As the weather in Acadiana heats up following an icy winter, the hype for the region's largest festival does the same.
Held in downtown Lafayette, Festival International de Louisiane has released its 2018 lineup, full of international artists, as well as familiar bands.
The 2018 performers include:
Mydi Rabycad from Czech Republic
Jupiter & Okwess from the Democratic Republic of Congro
Dockside Allstar Hall of Fame Ft. Givers w/ Special Guests Marc Broussard, Marcia Ball, Terrance Simien, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Susan from Louisiana and various states.
Sonia Jobarteh from Gambia
Zachary Richard from the U.S.
Making Movies from Panama, Mexico and Latin America
Congrés Mondial Acadien 2019 Kitchen Party ft. Lisa Leblanc, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Zachary Richard, Florent Vollant, Shauit from various locations
Niyaz featuring Azam Ali from Iran
Sidi Touré from Mali
Samantha Fish from Louisiana
Florent Vollant with special guest Shauit from Quebec
Lost Bayou Ramblers from Louisiana