Aluna to Host Her Own Festival, Noir Fever, Featuring an All-Black Roster of Dance & Electronic Artists

By Gabrielle Pharms | November 19, 2021

Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Aluna will host her first-ever electronic music festival, Noir Fever, in partnership with prominent tech company Pollen Presents. The ages 21+ event is slated to occur May 27-30, 2022, in New Orleans. The festival is the first of its kind to feature an all-Black line-up of artists rooted in electronic music culture. The festival aims to highlight Black artists’ contributions to the scene and history along with LGBTQ+ performers.

Aluna made the festival announcement shortly after releasing an open letter to the electronic music industry about the lack of Black representation. She penned, “When I started looking at all the challenges I face being a Black woman making dance music, I realized I wanted to do more than just create a space for myself - I want all Black people to know that the genre of Dance is their heritage and they should feel included and encouraged to create under that banner by expanding the genre to be culturally and racially inclusive.” While working with major event and festival promoters to ensure a more diverse array of artists are being booked, the all-Black line-up for Noir Fever is based on this mission.

Aluna will be joined by Grammy Award-winning DJ-producer KAYTRANADA, vocalist and producer Channel Tres, house music maven Jayda G, rapidly emerging London talent TSHA, Chicago house music icon Derrick Carter, and Detroit techno legend Kevin Saunderson. Additional artists of the stacked bill include rapper and songwriter Duckwrth, beatmaker Austin Millz, Chicago producer and vocalist NEZ, Jersey club boss UNIIQU3, vocalist Kaleena Zanders, singer-songwriter, DJ, and model MAAD, DJ-producer Bambii, and Jamaica-born Brooklyn-based DJ-producer Tygapaw. Expect some fun artist additions in the months ahead.

Regarding Noir Fever, Aluna says in a statement, “This unique experience of honoring dance music’s heritage and getting a taste of what’s to come will reignite a much-needed connection back to what dance music is about –creating a place where people from all different communities can come together and dance their hearts out while feeling free to be themselves.”

Throughout the experience, guests will be able to engage in late-night warehouse parties and raves, a speaker series with keynote talks, workshops, and a marketplace for ground-breaking Black-owned brands, plus more features are scheduled to be announced.

For more information about the experience, including the line-up, pricing, payment plans, and COVID-19 protocols, visit pollen.co.

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