BUKU Music + Art Project will postpone the music festival originally set for March 20 and March 21 at Mardi Gras World, in a statement via Twitter.
In the statement, organizers revealed that the City of New Orleans notified the festival that it “cannot take place next weekend due to COVID-19 concerns.”
Organizers plan to reschedule the event for Labor Day weekend. All current tickets will be honored.
Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 20 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend, organizers confirmed in an e-mail statement.
“We appreciate your patience while we sort all of the information,” the statement said.
— The BUKU Project (@thebukuproject) March 12, 2020
“It’s a tough pill to swallow, but we respect their decision, and instead of crying we’ve been planning…fast,” the statement reads.
Tyler, The Creator, Flume and Illenium was scheduled to headline the music lineup. The eclectic festival features a mix of electronic, hip-hop, R&B and indie acts.
For more information about BUKU Art + Music Project, visit the website.