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ZOOLU 29 Celebrates Mardi Gras with Deadmau5, SLANDER, & More

The 29th year of Zoolu is happening February 18 & 20 at The Metro. Don’t miss the celebration and grab your tickets HERE. On Sale NOW! 


Zoolu is back and better than ever. Mardi Gras’s biggest dance party is welcoming TWO of dance musics’ biggest acts. Deadmau5 and SLANDER are slated to headline the 29th edition of Zoolu.

Deadmau5 will provide fans with a night of nostology on Saturday, February 18, aka Endymion Saturday, while SLANDER will bring all the feels on Lundi Gras, February 20. 

A staple in the local electronic music scene, Zoolu has brought big-name talent to the Big Easy for almost three decades. Last year’s lineup featured Dillon Francis, Seven Lions, Valentino Khan, Wooli & a host of locals. 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.

Deadmau5 & SLANDER In NOLA 

It has been several years since either SLANDER or Deadmau5 made an appearance in The Big Easy. Deadmau5 headlined BUKU fest in 2017, marking a 6-year hiatus since his last stop in NOLA. SLANDER’s last visit was also at BUKU fest in 2019 when the duo went B2B with NGHTMRE.

If you are unfamiliar with either act, Deadmau5 has been a massive force in dance music since coming onto the scene in the early 2000s. His present and masked character have paved the way for dance music in the states. In 2010 Deadmau5 headlined Voodoo Fest in City Park, this early showing was his first real appearance in the Big Easy as the “Mau5.” 2022 has seen a resurgence from Deadmau5 and his new “duo” with Kaskade, Kx5. The pair released the number one most-played song on US Dance Radio this year, “Escape.”

SLANDER has continued to build an almost cult-like following since they stormed onto the dance scene almost ten years ago. Coming up through the trap and bass movement of 2015, SLANDER has been most notably tied together with NGHTMRE. Whether it be their electric performances, heartfelt production, or lasting friendship, dance fans around the world are drawn to the SLANDER. Their meticulous blend of emotional lyricism and bone-shaking drops have built a passionate family of fans along their evolution to the status of festival mainstays.

General Admission, VIP, and two-day tickets are available for purchase as of December 1. Don’t miss the celebration and grab your tickets HERE.

About Zoolu

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 parties. 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 90s.

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