Ticket alert...

Early bird weekend tickets are now SOLD OUT!  Standard Weekend tickets are now on general sale.
You can purchase your tickets via the 'Eventbrite' links. Camping is not included in the weekend ticket price; please see tickets prices on the left hand pane on this site and on the Eventbrite ticketing site.

The Big Weekend is back... bigger and better than ever!

Much love, the North Shropshire Big Weekend team.

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 music of the French settlers of south west Louisiana. The roots of this unique style can be traced back through the French Canadian traditions of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritimes, and further back to the original French pioneers who left Northern France many generations ago.

Over many years the traditional music has absorbed many other cultural styles into the mix, including Celtic, Spanish, and of course a huge influence from their Creole French neighbours.

The result is a unique and intense firey mix, played mainly on the Fiddle and the Accordion, highly emotive and irresistibly danceable!

Zydeco (French from the phrase “Les haricots ne sont pas sales” means “the snap beans aren’t salty” or “leh-zy-dee-co sohn pah salay..”

Zydeco music has its roots based in African Creole traditions; The Creole settlers in South West Louisiana also absorbed musical styles from many different cultures over the years including a huge influence from their Cajun neighbours.

Many of the songs and tunes are shared between the two cultures, the Creole Zydeco style however is rooted more in the African Rhythm & Blues tradition, but is always embracing modern styles such as funk and hip hop, always keeping the music alive and fresh, and of course always compellingly danceable.

Like Cajun music, Zydeco is very much Accordion led, also features the rub-board, a percussion instrument, based on the washboard, but worn like a vest over the chest and played with spoons or keys.

A totally irresistible and unique dance music, spicy hot with a generous dose of bump n grind!

Cancellation Policy

North Shropshire Big Weekend believes in helping its festival goers as far as possible, and has therefore a liberal cancellation policy.

Under this policy:

  • Cancellations will be considered only if the request is made at the latest one month prior to the event.
  • Tickets are non refundable during the final month of the event
  • Tickets are transferable and you are free to sell your ticket on if you wish*

*Please note in these cases, the new attendee must bring a copy of the original receipt

Drew Simon
Harold Guillory

Tickets... Now on sale!

Early bird weekend... Sold out!
Standard weekend... £60
Weekend camping... £20
Friday evening... £18
Saturday afternoon... £12
Saturday evening... £20
Sunday afternoon... £12
Sunday evening... £15

Please note: All ticket bookings will be subject to a booking fee added at the point of sale.

Important: Camping is not included in any of the ticket types; a weekend camping ticket MUST be purchased seperately). No day camping rates available.

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