The Big Weekend – Cambridge Live
We are excited to announce we will be headlining the Friday night of this fabulous festival in Cambridge. The festival runs over the weekend of July 5th-7th at Parkers Piece in the centre of the historical city of Cambridge.
Cambridge Live says:
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 =
Roos Van Rossum
Charlotte De Graaf
The Band =
Dave Imby (drums and MD)
Mark Anthony Jones (guitar)
Michael Gorman (keys)
Oroh Angiama (bass)
Chris Storr (trumpet)
Alistair White (trombone)
Edgar Jones (saxophone)
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.
The Big Weekend is a free to attend, non-ticketed, community event comprised of three days of free family entertainment on the central area of Parker’s Piece, provided by Cambridge City Council, and organised by the charity Cambridge Live.
Friday trading times: 6pm – 10.30pm. Entertainment on Friday includes pop in the park on the main stage followed by a firework display. Approximate attendance on the Friday evening is 8,000.