After the great success of this year's event, we are delighted to announce the Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival will return for its 17th year in 2011.
We think we've got a really special lineup this year, and we're pretty sure you'll agree:
Headlining Friday night we have The Zydeco Diamonds. Led by ex-ZFunk accordian player Gavin Lewery, considered by most to be the best Cajun/Zydeco accordian player in the UK, The Zydeco Diamonds are a band formed of top musicians recognised in the field- Andy Watson (drums), Jacqui Savage (bass) and Dave Luke (Guitar) ..... And for this tour only, featuring the top Louisianna name of Harold Guillory. Harold is one of the biggest names in the genre today. A direct descendant of Amade Ardoin (one of the founders of zydeco) and Grandson of the great Boisec Ardoin.As if that wasn't enough, Harold will also be running his world-renowned Zydeco dance workshops on the Saturday and Sunday! The Zydeco Diamonds will be joined on the Friday by newcomers to the scene, Acadian Driftwood.
On Saturday afternoon, we're glad to welcome The Whiskey River Zydeco Twisters back to the festival, after they blew the roof off last year in opening the festival. They'll certainly help you get your dancing shoes on and get you warmed up for a real treat on Saturday night - The Flatville Aces. This will be the band's first appearance in a long time, and is sure to be a festival hit.
Finally on Sunday we'll again be giving you something fairly upbeat to keep you on your toes during the afternoon - the fantastic Cajun Dawgs. Again, newcomers to the Gloucester festival, we know you're going to love them. And last but not least, our Sunday headliners? Well, that's a surprise for now, so we'll just say Special Guests!
Add to all that our regular dance workshops, and amazing traditional Cajun cuisine, and I'm sure you'll agree this could be the best festival yet!
Early Bird Weekend Tickets are still on sale for just £40. CLICK HERE TO BUY
Full Price Weekend Tickets will be £55, Friday Tickets £20, Saturday Tickets £25, Sunday Tickets £25 - All on sale Monday 1st November.