For its fourth consecutive year, the members of The Iceman Special The group will host the Feast of the Void in October, an annual outdoor campground experience that will feature Loyola alumni.
The Festival features different genres of music by regional and local artists as well as visual artists in residence installing murals and vendor stands. Beth Cohen, DJ Lady Lavender and Zoomst the band are all Loyola alumni who perform at the festival.
The genres range from funky rock bands to electronic music bands.
In deference to the latest phase of the statewide pandemic, Hunter Romero, head of marketing and production, said the festival will offer limited capacity entry in order to take health precautions.
âI think the circus is coming to town in the best possible way, and I think we apply all safety procedures and protocols to keep a very limited number of people at an outdoor event,â Romero said.
Lady Lavender, a 2020 graduate and musician, said she wanted to play at the festival since she went there four years ago. . His DJ set will be headlining with Nile Ashton on the El Barrio stage.
âI love making people dance and play in this environment, it’s far enough away that it feels like a little vacation, but it’s still Louisiana and it’s still familiar. I am excited to play for old and new faces, âsaid Lady Lavender.
Zoomst, an exploratory rock band and futuristic groove, are delighted to be part of the lineup. Members of the group said they were eager to seize the opportunity.
Drummer Jake Rose predicted the occasion will bring festivities.
âI feel a clear moon on a cool night with fog and cosmic vibrations,â he said.
Keyboard and vocalist Perseus Pursemour, senior at Loyola Music Industry, said he felt ready to “do some funk” at the FÃªte du Void.
âThe whole Krewe is about to rise to another level,â he said.