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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Buku 2016 adds Purity Ring, Rae Sremmurd and more to final lineup

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 12:52 PM

click to enlarge Purity Ring has been added to the 2016 Buku Fest lineup. - RENATA RAKSHA
  • Purity Ring has been added to the 2016 Buku Fest lineup.

Purity Ring, Rae Sremmurd
and producers Deorro, Datsik and Claptone have joined the Buku Music + Art Project's 2016 lineup.

The festival — featuring previously announced artists Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, CHURCHES, Future, Miike Snow, Fetty Wap and Crystal Castles, among others — returns to Mardi Gras World for its fifth annual event March 11-12. Also announced today as part of the festival's final lineup announcement are Lee Foss, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Break Science and One-man B2B My Nu Leng. New Orleans acts Sunsabetchez and KTRL also are on the bill. 

The “Front Yard” area of the festival will feature a bounce showcase from "Chef" Big Freedia, following the release of Freedia's upcoming cookbook, as well as the Dolo Jazz Suite from New Orleans producer AF THE NAYSAYER and New Orleans dance parties Kompression and Obsession.

Purity Ring's 2015 album Another Eternity follows the band's debut Shrines and dives further into the duo's futuristic electronic pop. Rap duo Rae Sremmurd (Drummers Ear, backwards) exploded in 2014 and 2015 with the ubiquitous hits "No Flex Zone" and "No Type."

Tickets are now on sale via General admission is $189.50 for a two-day pass and $399.50 for a VIP two-day pass.

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