Chart-topping boy band The Wanted – famed for hits such as ‘Glad You Came’ and ‘Chasing the Sun’ – will perform live in concert at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration – the biggest, most authentic Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans.

Also performing at next year’s event is R&B superstar Robin Thicke, the popular singer behind the mega-hit ‘Blurred Lines’.

Next spring, the biggest Mardi Gras bash this side of the bayou will take place at Universal Studios Florida with more concerts than ever before. For a total of 20 select nights from February 8th through May 31st, guests will enjoy an authentic family-friendly version of the iconic “N’awlins” street party featuring a colourful parade, delectable Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands and live performances by some of the biggest names in music today.

Robin Thicke will perform on February 22nd and The Wanted will take the stage on May 10th. The full Mardi Gras 2014 concert line-up and event details, including the parade theme, will be announced at a later date.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included in normal admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information, visit