The Big Weekend 5th – 7th July 2019, Parkers Piece, Cambridge.
One of the city’s best-loved free outdoor events, organised by Cambridge City Council, welcomes thousands of people of all ages across the three days.
The city centre’s historic open space is transformed with an array of attractions and a stream of top artists descend on Cambridge to play alongside local talent throughout the weekend.
We are pleased to welcome the legendary Kid Creole and the Coconuts to the Big Weekend on Friday 5 July. Kid Creole and the Coconuts are celebrating its 38th Anniversary this year. That is amazing! Kid claims this is the Farewell Tour, but he has been saying this for 10 years.
Joining him on stage this summer:
The Coconuts = Sarah McGrath, Roos Van Rossum and Charlotte De Graaf.
The Band = Dave Imby, Mark Anthony Jones, Michael Gorman, Oroh
Angiama, Chris Storr, Barnaby Dickinson and Edgar Jones.
Kid Creole and the Coconuts was born out of the red hot embers of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. In the 1970’s the Savannah Band had successfully merged the big band sound of the 1940’s (Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Louis Prima) with the dance floor beat of the disco era. The Kid fused the big band sound with every strain under the sun – calypso, soca, salsa, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, funk, hiphop, etc… with a strong accent on Caribbeanism. Kid Creole and the Coconuts thus became pioneers of what became known as mongrel music. In other words – a delicious but strange potpourri of goodness.