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

13th - 15th August 2021

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– a truly hot and spicy Gumbo of dancing delight!

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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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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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Ruben Moreno
A proud young Chicano-Creole artist from Houston Texas.

2021 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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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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Lil’ Roosters

As the fiery heart of the Cajun Roosters, Chris Hall and Hazel Scott are no strangers to festival stages. But here, as a duo

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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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Diz Watson

Diz Watson, singer, piano player and entertainer, presents his exuberant mix of rhythm and blues and boogie woogie, often in the New Orleans style,

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Hank JD Sleek

Hank JD Sleek is the alias of Matt Nunn, DJ, Artist, Texas Two Step & Swing dance teacher, and most importantly lover of Cajun,

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More acts to be announced....

Latest News


Happy New Year

Hi everyone! We hope you’re all keeping well and safe during these challenging times.. Things have been a little quiet here at Big Weekend HQ

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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

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


Welshampton Parish Hall
Station Road A495
SY12 0PY