BUKU 2019 Set Times, Festival Map, & More!

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Photo Credit: The BUKU Project

In just four days, NOLA will be host to The BUKU Project once more for the fest’s 2019 edition. Get your BUKREWE ready with our festival essentials! 


Amidst the rich cultural backdrop of New Orleans, The BUKU Project returns to Mardis Gras World for its eighth year running. With a lineup consisting of a smorgasbord of artists and musical genres, BUKU 2019 is sure to kick off spring festival season with a bang.

Though only two days, this festival is sure to keep you busy with some epic sets and late night performances you definitely won’t want to miss out on. To get you prepped for the festival this weekend, we’ve compiled the information on prohibited items, bag policy, and more to help you have a smooth trip. Check it out below and let us know who you’re most excited to see in the comments!

Related: Get pumped up for BUKU 2019 with our specially curated Spotify playlist!


The BUKU Project 2019 – Essential Info:

Date: March 22-23, 2019
Location: Mardis Gras World, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Age: 17+ – Must bring a government-issued photo ID
Hours: 2pm – midnight, Friday & Saturday
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE
Tickets: All tickets for BUKU 2019 are officially sold out.


The BUKU Project 2019 – Set Times:

Download the BUKU 2019 app for iOS or Android to plan out your schedule!

Friday, 3/22 Set Times:

buku 2019 friday set times

Saturday, 3/23 Set Times:

buku 2019 saturday set times


The BUKU Project 2019 – Festival Map:

buku 2019 festival map


The BUKU Project 2019 – Prohibited Items:

  • No illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia. (All prescriptions must be in original packaging and match the name on your ID)
  • No outside food or beverages
  • No overnight camping
  • No fireworks or sparklers
  • No glow sticks
  • No aerosol products, air horns or noisemakers of any kind
  • No drones or remote controlled toys of any kind
  • No inflatables over 36″ when inflated
  • No lawn chairs and/or patio chairs of any kind (including inflatables)
  • No coolers, baskets and/or large bags
  • No glass of any kind including bottles, jars, pipes
  • No smoking inside any of the indoor facilities on-site
  • No open cigarette packs or chapstick (sealed containers preferably travel size for other cosmetic items will ensure a smoother entry as everything is subject to search.)
  • No open e-cigarette mods (all vape mods must be empty with a sealed bottle of vape juice). Disposable e-cigs are ok
  • No video cameras, audio-recording devices, or professional grade cameras (detachable lenses)
  • No tripods or selfie sticks
  • No weapons or anything that can be used as a weapon
  • No poi, staff, wands, whips. Hula hoops up to 36″ wide are ok
  • No personal protection devices such as mace or tasers
  • No tailgating in parking lots
  • No musical instruments or drums
  • No tents, sleeping bags, or tarps
  • No flagpoles or totems, or anything else that might block someone’s view
  • No animals (with the exception of service animals and small horses pre-approved by BUKU)
  • No stuffed animals
  • No bicycles, skateboards, scooters, hoverboards, segways, or personal motorized vehicles unless an ADA approved device
  • No squirt guns, toy guns, or anything else that resembles a weapon
  • No jewelry with spikes or studs
  • No laser pens/pointers
  • No gas masks, pacifiers, handcuffs or chains
  • No large umbrellas
  • No promotional or sample products
  • No paint, sharpies, or permanent markers – leave that stuff to the graffiti artists!
  • No culturally insensitive, racist, or discriminatory outfits, headdresses, face paint or accessories. Please contact info@thebukuproject.com with any specific questions
  • No bad attitudes or negativity. Love your BUKU neighbor!

Official Bag Policy:

buku bag policy


Additional Tips for BUKU 2019:

  • Only head to the festival when you’re ready to stay and party! There will be no re-entry for GA and GA+ pass holders, meaning once you exit the festival you will not be permitted to re-enter. There is unlimited re-entry for VIP, VIP 21+, Too BUKU VIP pass holders.
  • Download the app to register your wristband! It is mandatory to register your BUKU wristband.
  • Be careful with your wristband! Lost, stolen, or tampered-with wristbands will not be replaced.
  • Don’t want to carry your stuff around? Rent a locker! A limited number of lockers are available to rent via the BUKU ticketing page.
  • Need to go to the box office? BUKU box office hours are 12pm-7pm on Thursday, 3/21 and 1pm-11pm on Friday, 3/22 and Saturday, 3/23.
  • Have fun, be safe, and make memories with your BUKREWE!

Reminder To Mind Your Belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses, and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at CRSSD Festival.

Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas! 


Follow The BUKU Project on Social Media:

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Jayce first began her EDM journey in 2010 with the likes of Flux Pavilion and The Glitch Mob. In 2014, she attended Lollapalooza, which was her first ever live music event. Since then, Jayce has traveled across the country to attend numerous music festivals, with honorable mention to some of her favorites like Electric Forest and Camp Bisco. Since attending Lost Lands for its inaugural year in 2017, Jayce has developed a taste for bass music and focuses primarily on this genre. Some of her favorite artists are Svdden Death, Liquid Stranger, Moovy, OG Nixin, CloZee, and many others. Jayce graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in December of 2018 with a major in Public Relations and minors in International Studies and Arts Management.

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