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Large crowd attends Buku Music + Art Project despite wet weather

Kehlani performs during the 2016 Buku Music and Art Project held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Kehlani performs during the 2016 Buku Music and Art Project held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)
Borns performs during the 2016 Buku Music and Art Project held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Borns performs during the 2016 Buku Music and Art Project held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)
The crowd dances as Future performs during the 2016 Buku Music and Art Project held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) The crowd dances as Future performs during the 2016 Buku Music and Art Project held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The 2016 Buku Music + Art Project got off to a wet start Friday, March 12 at Mardi Gras World, but that did not stop the crowd from coming out.

Despite what many may consider a lineup of unfamiliar names, Buku has gained a lot of attention over the years. The tactfully organized roster and unique setting gives the festival its own identity. 

Organizers kept a watchful eye on the weekend weather forecast and urged attendees to “come prepared with rain gear such as ponchos or raincoats and rainboots.”

This year is the event’s third sellout in its five year history, selling all 15,000 tickets for both Friday and Saturday.

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