We are excited to announce Cambridge Folk Festival at Home 2020, a unique event to mark the Festival weekend by inviting you to create your own festival atmosphere at home and enjoy a host of special entertainment and activities.
Running during the scheduled dates of the 2020 festival, Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August, Cambridge Folk Festival at Home 2020 will include a mix of exclusive video content from artists and workshop leaders plus a Cambridge-curated playlists which can be streamed on Spotify HERE.
What's more, both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire have announced plans for the Cambridge weekend. BBC Radio 2 have announced their own Virtual Folk Festival, taking place the very same Saturday as Cambridge with Yusuf / Cat Stevens as a headliner. Yusuf / Cat Stevens was due to headline Cambridge this year, so having him on BBC Radio 2 will make a great way to celebrate the Cambridge Folk Festival at Home.
As part of the Festival’s celebrations, BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy will lead the Cambridge Folk Festival’s Virtual Choir. A long-time performer at the Festival, Bella Hardy helped introduce The Hub in 2006 as a music making area for young people. Look out for the Virtual Choir's performance of The Parting Glass in three-part harmony during the festival.
Another highlight of the weekend will be the Songlines Interview, featuring Songlines Magazine editor Jo Frost in conversation with Fatoumata Diawara, which will be available to watch on Facebook.
Further talks and workshops being run remotely over the course of the weekend will include a talk about environmentalism from folk singer Sam Lee, a storytelling workshop with Alex Ultradish, a movement workshop created by Debbie Norris, who choreographed the folk ballet The Sisters of Elva Hill which premiered at the 2019 Festival, and yoga sessions.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back once again in 2021, Thursday 29th July to Sunday 1st August.