BUKU Announces Lineup Featuring Tyler, The Creator, Tame Impala, Glass Animals And More

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Tyler, The Creator performing at Outside Lands 2021

BUKU is set to return to New Orleans March 24-25 with a lineup topped by Tyler, the Creator and Tame Impala. Set to take place at the Big Easy’s Mardi Gras World, the festival will also include performances from the likes of Glass Animals, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Vince Staples, $uicide Boy$, Alison Wonderland, Baby Keem, 100 gecs, Lane 8, Rezz, Svdden Death, Trippie Redd and Liquid Stranger.

The two-day celebration marks Buku’s highly-anticipated return following the COVID-19 pandemic, and features a lineup that blends artists from a variety of genres. 2022 will mark the festival’s 10th anniversary, with the event having been founded in 2012 by Winter Circle Productions. 

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Buku 2021 Lineup

Tyler, the Creator released his sixth studio album, Call Me If You Get Lost, in June to critical acclaim. Tame Impala’s most recent studio album, The Slow Rush, arrived in February 2020, while Glass Animals released their album Dreamland in August 2020. Tyler, The Creator and Glass Animals had both been booked for the canceled 2020 edition of the festival. 

CloZee, Chee and Tsuruda, John Summit, Sullivan King, Troyboi, Amelie Lens, Flo Milli and more will round out BUKU’s diverse lineup, which features a variety of electronic, indie-rock and rap. 

BUKU grossed more than $3 million for its 2016 edition, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice, and the festival grossed $2.8 million in 2015. The event expanded outside of Mardi Gras World to host a larger capacity in 2018, with VIP packages allowing for rooftop access so fans could get better views of the main stage. The festival then announced in 2020 that it would increase its capacity again, to 25,000 people per day. 

A more scaled-down version of the festival, BUKU: Planet B, which had promised to be a “one-time alternate take” on the festival had strived for 2021, however, the event had to be canceled due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana. 

Fans can now register for a limited presale that will begin on Dec. 17 on BUKU’s official website, with general onsale tickets starting on Dec. 20. The festival will also be offering two different types of VIP packages, with both offering VIP viewing decks, access to the BUKU rooftop, air-conditioned restrooms, a VIP-only bar and food options, a fast track entry lane and more.