14th - 16th August 2020

A joyous celebration of Cajun and Creole and Louisiana roots music, dance and culture
set in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire Lakelands!
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Big Weekend 2020 - Lineup
Blake Miller
Cajun Accordion and Fiddle maestro! The man who founded the world renowned Pine Leaf Boys.. a member of the premiere Louisiana roots Band The Red Stick Ramblers!
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Big Weekend 2020 - Lineup
Amelia Biere
Awarded the best female Cajun singer 2019 by the CFMA! also a rising Country singer in her own right!
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Big Weekend 2020 - Lineup
Ruben Moreno
A proud young Chicano-Creole artist from Houston Texas.
2020 Lineup

Swervy World

Brass studded classics from the 1920’s, 1930’s and beyond. Currently working as a quartet, Swervy World play Traditional Jazz, Ragtime, Rhythm and Blues, Swing,

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2020 Lineup

Rough Chowder

Fronted by husband and wife, Ian and Cheryl McIlroy, Rough Chowder have been homing their Cajun sounds and amassing a following through playing European

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2020 Lineup

Acadian Strings

From the bayous of Essex and the backstreets of Paris, Acadian Strings are a fiddle led band playing traditional and new Cajun and Creole

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More acts to be announced....

We are proud to present a rich variety of music, dancing and cuisine at this year’s Big Weekend festival. Featuring our international Artists from Louisiana and Europe, as well as the very best of our own homegrown UK Cajun & Zydeco bands, much more to be announced over the coming weeks! – a truly hot and spicy Gumbo of dancing delight!

The Early Bird Tickets for this years
BIG Weekend are now SOLD OUT
IN THE RECORD TIME OF 18 MINUTES!

Latest News

Hi everyone! Seasons Greetings to one and all!

The time has come folks to announce our two Cajun / Creole U.S. Artists who will be appearing alongside Blake Miller at the Big Weekend …

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The Big weekend just got even bigger!

Hey folks! A double whammy of exciting announcements to be made very soon! We are so excited to have not two, but three visiting guest …

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Its time to reveal our Louisiana Cajun headline Artist for 2020

Cajun Accordion and Fiddle maestro! The man who founded the world renowned Pine Leaf Boys.. a member of the premiere Louisiana roots Band The Red …

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Exciting News

Hi everyone! Very excited to let you know we have now booked our Louisiana Cajun headline Artist for the Big Weekend 2020! I’m so thrilled …

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Festival Info

Information sheet – 2020

Welcome to the eighth North Shropshire Big Weekend. Thank you for joining us for a foot-tapping, boogaloo-busting weekend of music, dance and cuisine. Here’s

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Festival Info

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

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And if that’s not enough, we can also offer you:

  • Cajun & Zydeco dance workshops
  • Instrument workshops (led by international Louisiana musicians)
  • Festival campsite and late-night camp fire area including the festival tent which will be hosting jam sessions, workshops and informal gatherings.
 
  • Jam sessions at the Sun Inn featuring our popular
    ‘Beer & Breakfast’ sessions led by prominent UK Cajun & Zydeco musicians to keep the party rolling
  • Cajun and Creole cuisine all weekend presented by the mouth wateringly tasty Cajun Food Company, featuring our legendary giant barbeque!

We look forward to welcoming you to the hottest weekend of Louisiana roots music, dance and cuisine on the UK Summer calendar!

Location

Welshampton Parish Hall
Station Road A495
Ellesmere
SY12 0PY

Ticket Info

Please see our ticketing stucture for 2020