NEW ORLEANS — BUKU Fest will be cancelled for the second year straight due to COVID-19.
According to festival organizers, the Buku Music + Art Project will not take place in 2021, but will return for their 10th anniversary in 2022.
"Our two main priorities - fan safety and fan enjoyment - are guiding us, and we just can't picture 25k of us partying together safely in March in the free-roaming BUKU atmosphere that y'all love," a release from organizers said. "Ain't nothing socially distant about BUKU."
National medical leaders are hopeful that a vaccine could be available in Louisiana as early as mid-December and available to the general public in the spring of 2021.
In anticipation of that, BUKU leaders announced "BUKU: PLANET B - An immersive, one-time-only, alternative take on BUKU" for the Oct. 22 weekend.
Details of that event will be released at a later date.