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Big Weekend 2024

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Headliners

Wilson Savoy

Cajun accordion, piano & vocals, Grammy Winner 2012 for Best Regional Roots, has played accordion for most of his life, having been given as a child a hand-built accordion by his renown father, Marc Savoy. The accordion was built from the wood of a sassafras tree that was planted by

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Yvette Landry

Yvette Landry grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, not far from the levees of the Atchafalaya Basin, North America’s largest swampland. It was in and around that swamp where she learned an appreciation for the music, dance, stories and language of her Cajun culture. After earning a master’s degree in

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Wayne Singleton

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. In the following years Wayne and his band performed at many festivals and trail rides across

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Harold Guillory

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’. Prior to that he

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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