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A joyous celebration of Cajun, Creole and Louisiana roots music, dance and culture set in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire Lakelands!

9-11th August 2024

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WEEKEND TICKETS are now SOLD OUT!!!

Sold out with 4 months until the festival this is unprecedented for us!
A huge thank you to everyone who has bought their weekend tickets early, this makes a big difference to the running and success of the festival. 

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It’s no exaggeration to say this guy is at the very top of his game and widely regarded as one of the very best and most exciting Louisiana Cajun musicians anywhere in the world today!From the renowned and highly respected Savoy Dynasty…Founder member of the world renowned band The Pine Leaf Boys.. Grammy award winning Accordionist, Pianist, fiddle player and more, we give you our Cajun superstar for 2024… from Eunice Louisiana…  the incredible WILSON SAVOY!!!

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce the highly renowned Country star, guitarist, accordion player, singer songwriter and the finest and most sought after Cajun bass player anywhere in the world today! From Breaux Bridge Louisiana, the positively fabulous.. YVETTE LANDRY!!

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Wayne has played with numerous bands over the years including, Keith Frank, Geno Delafosse, Zydeco Force, Chris Ardoin and Step Rideau.n 2005 Wayne formed his own band Lil' Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step.

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When we talk about Zydeco royalty, the Ardoin family name is probably the most revered. As the nephew of the legendary Alphonse 'Bois Sec' Ardoin, Harold Guillory takes his seat at the top table.Back in 2000 Harold started his own television show 'Louisiana Zydeco Live.

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Lil Jim

The ‘King of Swamp Stomp’ returns with his explosive one man show. Over 25 years of gigs and tours in UK, USA and Europe. Appearances on BBC radio and television.

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Zydecomotion

At the end of the last century (1999) five guys on a zydeco mission set up a very makeshift “studio” in a shed full of broken farm tools, old motorbike

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309’s

West Yorkshire 5 piece, The 309s, have spent the last 14 years rocking and rolling their swing jive repertoire at events all over the country. Think Hank Williams, Bob Wills

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Chanky Chank

Highly regarded as one of the finest Cajun dance bands in the UK today! Chanky Chank have been filling dance floors since the band’s formation in 2010, delivering an infectious

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The Washboard Resonators

The Washboard Resonators hail from Leeds in England and can be described as sounding and looking like ‘a ragtime street band meets a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage somewhere

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Joe Le Taxi

Joe Le Taxi and his dance crazy chums are back in town. Expect some new grooves and a lot more mad love songs. Authentic Creole Zydeco, some smoochy waltzes plus

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Elvis Fontenot

For over 25 years Elvis Fontenot have turned traditional cajun and zydeco music, eclectic covers and original songs into their own trademark high energy Swamp’n’Roll. Expect an infectious and danceable

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The Hotfoot Specials

The Hotfoot Specials hail from the Marshes of Sussex and Heathlands of Greenwich London. The Hotfoots return to the North Shropshire Big Weekend in 2024 as a trio. The band

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The Barceló Brothers

How these two young Irish lads with Mediterranean blood, have become the future of Zydeco Music in Europe, nobody knows. But their outstanding musicianship, artistic sensitivity and stage presence have

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LeRue

LeRue has now reformed after 25 years! They are back and ready to serve up some red hot cajun styled DANCE music for the public once again. After an audition

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Announcements

Drum roll please…

We’re excited to announce that we will be going ahead with the festival in 2024! More info to be released in the coming weeks. Dates

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Festival Info

Big Weekend FAQ

Where are my tickets? I can’t find my ticket confirmation email? Your should have had a confirmation email on purchase, If you can’t find this

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Big Weekend Festival Info 2024

Welcome to the eleventh North Shropshire Big Weekend. Thank you for joining us for a foot-tapping, boogaloo-busting weekend of music and dance. Here are just

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Where to stay

Please note, the listing of any accommodation provider on this site does not constitute a recommendation on behalf of NorthShropshireCajun.co.uk Please check them out for

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What is Cajun & Zydeco?

Cajuns les Cadiens or Les Acadiens, are descendants of the Acadian French from Acadia Canada, now settled in South West Louisiana.Cajun music is the traditional

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