The 28th year of Zoolu is happening Feburary 26 & 28 at The Metro. Don’t miss the celebration and grab your tickets HERE. On Sale January 12 at 11am CST.
ZOOLU is back and is ready to reign in the first Mardi Gras in two years. Presented by Disco Donnie, The Metropolitan, and Amps Events this year’s lineup draws on dance artists Dillon Francis, Seven Lions, Valentino Khan, Wooli & more.
Dillon Francis & Valentino Khan will provide bass fans a night of joy on Saturday, February 26, aka Endymion Saturday, while Seven Lions & Wooli provide all the feels for fans on Lundi Gras, February 28.
A staple in the local electronic music scene, Zoolu has brought big-name talent to the Big Easy for almost three decades. The event took a one year hiatus in 2021 as the city battled the COVID pandemic. Tiesto, Arty, & DJ Diesel, aka Shaq O’Neal, headlined Zoolu 26 in 2020. The event was one of the last big dance shows in NOLA before the city effectively shut down events due to COVID.
Seven Lions has been a regular in the New Orelans dance scene over the past 5 years, having headlined Republic & Metro a number of times. It has been almost 3 years since Dillon Francis played in the Big Easy, as his 2020 show at The Filmore was cancelled.
Both of those artists are still at the top of their game, as Seven Lions label Ophelia records is bigger than ever, and Dillon Francis social media prescence has reached the top of American pop culture. Wooli is a rising name on Ophelia, and is the perfect support for the lundi gras show.
Zoolu, which takes its name from the Zulu Mardi Gras parade, started in 1995 at the State Palace in New Orleans, where it maintained its run as one of the region’s most well known and well-loved dance party. Ask any old school raver about where the underground scene in New Orleans was thriving at that time and they would tell you the State Palace.
In 2015 Amps events, Disco Donnie Presents, and The Metropolitan Nightclub formed a three-way partnership to bring ZOOLU to the Metropolitan for the past 6 years. 20+ years later and Zoolu is still going strong, albeit, much different from the underground raves of the 90’s.
This year proves to be no different as one of NOLA’s most beloved favorites, Seven Lions & Dillion Francis make their way back to NOLA. Zoolu 28 takes place on Saturday Feburay 26, and Monday Feburary 28 at The Metropolitan in New Orleans. Tickets on On Sale January 12 at 11am CST. Find them HERE.