Premiered in 2012 by WCP, BUKU Music + Art Project is a quirky boutique event that delivers a big festival punch without compromising its underground house-party vibe. Tucked right in the heart of New Orleans’ burgeoning Lower Garden District along the Mississippi River, BUKU’s intimate post-industrial setting fits perfectly with its fusion of relevant EDM, hip-hop, emo, and indie rock. From the signature BUKU Graffiti Wall to the classic New Orleans food to the dozens of pop-up street performers and art exhibits brought on-site, BUKU blends the rich traditions of New Orleans with the progressive attitude of our attendees, and has become a reflection of the creative, youthful culture that is fueling the new New Orleans.
Previous BUKU artists (2012-2019) include, among many others: A$AP Rocky, A Day To Remember, Alt-J, Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat, Chance The Rapper, CHVRCHES, Claude von Stroke, Deadmau5, Earl Sweatshirt, Excision, The Flaming Lips, Future, G-Eazy, Griz, Illenium, Kehlani, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Major Lazer, MGMT, Nas, Nina Kraviz, Odesza, Phantogram, Porter Robinson, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Rezz, RL Grime, Run The Jewels, Schoolboy Q, Seth Troxler, Skrillex, SZA, Tchami, The Black Madonna, Thundercat, Travis Scott, TV on the Radio, Tycho, Tyler The Creator, Zeds Dead, ZHU + many more.
To put it simply, the Hangout Music Festival is a music vacation on the beach. The award-winning festival takes place on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama — just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports. Hangout is as much a vacation as it is a concert event. Offering more than just music, fans can take advantage of festival amenities including seaside beach clubs featuring a cast of up and coming DJs, a full size roller rink, beach volleyball, main stage inground pools, Gulf-front hammocks, delicious food and more. It has been awarded as Pollstar’s “Music Festival of the Year”, and is continuously recognized as one of the best festivals in the US. The festival infuses over $40 million into the local economy each year.
Previous Hangout performers include Alabama Shakes, Beck, Cage The Elephant, The Chainsmokers, Chance The Rapper, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Halsey, Jack White, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar, Khalid, The Killers, Kings of Leon, The Lumineers, Modest Mouse, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Odesza, Outkast, Paul Simon, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skrillex, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Travis Scott, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, Widespread Panic, Zac Brown Band, Zedd.