A FESTIVAL celebrating Southern American culture will take place in Malton this weekend.

The Yorkshire Cajun and Zydeco Festival is now in its third year, and organisers hope this year will attract more people than ever from North Yorkshire and beyond.

The Milton Rooms in Malton Market Place will be transformed to replicate an authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras, with Zydeco music – a musical genre evolved by French Creole speakers in Louisiana, blended with Cajun blues music.

To book tickets and for further details visit www.yorkshirecajun.com or call 07786-040734.