“I’ve talked a lot about the future of dance music I want to see, and here it is,” Aluna tells Billboard. “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 all about – creating a place where people from all different communities can come together and dance their hearts out feeling free to be themselves.”
Produced in partnership with Pollen Presents, the festival will celebrate the Black and LGTBQ+ origins of dance music in a city famous for Black and brown musical excellence. In addition to performances — which will include late night warehouse parties — Noir Fever will also host a speaker series with keynote talks, workshops and a marketplace for Black-owned brands.
Aluna, who’s long made music as one half of dance music duo AlunaGeorge, released her debut solo album, Renaissance, last year via Mad Decent. She also hosts a SiriusXM radio show also called Noir Fever. In conversation, Aluna often emphasizes how dance music is deeply rooted in Black culture, a point she intends to emphasize via Noir Fever.