Visit North Carolina

Thursday 29 March 2018

Cambridge Folk Festival is pleased to announce that Visit North Carolina will be coming on board as one of the sponsors of the 2018 Festival.  Guest curator Rhiannon Giddens, who hails from North Carolina, has selected five artists who will play across the weekend including Peggy Seeger, Kaia Kater, Birds of Chicago, Amythyst Kiah and Yola Carter.

North Carolina has a rich and vibrant musical history. Doc Watson, John Coltrane, James Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Randy Travis, The Avett Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens, are among North Carolina music alumni. Traditional music, from bluegrass to century-old ballads, still resounds along the Blue Ridge Music Trails. Talent old and new is always on display at concerts, festivals and small venues throughout the state where you can hear this heritage first hand.

Wit Tuttel, Director of Visit North Carolina commented:

“Visit North Carolina is excited to be working with one of the must-see and longest standing music events in the UK; the Cambridge Folk Festival. We look forward to sharing the musical heritage, authentic BBQ and craft brews of the beautiful state of North Carolina with festival goers.  Our destination’s music provides the perfect backdrop and soundtrack to a Southern USA holiday.”

Cambridge Folk Festival commented:

“Visit North Carolina are a great partner that we're thrilled to add to the Cambridge Folk Festival family for 2018. Our festival proclaims great music from across the world and we always excited to work with partners that make those international connections stronger.  To celebrate this we are working with them to offer a very special competition - a real 'must' for any music-lover."

Competition information:

Visit North Carolina in conjunction with Yep Roc Records are offering you the chance to win a North Carolina Bluegrass holiday of a life time! You and a guest will fly round trip from the UK to Raleigh, North Carolina. You’ll also get a pair of 4-day VIP passes to North Carolina’s Signature Music Festival, MerleFest plus two Midnight Jam tickets. As if that wasn’t enough you will also get two full weekend tickets for the Cambridge Folk Festival. Travel dates are 25th April 2018 - 30th April 2018, arriving in the UK on 1st May 2018. Flights, accommodation and car hire are provided. The competition ends at midnight on 3.4.18.

Full information, how to enter and terms and conditions can be found at

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