The 14,000 capacity Festival organised by Cambridge City Council which started life in 1965, draws acclaim for its combination of internationally renowned headline artists and support for up and coming young performers and continues to enjoy sell-out crowds year on year.
Popular for its unique parkland setting, great facilities and family friendliness, the Festival offers something for everyone with four covered stages, street theatre, music workshops and sessions, raucous ceilidhs, open stages, a youth area, internet café, kids’ ceilidh, storytelling, free creche, paddling pool and playground, real ale bars.
Following the triumphant 50th anniversary last summer, Cambridge Folk Festival won the highest possible environmental honour at the Greener Festival Awards, becoming one of only nine festivals worldwide and one of only two in the UK to achieve the Outstanding category.
Artists announced so far Joan Baez (Sat), Passenger (Sun), Frank Turner (Fri)
Joan Armatrading (Sun), The Proclaimers (Fri), Punch Brothers (Sun), John Butler Trio (Sat) Nick Mulvey (Fri), Wilko Johnson (Fri) The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Sun)
The Unthanks (Sat), Show of Hands (Sat) Katzenjammer (Thurs), Altan (Fri) Treacherous Orchestra (Sat), Gretchen Peters (Sat) The Skatalites (Sat), Danú (Sun), Stornoway (Sat) Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr (Sun) Rhiannon Giddens (Sat), Shooglenifty (Sat & Sun) Peggy Seeger (Fri), Bella Hardy (Sun), Alvin Youngblood Hart (Sat)
Amsterdam Klezmer Band XL (Fri), The Lone Bellow (Sat & Sun) Chris Smither (Fri), Angaleena Presley (Fri) Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker (Thur & Fri) Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Fri)
The Demon Barbers XL (Sun) Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh (Sat) Keston Cobblers Club (Sun), The Stray Birds (Sat & Sun) Rura (Fri & Sat), Olivia Chaney (Sat), Goitse (Sat & Sun)
De Temps Antan (Fri, Sat, Sun), Lynched (Thurs), Ben Miller Band (Sun) Blackbeard’s Tea Party (Fri), Brian McNeill (Fri & Sat) The Willows (Sun), CoCo & The Butterfields (Sun)
Fara (Thur & Sun), Mawkin (Thurs), The Elephant Sessions (Thurs) Hannah Sanders (Thurs), 3Sticks (Fri), David Gibb (Fri)