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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lafayette's Festival International announces 2015 lineup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Angelique Kidjo in 2014. - 25O PREMIO DA MUSICA BRASILEIRA/FLICKR
  • 25o Premio da Musica Brasileira/FLICKR
  • Angelique Kidjo in 2014.

Festival International de Louisiane
hosts dozens of international artists throughout downtown Lafayette every spring. The free festival also is conveniently held during the first week of Jazz Fest for people looking to double down on music festivals (or escape the madness in New Orleans). There also is a large art market and many food vendors, spanning food truck sandwiches to Cajun, French, Spanish and other cuisines.

Festival International's 2015 headliners include Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo, as well as Ukraine's folk-punk outfit DakhaBrakha; Portland, Oregon's MarchFourth Marching Band; Quebec’s Nomadic Massive; Lafayette pop ensemble GIVERS; and Buckwheat’s World, featuring Buckwheat Zydeco.

Louisiana zydeco outfits performing include Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Jon Cleary, Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars, Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Helen Gillet, Bonsoir Catin, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Brass Bed and Feufollet.

The festival is April 22-26 and is free and open to the public. Bounce icon Big Freedia hosts a festival after-party Friday, April 24 at NiteTown. Tickets are $20 and are available online.

Check the full lineup below the jump.

click to enlarge GIVERS are among the headliners of the 2015 Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette. - COURTESY WINDISH AGENCY.
  • GIVERS are among the headliners of the 2015 Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette.

Nomadic Massive
MarchFourth Marching Band
Buckwheat's World feat. Buckwheat Zydeco & special guests
Official Big Freedia After Party
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Vieux Farka Touré
Noura Mint Seymali
Grupo Fantasma
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Jon Cleary
Tal National
Aurelio Martinez
Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstar
Lisa LeBlanc
The Jones Family Singers
Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers
Joe Driscoll And Sekou Kouyate
Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit
Les Étoiles d'Immersion avec Zachary Richard et ses Amis
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
Helen Gillet
Bonsoir Catin
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Young Pinstripe Brass Band
Brass Bed
Soul Creole
Sunny Duval
International Fiddle Summit feat. David Greely
Jambalaya Cajun Band
Bas Clas,
Jeffery Broussard Family Band
Cedric Watson & the Mad Minstrels
Sunday Morning Kitchen Band
Sainte-Anne Alumni Allstar Band
Connie G
Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners
Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band
The Figs
Sean Bruce
Lane Mack Band
Double Wide
Kevin Sekhani
Fawn Larson
Rio Luminoso
Sassafras Jubilee
The Burris Band
Cones of Uncertainty
Dustin Gaspard
Sour Sedans
Couzans Cajun Band
The Cavemen
Sax 200
Zydeco Radio
The New Form
ASArts Night Band
Tipitina's Interns
LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble
Swamping Stories
ASArts Band
Les Bambins de Myrtle Place Elementary
Couer Des Cordes
French Mass

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