In a statement released today, BUKU announced that the 2021 edition will not take place. Instead, they’re creating an alternative event in October.
This year already saw the entire festival season get swallowed up and spit out due to the ongoing pandemic, and while hope lies in the future for a vaccine to get everyone back to dancing, the early months of 2021 remain uncertain. Festivals like Tomorrowland Winter have already put a pause on their plans in the new year and today, BUKU Music + Art Project has announced that they’re following suit.
Announced earlier today in a statement posted to their social media channels, The BUKU Project dropped the details that they will not be moving forward with plans for their annual March 2021 gathering. Citing the fact that widespread availability of a vaccine by March remains uncertain as well as the rising number of cases and restrictions on large gatherings, they’ve decided to focus the efforts for their big extravaganza to 2022.
“Our two main priorities – fan safety and fan enjoyment – are guiding us, and we can’t picture 25k of us partying together safely in March in the free-roaming BUKU atmosphere that y’all love,” the statement from BUKU reads. “Ain’t nothing socially distant about BUKU.” They go on to deliver the details that the 10-year anniversary will now be held in March 2022, but there’s something special that they’ve been brewing as well for their fervent fanbase.
In lieu of their flagship festival experience, the minds behind BUKU will now bring forth a one-time-only, alternative event dubbed BUKU: Planet B that’s set to take place on October 22-23. While more details on this new event will arrive in the coming months, the only further details that were offered came in regards to those who had tickets for the 2021 edition of BUKU. Those who rolled over their passes will be eligible for refunds or the chance to roll them into the new event in October 2021 or the main festival’s return in March 2022. So keep an eye on your inboxes.
Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.