Fiesta Sète

Festival : Fiesta Sète, France
Venue : Théâtre de la Mer
City : Sète
Date : August 6th  2018

It was twenty-two years ago … the punch was more fashionable than the mojito, and Wim Wenders had not yet become infatuated with Cuban papys that would not be long in the wake of his Buena Vista Social Club , to capsize the biggest international stages. But the very young Métisète association already swore by Afro-Cuban rhythms. In 1997, stunned by a little sea breeze, José Bel Mr. Open Music, a legendary record store in Sète (from 1975 to 2002), music lover and cultural activist in the youth clubs and film club, decided to extend his love for music by creating a festival that he still runs. this day voluntarily.Accompanied by some local locals just as passionate they have decreed that the Sète Corniche was well worth the Malecon Havanese, and that the time was ideal to put the Fiesta Latina festival on stream . The Latin sail then pushed them to other shores, from the Indian Ocean to Africa via the Balkans: a whole world of music that the festival, aptly renamed Fiest’A Sète , never stops explore since to share the riches.

It was twenty-two years ago, and the world was not yet a click away. Indeed, we can today, without leaving his chair, discover an underground group in Kinshasa or even attend the concert of a Pakistani cult artist disappeared for fifteen years. But try, in front of your computer screen, to taste this stunning sea breeze, and the sweetness of a summer evening sublimated by an unknown language; So try, thanks to the internet, to hit in the hand of a legend of the tempo of Bootsy Collins or Nile Rodgers, to dance among the musicians of Toto La Momposina, to meet the warm glance and the radiant smile of Boubacar Traoré. So try to feel the emotion of the meeting, the sweet vibration of the shared party, the intensity of the living music. Not won …

Yes, live music rather than world music simply because the ones we cherish speak to the present of our world today. Our choices remain guided, for the most part, by a certain idea of ​​modernity, miscegenation and movement . Nothing excites us as much as the musical proposals with new flavors, the most audaciously prepared mixtures, provided that quality and pleasure are at the rendezvous !


  • 14 days of festival
  • 30,000 festival-goers , all events combined
  • 25 groups, more than 250 artists from all over the world
  • 14 concerts at the Théâtre de la Mer
  • 9 concerts in the communes around the Bassin de Thau and in Sète
  • Musical cinema sessions
  • Musical chat
  • Children and teen workshops
  • Before and after on the beach
  • World cuisine stalls at concert venues
  • More than 400 members of the Métisète association which organizes the festival

Cavalaire Sur Mer

Cavalaire Sur Mer

We are excited to announce Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be performing in Cavalaire Sur Mer at Les Rendez-vous l’ete.

Date: Wednesday July 25th, 2018 at 21.30
Venue: Esplanade Ste Estelle, Cavalaire Sur Mer, France

Who has not already hummed the melodies of this crazy band of the 80’s where salsa mixes with disco on jazzy influences… A very visual and rhythmic concert that will delight all generations. The evening commences at 8.30 pm.

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ABC tour – Nottingham

ABC’s XYZ tour – Nottingham

ABC’s XYZ tour continues at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham on November 12th.

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Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows, ABC have announced a brand new UK tour for November performing all their greatest hits.  This new full band show will also see them being joined by non-other than Kid Creole and The Coconuts.

Of the new tour Martin Fry said: “ Here’s an opportunity to open up the ABC songbook and journey through all the hits. Lexicon to Lexicon. ABC to XYZ. See you there. ”

ABC were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision.  ABC’s debut album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (‘82) went to No 1 and sold over a million records.  To date ABC have released 8 studio albums: ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ (’82), ‘Beauty Stab’ (’83), ‘How To Be A Zillionaire’ (’85), ‘Alphabet City’ (’87), ‘Up’ (’89), ‘Abracadabra’ (’91), ‘Skyscraping’ (’97) and ‘Traffic’ (’08). A mere 34 years since the release of their landmark debut album ABC returned with their resounding triumph “The Lexicon Of Love II’ which immediately entered into the top 5.

Joining the tour as special guests Kid Creole and The Coconuts who for over 35 years has been entertaining music lovers around the world. Kid Creole And The Coconuts was born out of the burning embers of the brilliant and trailblazing Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.

Born in the Bronx (New York), August Darnell (the Kid) is a man of multiple cultures, inclinations and personalities. His love of the big band tradition is evident: he travels with 10 musicians who all share his love of the ultimate musical tapestry. Their live shows have become the stuff of legend. ‘Annie I’m not your Daddy’, ‘Stool Pigeon’, ‘I’m a Wonderful thing, Baby’, ‘Endicott’, ‘My Male Curiosity’ and many more memorable tunes are guaranteed to make you shake your body. On joining the tour Kid Creole said:

“When I listen to the music of ABC, I am reminded of good times and delicious poison arrows. It is an honor to share the stage with Martin Fry. Music lovers, get ready for a funky good time! Hachachacha!”


new date

Paradiso – Amsterdam

Paradiso – Amsterdam

TICKETS on sale from Friday July 28th


Kid Creole and the Coconuts is the band around August Darnell. They look forward to playing the cool venue Paradiso in Amsterdam on October 11th, 2017.
He took the name Kid Creole in 1980, inspired by Elvis’s same-name film. The Coconuts is a trio of background singers that have changed many times over the years. The current composition consists of British Sarah McGrath, and  Dutch coconuts Roos van Rossum and Charlotte De Graaf. Together they make a mix of disco and Latin American music with jazz influences from the 30’s. The band performed many successful albums in the 1980s. In the Netherlands, the song ‘Annie, I’m Your Daddy’ is the best in the Top 2000.

The Kid, his Coconuts and his funky band look forward to returning to the fabulous city of Amsterdam to play this wonderful prestigious venue Paradiso.


Back at the Barbican!

Back at the Barbican!

Kid Creole and the Coconuts + Arto Lindsay

+ Justin Strauss

7 October 2017 / 19:30
Barbican Centre, London

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Flashback to New York’s Downtown scene of the 1980s, as Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Arto Lindsay recapture the bubbling, frenetic energy of the era.

Over two sets, they represent the frenzied creativity that defined the scene. First, there’s Arto Lindsay and band, at turns warm and sultry, and at other times prowling and deranged. Playful, weird and sometimes scary, his guitar and vocals move from washes of total noise to soft, tropicalia-indebted balladeering, exhibiting a willingness to embrace every influence taken from 80s New York’s cocktail of cultures.

So, too, do Kid Creole & the Coconuts, blending calypso, funk, disco and much more to create the ultimate party music. Backed by his big band, Kid Creole is a man out of time, the zoot-suited embodiment of cool, singing and dancing through hits including ‘Annie I’m not your Daddy’, ‘Stool Pigeon’ and ‘I’m a Wonderful thing, Baby’.

It’s an experience captured in Downtown 81 as Jean-Michel Basquiat – the subject of Boom for Real in our Art Gallery – wanders the streets of New York, witnessing the birth of no wave, rap and Downtown Disco amid the cheap warehouse lofts of Lower Manhattan. It’s here he encounters Arto Lindsay (then with his influential no wave band, DNA), Kid Creole, and their brilliantly bizarre music – music that’s performed tonight, as these two artists revisit the chaotic excitement that defined the Downtown scene.

Additionally, DJ Justin Strauss joins the party – a former resident of the infamous Mudd Club – further evoking the era, having soundtracked nights when Basquiat, Kid Creole and Arto Linsday took to the dancefloor.

On sale to Barbican Members 10am Thursday 1 June
On general sale 10am Friday 2 June



Festival de Carcassonne Officiel

Festival de Carcassonne Officiel

► Kid Creole and the Coconuts (part 1: Will Barber) @ Scène Carnot
► Official Carcassonne Festival 2017
► Thursday 20 July from 20h30
► Music

A group, a sound, an image.
From New York club 54 to the Palace of Paris, August Darnell aka Kid Creole, a great admirer of Cab Calloway since the late 70s, dared a clever mix of funk, rock and Latin sounds. A new merger was born.
Prince was the first of his fans, then the whole world would capsize under the class of Kid, the charm of the Coconuts and the musical madness of the Group.
This explosive cocktail has not taken a turn, and Kid Creole & The Coconuts continue to travel the world for the happiness of all.

Will was born in Narbonne to a family printing house and regional writers. He finds his balance in football and music, With the attention of his father, he learns the guitar and falls under the charm of the guitar Weissenborn in particular, played today by Ben Harper. He made his original instruments mixing his passion for music and wood. With his old school style inspired by Led Zep, BBKing, Motown, he wants to cross the continents to share his music with the world.



Special Guests for Culture Club at Wembley

Kid Creole with Culture Club at The SSE Arena Wembley, London

Kid Creole and the Coconuts are very excited to announce they will be performing as Special Guests For Culture Club’s only UK date December Wednesday 14th at The SSE Arena Wembley, London

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Tickets on sale now! Call the venue on 0844 815 0815
go to or call 0844 249 2222

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One of the biggest bands of the ‘80s is back AND with the original line-up, playing their only UK show this year on Wednesday 14 December at The SSE Arena Wembley.

The overwhelming excitement and outstanding rave reviews garnered on their world tour have driven the group to announce a homecoming show in London where the band will perform favourites from their albums including Kissing to Be Clever and Colour By Numbers, as well as their latest album Tribes.

Known for dominating the charts worldwide with their classic hits including ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’ and ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya’. There is not a country in the world that doesn’t know the names of Boy George and Culture Club. The Grammy Award winners have sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, and were one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s.

They achieved seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK, nine Top 10 singles in the USA and nine Top 20 singles in Australia. They had number 1 singles in over a dozen countries and multiplatinum album sales across the world, and were the first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. They were also the first group in music history to have an album certified diamond in Canada. The original band line-up is Mike Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Jon Moss (drums and percussion) and flamboyant front-man Boy George (lead vocals)

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The Jam House Birmingham

Kid Creole plays the Jam House , Birmingham.

Kid Creole was the zoot-suited wise guy who crooned out hit after hit throughout the ’80s. Now Kid Creole and the Coconuts are back in the UK this Summer and playing the Jam House.

Kid, AKA August Darnell, enlivened the UK’s dance floors with such masterpieces as “Stool Pigeon”, “I’m a Wonderful Thing, Baby”, “Annie, I’m Not your Daddy”, and so many, many more.

Tonight, expect a great show with some great songs, as Kid Creole, a full band and the “oh, so sexy” trio of Coconuts, his backing vocalists.

Restaurant & Bars open from 6pm

The Show will begin from 8.30pm

Restaurant Tickets £60 – £70 for balcony tables

Dress code: 
Smart dress – no trainers, ripped denim. Shirts for gentlemen please. 21 and over.

Admission Information: 
Tickets are available online, but to reserve your table in the restaurant, please call us on: 0121 200 3030.


Kew the Music

Kew the Music is a fabulous Picnic Concert held at Kew Gardens. This year the concert series runs from July 12th to the 17th.

This year’s fabulous lineup includes: Simply Red on the 12th, Will Young with special guest Billy Ocean on the 13th, Bjorn Again with special guests Kid Creole and the Coconuts on the 14th, the mighty Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra with special guests, The Corrs with special guests on the 16th and Gipsy Kings on the 17th.


Visitor information line: 020 8332 5655 (Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm)
24 hour hotline: 0844 871 8803

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