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Zoolu 25 brings Kaskade & Dillon Francis to finish Mardi Gras with a BANG!

Kaskade for Zoolu

Tis the season Mardi Gras lovers and Zoolu party-goers! Zoolu 25 is bringing it even bigger and better than ever before! This mini-fest kicks off Endymion Saturday & continues through Lundi Gras. With two venues, countless artists, two huge name artists, and a silent disco? This Mardi Gras weekend is gearing to be unforgettable. 

West Coast house mogul Kaskade takes on the Metropolitan Nightclub on Saturday, March 2nd. Sunday brings an all-star lineup to the Dragon’s Den, and party boy Dillon Francis closes out Monday night at the Metropolitan.

A staple in the local electro scene, Zoolu brings big-name talent to the Big Easy every year. A lot has changed over the two decades they’ve been in power, but their status as Carnival’s best dance party has stood the test of time.

In collaboration with Disco Donnie, Freebass Society, and Amps Events, the 25th year of Zoolu is an ode the history of electronic music in New Orleans.

Check out the entire packed-to-the-max Zoolu weekend details below.

Kaskade: Saturday, March 2 at the Metropolitan with Bijou

Kaskade has been infamously recognized as America’s Number 1 DJ by a variety of magazines. A titan of the industry, he’s played between 150 – 200 headlining shows every year for the last decade. His chart-topping albums Fire & Ice (2011) and Atmosphere (2013) made the progressive house producer a household name.

His bright and uplifting dance anthems made him an icon in the early 2000s, paving the way for dance icons like Tiësto, Deadmau5, and Skrillex to rise with him. Get tickets for Kaskade here! 

Doors at 9 PM. Tickets are $50 for Saturday GA or $70 for a two-day pass including the Dillon Francis show.

Zoolu All-stars: Sunday, March 3 at the Dragon’s Den

Catch a more intimate night of dance music at the local favorite Dragon’s Den off of Frenchmen St. Sunday night performances include DieselBoy, Charles Feelgood, Monk, Micro, and Nigel Richards.

Doors at 10 PM. Entrance free with a two-day Zoolu 25 wristband. 

Dillon Francis: Monday, March 4 at the Metropolitan with Valentino Khan & Ducky


Platinum-selling producer Dillon Francis is without a doubt one of the biggest personalities in EDM. From online antics with a piñata named Gerald to a German alter-ego who snobs over deep house music, Dillon is our scene’s favorite funny-man.

Luckily he also has the musical chops to back it all up. He averages around 5 million Spotify streams every month. His earliest EPs made him “the first moombahton artist to achieve the number-one spot on Beatport.” Dave Nada, Diplo, Bro Safari and Knife Party also have roots in the house / reggaeton fusion genre. Get tickets for Monday night here.

Doors at 9 PM. Tickets are $35 for Monday GA or $70 for a two-day pass including the Kaskade show.

But wait.. did you spend all your money on parade throws and drinks??

River Beats has you covered! Enter here to WIN TWO VIP PASSES to both events — AND a Meet and Greet with the one & only Psytrance-Bass-Princess Ducky! 

2 VIP Passes & Meet and Greet with Ducky!

Both nights also include a special performance from our Nola underground favorite, Dohm Collective. For the first time ever, the Metropolitan nightclub will feature a full Dohm experience including their signature three-channel silent disco and the 24 ft. geodesic dome (with hammocks for after-parade chilling!)

Headliners for the Dohm Collective include Valentine, JKuch, Underscores and a special surprise guest.

It’s an epic, Mardi Gras send off you won’t want to miss.

Don’t miss Kaskade and Dillon Francis at this year’s Zoolu 25 party at the Metropolitan Nightclub! Get tickets here


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