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Nola’s The Iceman Special Announced to Play at Electric Forest 2020

We always get excited when our home-grown Nola music scene travels across the country. And if a local band gets slotted for a spot at one of the biggest summer festivals in the country, all the better.

Yesterday, Electric Forest announced its 10-year anniversary lineup. Forest regulars like Bassnectar and The Disco Biscuits obviously graced the headlining slots, but this year we saw a new addition. Our favorite swamp-funk four-piece, The Iceman Special, made the list as well.

Ever since we saw them debut their sophomore album at the Joy Theatre in September, we’ve fallen hard for their live performances. A bit of funk & disco, some old school rock ‘n roll and a big New Orleans heart have helped them grow their fan base.


The group even started their own nonprofit, annual camping festival in Oakdale, LA called Fête Du Void. The fest features multiple stages with artists from around the country, as well as mental health and wellness workshops. 

The Iceman Special in 2019

If you can’t make it all the way out to Electric Forest next year, The Iceman Special is performing a special two-night run between The Maple Leaf Bar and The Pearl in Lafayette. The December performances will also collect toys for donation to a local women’s shelter. 

They’ll also be playing with Spafford as the Arizona jam band comes to New Orleans in January. 

See the Full Electric Forest 2020 Lineup Below

iceman special at Forest

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