Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration begins this Saturday, February 11, with The B-52s, one of the world’s most beloved party bands, performing live on the Music Plaza Stage.

The B-52s will rock the stage with their high-energy dance beats and witty hybrid punk rock sounds. For more than 30 years, they have remained one of the most popular rock bands in the world, selling more than 20 million albums and receiving three Grammy nominations. Some of their most popular hits include, “Rock Lobster,” “Roam” and the worldwide classic hit, “Love Shack.”

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras combines unparalleled theme park entertainment with an elaborate Mardi Gras parade, dozens of colorfully costumed performers, authentic New Orleans bands, delicious Cajun cuisine and live concerts by some of today’s most popular artists. This ultimate street party runs every Saturday and select nights from February 11 through April 14. For full headliner line-up, see below.

This year’s celebration features one of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras most powerful and diverse musical line-ups ever. With a combined total of more than 350 million albums sold, guests will rock out this spring to 14 of the biggest names in music during an authentic and family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans street party.

MARDI GRAS 2012 TALENT LINE-UP

Mardi Gras Event Dates Headliners performing in Music Plaza
Saturday 11 February The B-52s
Saturday 18 February Kelly Clarkson
Sunday 19 February Boyz II Men
Saturday 25 February Diana Ross
Saturday 3 March Goo Goo Dolls
Saturday 10 March Big Time Rush
Friday 16 March J Cole
Saturday 17 March Sugar Ray
Friday 23 March Hot Chelle Rae
Saturday 24 March B.o.B
Friday 30 March Plain White T's
Saturday 31 March Prince Royce
Saturday 7 April Cyndi Lauper
Saturday 14 April KC & The Sunshine Band