jewels, Vince Staples, 21 Savage,Yeasayer and more. Deadmau5 headlined day 2 of the festival and gave an electronic dance performance with body-rattling bass. Killer lighting from the Power Plant stage illuminated the entire festival attracting more festival goers by the second. Many fans with replica Deadmau5 headpieces were easily spotted in the crowd while the show had everyone off their feet. A performance to remember for sure.
With massive waves of people travelling from stage to stage, it was significantly more difficult to get around. The bright side to this was seeing all of the attractions and many other things that Buku had to offer. From street type performances to merchants, there was much more to offer than just the artists on the bill and ones painting. Merch was nearly sold out and it didn't come as a surprise since most people were wearing the fresh new gear they had purchased the day before to represent their favourite artists.
With the conclusion of Buku Music & Art festival, it was undoubtedly one of 2017's best festivals in the country. Mixing fans that enjoy all different genre types and love for fine art is what a true festival is about. AudioLove appreciates the opportunity to be apart of such a great event and we look forward to coming back in the future. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow our social media accounts to follow where 2017 takes us next. Until next time, stay Too BUKU!
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