We are excite to announce a new summer date in the calendar:

Date: Wednesday August 14th, 2019

City: Beziers, France



It’s a free open air downtown event. Everybody welcome!




Kid Creole and the Coconuts is excited to be performing at this year’s Saint Emilion Jazz Festival on June 29th.
Opening the show at 20.00 is BRASS UNDER THE INFLUENCE followed by KCC on stage at 21.30.
saint emilion
History, heritage, culture, viticulture, music.

This exceptional blend is the story of a Festival with only ambition: quality.
Quality of a medieval architecture, unique in its kind. Quality of local productions known worldwide. Quality of the venues and the musicians who animate them.

The Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival has hosted since its first edition in 2012 exceptional artists who made reason the stones of the city and thrill the hearts of festival-goers: Nile Rodgers and his group CHIC, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chick Corea, Earth Wind & Fire Experience, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jacky Terrasson, Stephane Belmondo, Eric Legnini, Jean-Pierre Como, Vargas Blues Band …

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the inscription of Saint-Emilion as a World Heritage Site, the Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival plays the role of conductor in ensuring the musical programming of the Douves of the Cardinal Palace.

On the 28th, 29th and 30th of June 2019, this magical place in the open air will illuminate with pink the golden stones to propose two concerts by evening entirely free! The program is eclectic, funky, jazzy, feminine, captivating and spectacular!

And that’s not all ! The 3 days of festivities are also marked by highlights throughout the Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion and its eight municipalities listed as World Heritage:

Saint-Emilion Wine Festival, concerts and musical entertainment throughout the Jurisdiction, open doors of the castles, farmers markets, conferences, workshops for children, walks, street theater scenes, exceptional views, banquet at the edge of the water, reconstitution of the brand of fire of the vinetier of the Jurade of Saint-Emilion, fireworks …

For more information please visit the website: emilion

Enghien Jazz Festival


Enghien Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival

19th Enghien Jazz Festival

From Wednesday 5th to Sunday 8th July 2018

Kid Creole and the Coconuts is excited to be playing Enghien Jazz Festival on Saturday July 7th in France.

Also on the bill that night is Leee John and IMAGINATION.

For tickets and more information CLICK HERE

For its 19th edition, the Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival returns with:

International artists, its magnificent floating stage on the lake and concerts in the city and on the stage of the Casino Theater!

A current and intergenerational festival open to all jazz and all the currents that come from it: reggae, funk, soul, blues … A festival of legends, gathering the biggest names that built the jazz of today. A festival that makes the city “sing”!


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.

For more information CLICK HERE



We are excited to announce Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be performing in Marseille on June 7th at Château De La Buzine, Marseille, France.

Date: June 7th, 2018
Venue: Château De La Buzine, Marseille, France
Cost: Only €30 per 

MEDIACOM at 20 years old!!
Exceptional EVENT!!!
It is in the beautiful greenery of the Château de la BUZINE a few minutes from Marseille that MEDIACOM & Ulysses PRODUCTION have the pleasure to welcome you for an unforgettable evening!!
Thursday, June 07 from 7pm We expect very many for an unforgettable evening with the international Group Kid Creole and his stunning Coconuts!!!
* Reprise of legendary hits and new titles with 12 musicians on stage!!! Enjoy some of their greatest hits like Annie I’m Not Your Daddy, Stool Pigeon, I’m a Wonderful Thing Baby, Endicott, My Male Curiosity and more!
An exceptional evening with the contest of the magicians and lights of MEDIACOM for a mapping of the castle and the site!!
Many surprises are Réservès to you!!!
In the first part discovery of a new talent songwriter composer of Marseille with CEDRIC who accompanied by his musicians will open the evening!
On site bars, snack bar and food truck!
Evening and exceptional atmosphere not to be missed!

We welcome you for a unique evening!!!!



New date added!


Venue: Théâtre Antique d’Orange, Orange, France
Date: August 17th, 2018

Kid Creole and the Coconuts are very excited to playing this fantastic venue this summer!

For tickets go to: TICKETS

The Roman Theatre of Orange is a Roman theatre in Orange, VaucluseFrance. It was built early in the 1st century AD. The structure is owned by the municipality of Orange and is the home of the summer opera festival, the Chorégies d’Orange.

It is one of the best preserved of all Roman theatres, and served the Roman colony of Arausio (or, more specifically, Colonia Julia Firma Secundanorum Arausio: “the Julian colony of Arausio established by the soldiers of the second legion”) which was founded in 40 BC. Playing a major role in the life of the citizens, who spent a large part of their free time there, the theatre was seen by the Roman authorities not only as a means of spreading Roman culture to the colonies, but also as a way of distracting them from all political activities.




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

Marciac France

Marciac France

New date added!

Kid Creole and the Coconuts will be headlining at Jazz in Marciac festival on August 11th in Gers, South West France.

Click here for more information and for tickets: Jazz in Marciac

Tickets start at €20 and go up to €70. The band will be gracing the stage for a full live show at 23.00.

The lineup: 
August Darnell - the Kid
Sarah McGrath - Coconut
Roos Van 'Awesome' Rossum - Coconut
Charlotte De Graaf - Coconut
Barnaby Dickinson - trombone
George Hogg - trumpet
Tim Vine - keyboards
Jamie McCredie - guitar
Oroh Angiama - bass
Dave Imby - drums

Unclassifiable, this is how we can talk about the kind of music of Kid Creole & the Coconuts. The composition of this group of the 80s has changed dramatically over the years, we will mainly remember its leader August Darnell. Thomas August Darnell Browder, or simply August Darnell was born inthe Bronx where he grew up, New York bathing in the multiplicity of cultures and getting acquainted with many kinds of music. At the end of the 70s, Andy Hernandez and August Darnell together set up the group Kid Creole and the Coconuts accompanied by many musicians. The group is not long to  talk about it with the release of their first single "Maladie d'amour" in 1980. The first album,  "Off the coast of me" arrives the same year with thirteen titles. A year later, they return with  "Fresh fruit in foreign places" a kind of musical travel diary with twelve titles. Follows then   "Tropical gangsters" who arrives at the 3rd place of the UK Albums Chart. In 1983, Kid Creole &   the Coconuts released "Doppelganger" with titles such as "The lifeboat party" or "Broadway rhythm". With Kid Creole And The Coconuts, the cocktail of soul-calypso-rock and self-deprecating rhythmsfinds its happiest expression, with the luscious presence of the delightful Coconuts.

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40 summers young this summer

What are forty birthday candles compared with the fireworks that light up Marciac every summer? If you drew the equation with the true length of the festival over four decades of thrills, then you would have 600 nights at the least, plus as many days of jubilation and, for good measure, almost 6,000 raised curtains, enough to wear out more than one national theatre… By way of a ruby anniversary marking its fidelity to a genre in music that recognizes how much it owes to the Gers village, Jazz in Marciac is rewriting its pastoral symphony in rhythm this year. Everyone — Mayor, godfathers, maids of honour, best men, bridesmaids and witnesses — will be raining confetti over the finest parade ever held.  First in line, in terms of protocol, are those that we listen to come rain or come shine: Norah Jones, the priestess with the voice of a healer, returns to jazz; George Benson is synonymous with scat and guitar in unison; Herbie Hancock is a keyboard geek and the vehicle for 60 years of jazz, all trends combined… In the seats reserved for the faithful we have: Roy Hargrove, the worthy narrator of forms inherited from bebop; Stanley Clarke, at the summit of his virtuoso double bass (and his brazen slap electric instrument); Biréli Lagrène, the expert climber roping down from every peak of inspiration that takes his fancy… And Joshua Redman, whose civilized manners hide a sense of freedom and purpose that his father would certainly have endorsed. And then we naturally come to our close family, gathered together under the protective wings of Wynton Marsalis, every one of whose contributions to Marciac has been duly notarized as authentic. The Latin cousins are coming too, bringing their dances and that Afro-Cuban legitimacy without which the festival would have to relinquish its exotic, heterogeneous and xenophile share in culture: Chucho Valdès and Roberto Fonseca feel at home there. Turbulent youngsters rightfully have their seats too: Emile Parisien (who has improvised a second birthplace for himself right here in Marciac on the benches of a school); Vincent Peirani, an accordionist whose intriguing ubiquity speaks volumes for him; Electro Deluxe and Panam Panic, retro and modern at the same time, they are seekers and finders of groove. Finally, all anniversaries have surprises: what statements are the Labèque Sisters going to make from behind a piano peppered with Basque percussion? Or Henri Texier, a totem of the double bass, lyrical and libertarian, giving Manu Katché the keys of the metronome? Today more than ever, the festival has taken up its summer quarters in every corner of the village: in Town Hall square to set the jazz tempo for the day; at the Astrada, the cosy concourse where established artists (and promises already kept) will be showing the most intimate aspects of their talents. And here and there, in the back of a bar, jazz will be spreading its ephemeral eternity. Forty candles. And the flame is still there. Forty young summers making this particular summer worth the wait for everyone…

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.