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Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2012 Lineup



Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2012 Lineup


Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane is less than two months away but fans can start to plan their Festival experience TODAY! Create your own Festival schedule is now up and running, thanks to DoStuff Media out of Austin, Texas. Not only can Festival fans make their very own Festival Schedule, they can share their schedule on Facebook and Twitter. Enjoying Festival has never been so EASY!

In partnership with Do Stuff Media, fans will find it easier than ever to plan their Festival fun. At,   fans will find the 2012 Festival Line-up and Schedule. One there, they can read artist biographies, view videos on YouTube, listen to artist’s songs buy music via iTunes and customize their schedule by artists and stage. Please note that Festival schedule and/or performers are subject to change at any time; any updates will be available immediately at

 “We are excited to work again with DoStuff Media on creating a fun and personalized way for our fans to experience Festival International de Louisiane.” says Dana Baker, Festival International Executive Director. ” It is exciting for us to see so many people using the platform and getting excited about this year’s festival.” 

This year’s phenomenal line-up includes performances by Robert Randolph & the Family Band Seun Kuti & Eqypt 80 Rusted Root Gary Clark Jr., Texas Tornados featuring Flaco Jiménez, Augie Meyers and Shawn Sahm (Texas), and many more.   Over 100 performances over 5 days and its FREE! Below is the full list of performers for the 26th year of Festival International de Louisiane, held April 25-April 29, 2012.


Every week until Festival begins the team at Festival International will be adding exciting new additions to this year’s event, so stay tuned!  Visit our website, for all the latest information!


Monday, April 23
Soirées du Cinéma at Cité des Arts 

Tuesday, April 24
Soirées du Cinéma at Cité des Arts, Rhythm & Roots at The Blue Moon: Rufus Jagneaux w/ special guests (Louisiana)

Wednesday, April 25
Soirées du Cinéma at The French Press, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys (Louisiana - Zydeco)
Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers (Louisiana - Zydeco), Rhythm & Roots at The Blue Moon: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys with Courtbullion (Louisiana)
Thursday, April 26

Robert Randolph & the Family Band (US – Funk/Rock/Soul),Sonny Landreth (Louisiana –Slide Guitar), Bombino (Niger – Desert Rock),Opening Ceremonies, David Lofton Volunteer of the Year Award (Louisiana),Bas Clas w/ Special Guest Eric Adcock (Louisiana- Rock n Roll),Ceux Qui Marchent Debout (France- Brass Funk), Debo Band (Ethiopia- Ethio-Groove),Cirque Du La Rue: Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana),Rhythms & Roots Series: Bluerunners with Ceux Qui Marchent Debout (Louisiana/France),THÉÂTRE: Kaleidoscope, directed by Nathan Gabriel, written by Ray Bradbury.


Friday, April 27

Cheikh Lô (Senegal-African/World), Bombino (Niger – Desert Rock),Gary Clark, Jr. (US- Blues) Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba-Latin Percussion), Beats Antique (US-Electronica/World/Dance),Chico Trujillo (Chile-Cumbia), Kharia Arby (Mali-Desert Rock),Radio Radio (New Brunswick-Hip Hop) Lindigo (Reunion Island Maloya/Sega),Vagabond Swing (Louisiana- Gypsy/Afrobeat/Swing),Joel Savoy’s Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round (Louisiana- Honky Tonk),Pine Leaf Boys (Louisiana-Cajun),Soirées du Cinéma at French Press, Cirque Du La Rue: Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana),WGASA Bush Tribe Stilt Walkers (US),Rhythms & Roots Series: FIGHTs w/ Radio Radio (Louisiana/New Brunswick),THÉÂTRE: Kaleidoscope, directed by Nathan Gabriel, written by Ray Bradbury,  Louisiana International Music Exchange (LIME), Bach Lunch: Canailles (Quebec), Parc de Lafayette Jam ,Spoken Innovation Poetry Slam


Saturday, April 28


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria-African/ World),Debo Band (Ethiopia- Ethio-Groove),Stooges Brass Band (Louisiana-New Orleans Brass), Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba-Latin Percussion), Lindigo( Reunion Island-Maloya-Sega)

Ceux Qui Marchent Debout (France-Brass Funk),Texas Tornados w/ Flaco Jiménez, Augie Meyers & Shawn Sahm (Texas-Tex Mex), Kharia Arby (Mali-Desert Blues),T-Bird & The Breaks (Texas-Funk/Hip Hop/Rock n Roll)

Debauche Russian Mafia Band (Ukraine/US-Russian Retro Punk), Red Stick Ramblers (Louisiana- Cajun)Slavic Soul Party! (Balkans/US-Slavic Brass),Soul Express Brass Band (Louisiana – Brass) , FIGHTs (Louisiana- Indie Pop) ,Vishtén (Prince Edward Island – Traditional Acadian) ,Téada (Ireland- Traditional Irish) ,Lamajamal (Middle East/US- Gypsy Surf, Canailles (Québec- Québec Roots) ,Radio Radio (New Brunswick – Hip Hop),Courir du Festival 5K Run ,Canailles (Québec – Quêbec Roots) , Louisiana Folk Roots presents: International Fiddle Summit (Louisiana- Traditional Fiddles) , Louisiana Folk Roots presents: Charlie Wooton & Doug Belote (Louisiana- Louisiana Funk) , Mercy Brothers (Louisiana- Rockabilly Gospel) ,The Viatones (Louisiana- Folk Rock) Lost Bayou Ramblers (Louisiana – Cajun) , Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band (Louisiana – Zydeco) , Lamajamal (U.S. – Gypsy Surf) ,Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba- Latin Percussion) ,Naybor’s Basement (Louisiana – Rock) , Emma May (Louisiana – Singer/Songwriter, Spoken Word, Allons jouer avec M. Christian   (Louisiana ,Les Bassettes (Louisiana- Cajun)
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