Your Last Minute Guide to BUKU 2016

BUKU Music & Art Project is right around the corner and in case you’re a procrastinator like I am, here are the 5 most important last minute tips to get the most out of your BUKU experience. If you’re still on edge about going, you can still Purchase Tickets, but get yours quick as they are 95% sold out.

5. Pack Wisely

Even if watching the news or weather isn’t your thing, the storms that have plagued Texas and Louisiana in the past 2 days are no joke. Widespread road closures and flash flooding are very real and with storms forecasted to hit the area both days, rain gear is a must. Ponchos, towels and an extra set of shoes are all great options. An umbrella may be nice but is probably not allowed. Keep BUKU’s Facebook on bookmark for up to date news on the weather situation.

BUKU Rain or Shine Facebook post

BUKU is a Rain or Shine event. And no, that wasn’t me they’re talking too…

BUKU has addressed the situation on Facebook in the comment section and has advertised it as a rain or shine event, though past experiences of mine carry some weight (cough… Something Wicked… cough… Something Wonderful… cough). Regardless of what happens, there will be plenty of music to be enjoyed, so don’t get too down about the weather.

4. Get Your Tickets Now

First of all, do not plan to get up to the box office ready to purchase your tickets the day of the event. Ticket prices are $189.50 for both days and $99.50 for single day GA on the internet currently. Box office prices will probably be higher. Save some money and buy your tickets early. With the event already 95% sold out also, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that there won’t be any tickets available anyways.

Purchase BUKU Tickets here
Not only should you purchase your BUKU tickets now, buy your afterparty tickets now too. With three official afterparties quickly selling out (if not already) and W&W and Audien at the Metropolitan, there will be plenty to choose from so buy your tickets and get ready for a weekend to remember.

Purchase Official BUKU Late AfterParty tickets here.

Purchase W&W + Audien tickets here.

3. Plan Out Your Event

With so many music styles spread across 5 stages, having a plan is essential. While plans change, there is no reason to go into this large of an event with no idea on where to go or who to see. Check out the schedule and map BUKU has provided and check with your friends on meet up areas so that no one gets left behind.

BUKU 2016 schedule

Who will you see?

BUKU 2016 Map


2. Download the BUKU App

BUKU has graciously created an app that is essential for this weekend. With a menu that provides a map, schedule and social media connection, track your entire BUKU experience on the app. Connect with the app, find who else has scheduled the same acts as you and meet some new friends, who knows who you might meet.

Download the BUKU app Apple Store | Google Play Store

1. Have a #TOOBUKU Time

This goes without saying. Maybe it’s the start of Spring Break, maybe it’s the first time you’ve seen your friends in months or maybe you’re just trying to have a long weekend away from work; whatever it is, there’s no need for negativity in New Orleans. With Above & Beyond, Nero, Claptone and more, who could possibly have a bad time?

BUKU Aftermovie 2015

For everyone attending BUKU, we at Only the Beat hope you have a #TOOBUKU time. Come say hi, we will be there having the same experience as you. Let us know what your experience was like, tag us in photos and make everyone FOMO about BUKU.


Alex Zimmerman

Alex Zimmerman

Music has always been a passion of mine, being the kid trying to find the latest music to listen to. In college, I was exposed to Emalkay's "When I Look At You" and EDM quickly became my favorite genre. I hope to show people through writing what EDM has done to me and hope I can help people discover the beauty that is EDM.
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