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When is the Festival?
The Festival runs from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 July 2024.
Where is the Festival?
Cherry Hinton Hall, Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge, CB1 8DW.
When will the line-up be announced?
We will announce our first raft of Artists in January 2024. Once announced, updates will be available HERE, on our social media channels and customers will receive updates via email. If you haven't signed up to our Folk Festival emails you can do that HERE
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Where can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets online HERE. The Cambridge Live Tickets Box Office is the sole outlet for the Folk Festival (other than payment-plan tickets through Gigantic).
We regret that we cannot guarantee the validity of tickets bought through any other outlet. Please see our Secondary Ticketing FAQ HERE for further information.
Phonelines are open 10am - 5pm Monday - Friday (01223 357851), please note - due to staffing availability, there may be times we are not able to open phonelines during our stated hours. If we are not available via phone please email us on tickets@cambridge.gov.uk with your query and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Will tickets be available on the gate?
Yes. There is a Box Office on site at Cherry Hinton Hall where you can still purchase tickets, subject to availability. The Box Office will be open from 10am each morning.
How many tickets can I buy?
You can buy a maximum of 6 adult tickets, per person or per booking.
What discounts are available?
Tickets at discounted rates are available for:
• Cambridge City residents
• Disabled Access & Personal Assistant tickets
What qualifies me as a Cambridge City Resident?
This discount is for those who pay their council tax to Cambridge City Council (or those living in a household which does). Each person with a Cambridge City Resident ticket must provide proof of residence upon arrival at the Festival Wristband Exchange. Failure to provide proof will result in the full cost of the ticket being charged.
Do children under 5 need a ticket?
Yes, everyone needs a ticket. Children under 5 are admitted free but still require a ticket and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult on site and ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 18 on arrival.
I’ve booked my tickets, when will they be delivered?
All tickets will be sent as a print at home ticket to the registered email they were purchased with.
Is camping included with a full festival ticket?
No. To camp, you must purchase sufficient camping tickets for the size of your tent for the campsite of your choice. One camping ticket entitles you to a plot large enough for a 2/3 berth tent (max size 4.5m x 3.5m inc guy ropes, measured from the longest to the widest point). Each tent, awning or canopy will require its own camping ticket.
Can you recommend any hotels?
Our new sponsor this year is Turing Locke aparthotel. They are based in Eddington and are offering all Cambridge Folk Festival guests a 10% discount on their stay, click here for more details.
What time do gates open?
10am on the Thursday of the Festival. The on-site Box Office/Wristband Exchange will also be open each morning at 10am.
Is there WiFi on site?
Yes, there is free WiFi across the Festival site.
When do I have to leave?
All people will have to be off-site by 1pm Monday following the Festival.
What is Cherry Hinton campsite like?
Cherry Hinton Hall Campsite is the main campsite and is on the same site as the Festival arena and stages. Cherry Hinton Hall Campsite is a beautiful park complete with a duck pond, gardens, lovely trees, and a small country house. The campsite surrounds the main arena and has a wonderful atmosphere. There is also a Children’s Area (including a paddling pool) with even more fantastic activities for the younger folkies to get involved with.
There are no showers on the Cherry Hinton Hall Campsite, instead the shower arrangement is as follows:
Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre - Dates and times campers can access shower facilities: 08:00 – 13:00, Friday 25 July 2023 – Sunday 28 July 2024. Price: £3.50 per person (card payments only)
What is Coldham’s Common campsite like?
Coldham’s Common is situated approximately 1.5 miles from the main Festival site with free regular buses running to the main site. It is more peaceful and child friendly than Cherry Hinton Hall Campsite. Facilities include: on-site parking; showers; catering; family campsite entertainment; floor-singers’ late night bar; stage; craft stalls; nearby local swimming pool.
Can I get a refund on my ticket?
Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or re-sold. 
I have a disability. Where can I find further information about Festival facilities and access?
We like to make sure that no one misses out. If you have any questions please get in touch. Email: cffaccessibility@cambridge.gov.uk
Can I bring my dog to the Festival?
Only assistance dogs will be allowed at the event – please note this includes all campsites.
How do I get to the festival?
Transport emissions from Festival customers make up the largest part of our carbon footprint! You can help by considering your own impact and planning ahead for a green sustainable journey. You can find out more information on how to help us become a Greener Festival HERE
How do I get from the train station to the festival site?
Anyone attending the Festival arriving from Cambridge Rail Station can take a Citi bus towards Cherry Hinton Hall (The Cambridge Folk Festival site). Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver and cost £2. Buses run every 10 minutes and are wheelchair accessible.

Can I walk to the festival?
Cherry Hinton Hall and Coldham’s Common are a 35-45 minute walk from the Cambridge Rail station.
Can I cycle to the festival?
Folks cycling to the Festival can lock their bikes within the Festival by the Box Office.
Can I park at the festival?
Yes, parking is available. Parking tickets must be purchased, priced at £20 for the full weekend or £6 per day. Tickets can be purchased HERE
We introduced a car parking charge in 2023 to help support the future of Cambridge, reduce our carbon footprint and continue to bring you an event that proudly lives up to its title as one of the world’s oldest and best Folk Festivals!
If you are camping at Coldham’s Common, you are welcome to park your car next to your tent. However, please note that once parked, you won’t be able to use your vehicle for the remainder of the weekend. If you anticipate needing access to your car, we recommend pitching your tent at Coldham’s Common and then relocating your vehicle to the car park at the top of the site. 
Don’t forget there is a regular shuttle bus that will take you from Coldham's Common to Cherry Hinton Hall. You can also find out more about how you can help us to become a greener festival HERE
Will there be cashpoints at the festival?
There will be no cashpoints on site. Please note that the bars are card only.
Can I bring my caravan, minivan or campervan?
You are more than welcome to bring your caravan, minivan or campervan to our site for the weekend but you’ll have to purchase the correct ticket for your vehicle. Caravans, minivans and campervans are permitted only at Coldham’s Common.
Folks with a disability can purchase limited campervan or caravan tickets for the Cherry Hinton Hall Campsite, which are available on a first come, first served basis from Cambridge Live Tickets. If you wish to have an awning on your caravan, minivan or campervan then you must also purchase a Coldham’s Common Camping ticket as well as your caravan, minivan and campervan ticket.
Can I bring in my own food and alcohol?
You are permitted to bring food and a reasonable amount of alcohol for personal consumption into your campsite and the arena. However, we offer a fantastic selection of food and drinks, and we encourage our customers to utilize our bars, food stalls, and vendors whenever possible. Your support in using these facilities contributes to the financial sustainability of the festival. Please remember that no glass is allowed into the arena.
Is there an onsite convenience shop for basic food supplies?
There is no onsite shop providing basic food supplies at the Festival. However, we have various caterers and bars offering food and drinks in the main arena. Additionally, a 24-hour Budgens is situated at the Petrol station opposite the site. Moreover, you can locate a Co-op store at the intersection of Cherry Hinton Road and Perne Road, along with a nearby Tesco store in Fulbourn.


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