Buku, FQF Reschedule, Hogs Cancels, and the Concert Business Takes a Time Out

Two more shoes dropped in New Orleans as French Quarter Festival and the Buku Music + Art Project announced that they are postponing their events. Buku is moving the festival originally scheduled for March 20 and 21 at Mardi Gras World to the Labor Day weekend, according to a statement published on the Buku Web site. At this point, there’s no word on how much of the lineup that included Flume, Illiium, Charlie XCX, and Megan Thee Stallion will be part of the festival in September.

Coronapalooza News: Coachella Postpones, SXSW & Ultra Don't Offer Refunds

Like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Festival’s organizers, we’re still monitoring the situation. There is no new news from either festival’s producers, but here is the related news for today:

- Coachella and Stagecoach postponed - The festivals take place in Indio, California, roughly a two-hour drive east of Los Angeles, in April. On March 10, organizers Goldenvoice released the following statement: 

A Festival too Far?

On the weekend, a friend on Facebook thought that the thousand or so people who showed up at Mardi Gras World for the first day of Bear Creek Bayou might be a sign of “festival fatigue.” It’s a possibility that seems to be in the air, that New Orleanians may have hit the festival saturation point. New Orleans has made festivals part of its identity in recent years, but have we had too much of a good thing?

The Sound of Buku 2014

The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, and Ellie Goulding top the bill of the 2014 Buku Music + Art Project, which returns for its third year March 21 and 22 at Mardi Gras World. The lineup reaches from indie rock to hip-hop to a number of shades of EDM. Kaskade, Chromeo, Zedd, Zeds Dead, and Pusha T are also among the almost 50 bands and artists on the bill.

To fill in some of the musical blanks, here is our Spotify playlist of Buku artists.