Festival International 2013 Lineup Announced

The entertainment lineup for this year’s Festival International de Louisiane has been announced. The bill for the 27th annual event — set for April 24-28 in downtown Lafayette —  includes headliners The Wailers, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Sergent Garcia, Red Baraat, Fatoumata Diarwara, Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits.

The Wailers will headline the 2013 edition of Festival International de Louisiane.

The five-day affair will feature six music stages, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store. Admission is free.

Check out the complete lineup, which, in keeping with the fest’s celebration of the cultural heritage of Southern Louisiana, showcases a hybrid of French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic influences.

  • The Wailers
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Sergent Garcia
  • Charles Bradley
  • Red Baraat
  • Fatoumata Diawara
  • Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits
  • Marc Broussard
  • Nimbaya Women Drummers
  • Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
  • Chic Gamine
  • Dehli 2 Dublin
  • Niyaz
  • Mia Borders
  • Brushy One String
  • Marco Calliari
  • Le Vent du Nord
  • Mika Karni & Kol Dodi
  • Solas
  • Mariachi Las Alteñas
  • Lagniappe Brass Band
  • Bodh’aktan
  • Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers
  • Markus James & The Wassonrai
  • Rob Curto & Forro Matuto
  • Sunny Duval
  • Uncle Lucius
  • Brass Bed
  • Feufollet
  • Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • Brother Dege
  • Tribute to Hadley Castille w/ Sarah Jayde & the Sharecroppers
  • FIGHTs
  • Sean Bruce
  • Mama Rosin
  • André Thierry & Zydeco Magic
  • Mackenzie Bourg
  • imagine I Am
  • Royal Teeth
  • Bayou Teche LA 31′s Route de Rock w/Soul Express Brass Band, Corey Ledet, Babineaux Sisters & Isle Dernière
  • David Greely & Megan Brown
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • The Mercy Brothers
  • Michael Juan Nunez
  • Destination Gospel Choir
  • Louisiana Folk Roots Presents: International Fiddle Summit with David Greely & guests
  • Festival International Promenade
  • Louisiana Folk Roots Presents: Dennis Stoughmatt & L’Esprit Creole
  • Kremlin KomedyThéâtre: Kremlin Komedy
  • LA Regional Essentially Ellington Festival Winner
  • Courir du Festival 5k
  • Mike Dean Band
  • Keith Blair Band
  • Louisiana International Music Exchange (LIME)
  • Rex Moroux
  • Caleb Elliott
  • Huval-Fuselier Trio
  • Taylor Verrett
  • The Onlies
  • Makers Reel
  • Tammat
  • The Young Band Nation Blues Project
  • Firelight Performing Arts Academy
  • Audubon Choral Group
  • LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble
  • Dragon Knights Stilt Company
  • Monkey See Puppet Company
  • Spoken Word
  • Cirque de la Rue
  • French Mass
  • Parc du Lafayette Jam
  • Soirées du Cinéma
  • Rhythms & Roots