Music FestivalsNews

Aluna Francis Announces Noir Fever, A Festival With An All Black Lineup

Dance music culture was created by Black people, and Aluna Francis (of AlunaGeorge) is here to make sure everyone knows it.

Francis’s latest effort on this mission is her new festival Noir Fever. Happening in New Orleans over May 27-30, 2022, the experience is set to immerse attendees in all aspects of dance music’s diverse history.

The festival will host different kinds of parties throughout the weekend including raves and warehouse functions with a lineup consisting entirely of Black artists. Francis herself and the Haitian hip-hop house pioneer Kaytranada top the bill, but the entire roster is stacked with talent.

Chicago’s Derrick Carter will provide a clinic in house, while Detroit’s Kevin Saunderson does the same for techno—both representing the city where the Black community brought those genres to life. Prominent vocalist Kaleena Zanders has her own set rather than being relegated to making guest appearances with other DJs. Caribbean-born Tygapaw is representing the queer history of dance music with her drum-heavy take on techno.

Keynote talks, workshops, and a marketplace for innovative Black-owned brands will also be a part of the event, promising the opportunity for attendees to leave with a newfound perspective on where dance music culture came from.

Francis made waves when she wrote an open letter to the music industry condemning the lack of Black representation, and now she is bringing her words to life with Noir Fever.

Check out the lineup video below, and click here for more information.

Written by
Harry Levin

Hi my name is Harry Levin. I live in LA and I'm an absolute lover of music.

Related Articles

Music FestivalsNews

Cloonee, Franky Wah, & Of The Trees, + More To Play DoLaB At Coachella 2023

Lightning In A Bottle’s organizers, the DoLaB, just dropped a wild 2023...

EDM Events/ ConcertsNews

GRiZ’s First Hosted Event Of 2023, GRiZMAS In July, Returns With Hot Lineup

The first event of 2023 hosted by innovative and jazzy bass artist...

Music FestivalsNews

Life Is Beautiful Debuts Stunning 2023 Lineup For 10th Anniversary Edition

The 2023 lineup for the 10-year anniversary of Life Is Beautiful in...

EDM Events/ ConcertsNews

elrow Returns To Ibiza In Summer 2023 With Weekly Takeover At Amnesia

elrow continues its legacy as the legendary Balearic party hosts return for...